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10+ Maytag washer oil leak. LAT2300AAE

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Hello.
My trusty Maytag, or so I thought, has some oil underneath it. The oil wasn't running out in front of the washer, but soaked the dust and lint which collects underneath.

I assume its a bad transmission seal. But wouldn't that also mean a loose bearing/bushing?

Is it worth repairing a 10+ year old Maytag?

Thanks
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· #1 HAWKEYE FAN
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very typical, if it is just a little oil it will be no problem. If it starts to run out, then you have a problem that will need to be repaired.
 

· Mike K
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Discussion Starter · #3 ·
I found soil soaking all the dust under and behind the washer. Not just a little spot.

I found the lip seal part #436000. Do I need the Lip Seal Tool Kit (part #430588)to install it? What other parts would I need to complete the job, and when will I know its time?

Thanks for your time hardwareman.
 

· #1 HAWKEYE FAN
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you will definetly need the tool, thats a good washer so go ahead and just do it soon.
 

· Mike K
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Just talked to my local Maytag to get a idea of price. They said they dont replace the seal and only replace the tranny $300. Also said the lip seal is for the top keeping the water in.:huh: ?
 

· #1 HAWKEYE FAN
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PART # 207843 lip seal kit for center shaft on trans. costs about $10.00
 
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