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 have a 7tr old Maytag washing machine and have noticed smaill
: underneath the front of it... I turned it over and there is a
: 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
: 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
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.
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.
You are right and no it is not normal either a bearing seal is seeping
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
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