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On several occasions, white sheets come out of the washer with dark stains on them. Seems like some kind of oil. We have to spray with stain remover and rewash. This seems to take care of it, but would like to know what the problem is and how to correct it.

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This is caused by an oil leak at the transmission tub seal.

Kinda expensive to fix. Depends on the age of your washer whether its worth it.

 

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