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Gearcase oil leak by laying on its side - Problem?

I was transporting my Kenmore stacked washer dryer model #11092962101 and had to lay on its side. There is an oil leak from the gearcase and it seems to be quite a bit.

Is this a normal situation or is it an indication some gasket is gone? Is this going to be a big problem down the line? Is there a way to replenish the oil? Or do I have to change out the gearcase totally?

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There is a breather hole in the top of the gearcase. Yoy probably had some leak out through there when you laid the washer over. If it was not over to long you will probably be ok. there is no way to replenish the oil it would require replacing the gearcase.

Posted on Apr 07, 2008

  • Patrick Blasz
    Patrick Blasz Sep 13, 2014

    You can open the gear case and add oil about 1/2" below the lip. Will then have to use gasket seal when replacing lid.



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