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We just got a new fangled stacking washer dryer set. My old one as we look to remove it had a grease stain underneath it. It was a small little bit about 2" wide after about 3 weeks since being placed there since repainting the closet.

My plan was to donate this unit to a Habitat Restore. But if this is a sign it is on its last legs I don't want someone else to pay for a life-limited washing machine.
 

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If you look closely underneath the machine, you will find a leaky seal, usually in the transmission area.

If that seal ain't fixed soon, it will fail and be a junker for sure.


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If you look closely underneath the machine, you will find a leaky seal, usually in the transmission area.

If that seal ain't fixed soon, it will fail and be a junker for sure.


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Thanks for the heads up. I just watched a video on that process. It is way more work than I want to do so the Restore can sell it for a good cause.

I am going to make a fire pit out of it instead. Maybe I can put the motor inside to good use also.
 

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I had a Sears Kenmore Elite washer. The transmission failed after 10 years. I rebuilt it, filled with hypoid oil and sealed the pan to the unit per the mfgr suggestion with RTV. The transmission leaked after that. Must have been the pan seal. I had to keep a cookie tray under it to keep it from staining my floor.
Long story short, the thing kept running for another 8 years until I sold the house, and I presume it is still running!
Moral: A small leak is not catastrophic. Mine would leak several drops every time it ran, and it never ran out of oil. Keep using it, or donate it and tell them to place a cookie sheet underneath, and it will probably run another 10 years.
 
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Keep using it, or donate it and tell them to place a cookie sheet underneath, and it will probably run another 10 years.
If I was donating it for someone who is getting it free I would do that. If I donate it it will get sold to someone who will be playing Russian roulette (is it transmission fluid or the pan seal?) with the oil substance underneath. If I had not spent almost 2 grand for a new unit, which I am regretting mightily at this time as I am trying to squeeze it into the spot, I would run it till it quit.

I watched the video of the repair it looks pretty involved. The video I saw showed the guy dismantling the entire machine to get to the transmission. It was enough of an effort for me to rationalize a new unit.
 
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