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My machine has brown spots of grease/oil appearing on the floor beneath it. The machine is still functioning but it is much louder than it used to be when filling and spinning. The model number is GW709AU.

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The seals have gone, what happens is the neoprene seals breaks down and water penetrates the bearing, bypassing the armature while the detergent water removing the grease from the bearing to the floor. The cheapest way to fix it is buy a new machine .

Posted on Nov 30, 2011

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    it will destroy the bearing as well as other things going wrong,

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Those brown spot are rust your main seal is failing if too far gone your washer will be noisy on spin suggest you replace bearing and seal before shaft is damaged hope this has helped let me know

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