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I have an old Whirlpool washer that lately has been leaving a brownish and greasy ring around the top of the tub after washing clothes. What could possibly be causing this problem? The bearings? If so, should I replace the transmission in it or get a new washer?

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Replace Seal and bearing, thats all.

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