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Samckitt
07-19-2008, 01:40 PM
Somehow ours is getting oil/grease into the drum with the clothes. Smells like gear lube. And of course getting on the clothes.

Larry Callahan
07-19-2008, 01:42 PM
It sounds like the seal in the transmission is gone. Some machines also use oil filled pumps and it could be that.

I assume it's a top loader? How old is it?

If it's the transmission seal and it's not an old machine you can probably remove the agitator, refill it with oil and replace the seal.

Samckitt
07-19-2008, 01:49 PM
It is one that the dryer & washer are all one piece stacked on the other. Washer is top loader & around 12/13 years old. So if I have to replace it, I have to replace both.

Larry Callahan
07-19-2008, 01:51 PM
Doh! Try a Google search with the washer make and model number. My bet is it's a $50 repair.

Samckitt
07-19-2008, 01:56 PM
Really $50 to fix. COOL! I was thinking $1000 to replace them.

Samckitt
07-19-2008, 03:24 PM
I just took part of the tub/agitator apart & it is all over the inside of the agitator. Which part do you think it is? From the solid black part up is all inside the tub.

http://content.searspartsdirect.com/lis_png/PLDM/10045046-00006.png

Larry Callahan
07-19-2008, 03:36 PM
Is the solid black part #26?

Do you have a list of these numbers?

Or, post your make and model and I will help in the search.

Samckitt
07-19-2008, 03:47 PM
Yes solid black piece is #26, I assume it seals between the transmission housing & the tub. So I don't think it is there, gotta be #4, (seal upper lip).

Parts & diagram on this page:
http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/retrieveSubComponentPartsAction.action?diagramPage Id=00006&componentDescription=GEARCASE/TRANSMISSION&documentId=10045046&modelNumber=41799680210&productCategoryId=0152000&brandId=0582&modelName=LAUNDRY%20CENTER&backToLink=Return%20to%20Sub%20Components

Larry Callahan
07-19-2008, 03:51 PM
4 and 26 are both seals. I would change them both but that's me. I will keep reading up.

Samckitt
07-19-2008, 04:01 PM
4 and 26 are both seals. I would change them both but that's me. I will keep reading up.

I agree with ya, if I take it apart that far I would replace both, but my thought is if 26 is leaking, there would be water all over the inside bottom of the washer.

Larry Callahan
07-19-2008, 04:17 PM
True but, it looks like 26 has two parts or is very tall? If the top is above the water level it might not drain the water into it?

Samckitt
07-19-2008, 04:28 PM
OK now that I look a little more, I think seal 26 stayed with the agitator when I took it off, & may be where it is leaking.

Larry Callahan
07-19-2008, 04:29 PM
Cool. Let me know how it goes.

Samckitt
07-19-2008, 04:41 PM
OK now I don't think seal 26 is in the agitator. I guess I have to take the whole thing apart. FART!

Samckitt
07-19-2008, 04:42 PM
Thanks for the help.

Larry Callahan
07-19-2008, 04:55 PM
Any time. I just hope that's it.