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Washing machine I have oil marks (3 lines close together) coming out from under the agitator on the bottom of the drum. The washer is a Amanna 12-14 years old and has not been over used or abused. Now its gotten worse on the next wash with lines of oil spreading out around the entire diameter under the agitator. Must be a seal that is failed and needs to be replaced. Can this be done from above or do I need to replace from underneath ??

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12 to 14 years on an Amana, (speed queen) built is about life on that machine, You need a transmission replacement. major work. You could have the machine rebuilt, which while it is being done, you would need a new belt, pump, brake pads, tub seal plus anything else that is rusted. You would be better off $$$ to replace the machine.

Let me know if you have any more questions. T

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