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Noticed after I do a load of laundry there are black (grease) spots on my clothes. I found a grease spot on the bottom of tub. What could this be?

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    grease found on the bottom of the bowl seems to have come from under the adjitator

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Its the topseal on the transmission thats leaking,the term for this is called "back-wash" you need a new seal

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