oil spots under Maytag washingmachine

I have a 7tr old Maytag washing machine and have noticed smaill oil spots underneath the front of it... I turned it over and there is a cylindrical plastic cover that covers what looks like a flywheel with the belt around it that seems to be the source of the leak... I am thinking that this cover contains the oil which is used to lubricate the transmission..
Does anyone have any idea if I am correct? I have also read that a small amount of oil under a washing machine is normal..
Thanks for your help
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:I have a 7tr old Maytag washing machine and have noticed smaill oil spots : underneath the front of it... I turned it over and there is a cylindrical : plastic cover that covers what looks like a flywheel with the belt around it : that seems to be the source of the leak... I am thinking that this cover : contains the oil which is used to lubricate the transmission.. : : Does anyone have any idea if I am correct? I have also read that a small : amount of oil under a washing machine is normal.. : : Thanks for your help : : I don't think it's "normal" unless the serviceman was just there and failed to clean up after himself. You're right, the oil is from the transmission - I don't know what you mean buy a "cover" but it's similar to the rear end on a car; the transmission has oil inside, and gaskets to keep it from leaking out. If yhou're handy, you might be able to just tighten the bolts and stop the leak. If it's a consistant leak, you probably want to do something about it sooner or later. Once the transmission is empty, it'll gunk up inside (not from heat) and get harder and harder to operate until something else fails, usually the motor.
It's not unusual for them to leak but it's not normal.
HTH
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Konyoman wrote:

This is Turtle.
i'm not a Washing Machine Expert by no ways, but I will say this.
Washing Machine Transmissions are not suppose to leak oil.
When it run out of oil due to the leaks , it will lock up.
Go a head and run it for it might be 5 or 10 years before it runs out of oil to lock up.
Take the leaking of oil under your washing machine as the same thing as leaking oil under your car. if you don't replace the oil. it will lock up in the future.
i would run it and when it locks up, i would buy a new one.
TURTLE
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Hi,

Model#?
Some of these have a 10 year transmission warranty....or.... http://www.applianceaid.com/207843.html

More like the tranny has leaked oil into the dust cup.
jeff. Appliance Repair Aid http://www.applianceaid.com /
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wrote:

or the seal around the two trans housing is bad or maybe if any luck at all just a few screws need to be tightened hope I helped Anthony snipped-for-privacy@yahoo.com
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