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Trying to fix washer i flipped it upside down and it leaked oil will i have a problem?

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  • stalhu Nov 14, 2009

    she flipped it...did you understand the question?

  • A Miller May 11, 2010

    Good question. How does your wife feel about oil on the floor?

  • A Miller May 11, 2010

    Well, no actually, I didn't understand your question, but it did bring interesting animations to my imagination ... Think about it, the heading is "Generic Problem ... Cellular Phones" and the comment talks about a "flipped washer" (weighing more than 100 lbs) and your question is "will I have a problem (with the oil that leaked out)?" My comment was "How does your wife feel about the oil on the floor?" When I think of "flipped" I'm thinking about a coin, or a burger, or an acrobat, not a washing machine. I am not laughing at you, the picture that came to mind was humorous, I think you will admit. You have entered into a very ambitious repair and my hat is off to you for that, my friend. It is never easy to repair awkward, bulky, heavy equipment in a limited and confined space. I'm sorry it fell (flipped) and I am very happy no one was hurt as a result of the accident. As far as answering your question, you don't say anything about its make, model or age nor the amount of oil that spilled. I would say that it was probably a small amount and it probably came from a breather in the transmission. Replacing the oil may be more of a job than you want to take on. I don't know but would guess that replacing the oil might require removal of the transmission. I would guess the transmission contains 10 or so ounces of oil and I would further guess that you lost less than one ounce - but I don't know anything about these figures. Presumably, the breather is on the top of the transmission and probably not accessible otherwise, though, there could be a filler attachment on the transmission. I don't know these details about your machine. I am NOT a washer transmission expert and I don't propose this as a SOLUTION. I am posting this as a "Clarification Request". There are other volunteer's here ("Here" is a Virtual Place) who will see your question and the comments that have been posted and you will probably get better direction and instruction from one of them. If this were my machine, I would finish what ever repair I was doing (replacing the belt?). I'd look to see what was involved in replacing the lost oil (I presume this is 90 or 120 weight gear oil). If I could reasonably make that repair, I'd try it. I would not remove the transmission! My main concern here is getting it back together AND keeping all my skin in place, no blood loss. Then there is the concern for the "Law of Unintended Consequences". I don't want to make things worse because of something I had not anticipated. If I couldn't get the oil in pretty easily, I'd put the machine back in service. My reasoning is my machine is not new and nothing lasts for ever. Your thinking doesn't have to parallel mine. I am certainly not trying to make light of your situation, your ability to effect this repair, or you. If I offended you in any way, I am very sorry. It IS not my intention, as a volunteer worker at FixYa.com, to offend people who post questions. If you are still with me, thank you for reading my comment and thanks for posting your comment at FixYa.com. a

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