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Your transmissions lower oil seal is leaking and needs to be replaced,if the top seal goes,you will start to see oil droplets on your clothes when washed and this is called "wash-back"

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The gear case you are referring to is actually the transmission, and yes this is not a good sign. The seal has gone out. its usually cheaper to get another washer than repairing the old one. However if you would rather repair this one then i would try to shop around and find the best bargain.

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You said, My GE washer is leaking a tan colored oil underneath the unit. I suspect it's the gear case leaking. How difficult is it to replace the gasket or seal. I like to fix things and have tools. If the gear oil is leaking this usually means the transmission is shot and on it's way out. It is not cost efficient to have it replaced. 99.9 % of the time you throw it out and buy a new washer.
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you can buy a new washer.
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Repair or replace?

When to pull the plug on your old washer

Typically, you'll also find a troubleshooting section for more-serious problems
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When a repair makes sense.

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When a repair might be a wise choice.

If your washer is out of warranty and is four to seven years old,
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When it pays to replace.

The repair costs more than half the price of a comparable new washer.
Data also shows that it doesn't pay to fix a less-expensive washer
eight or more years old.

Thanks to better recycling programs, less than 10 percent
of washers you replace are likely to end up in a landfill.


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This being a GE? I'd wager that a tranny job is in order. If the machine is less than 5 years old it's under warranty so you'd call GE at 1-800-GE CARES. If it's more than 5 years old? Your washer is no more than a boat anchor. Get a new washer, preferably a Whirlpool. The repair cost for a new tranny will out-weigh the value of the machine.

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