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If your statement is referring to having grease
being left on clothing during washing; It could be the grease seal located on the shaft that drives the "agitator" which is the paddle arrangement in the machine tub.
You can check this by removing the screw or bolt that holds the "agitator" in place.
You do this with the machine filled with water with no soap and no apparel [clothing sheet towels] in the tub at this time.
With the machine filled with water; turn it on and allow it to "agiate" for about a half minute.
That should cause the agitator to free it'self from the shaft.
Turn the machine offf then lift the agiator from the tub, then place the control in the drain/spin position to remove the waer.
After the water is pumped from the machine you can inspect the bottom of the tub for lubricant.
If it is present there are a couple of options, first if it is a fairly new machine and or if you have a manitanance agreement then call them for repairs if it is an old machine without a repair agreement then you might want to consider replacement.
As a severe warning do not place any body parts in the machine while it is operating!
If the lubricant is under the machine possibly you recently had it repaired or lubricated with an exceessive amount applied also again !if it is an older or well used machine particulary it consistently being overloaded , that could cause tranmission seal failure

Posted on May 05, 2010


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