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Brown oil is leaking from the bottom of the washer

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The only place oil can come from is the transmission. If you do not have a big leak, it may run a long time (read: maybe a year or more) before low oil level in the transmission causes major appliance damage, but it's time to start looking for a new washer. Many washers these days do not even use an oil filled transmission. Current GE machines do not, and the Whirlpool models comming soon don't either. If you can afford it, the front loading LG washers (which are direct drive, thus no transmission or clutch, and have a 10 year motor warranty) are the best, in my opinion.

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