Whirlpool washer grease spots


Old 02-23-04, 09:24 PM
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Whirlpool washer grease spots


My Whirlpool HD washer (WT42001 type 107) occasionally leaves black grease spots on our laundry. After removing the agitator I can see a little bit of grease on the seal of the driveshaft. How hard is it to replace this seal? Or do I need to do something else? Costs?
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Old 02-24-04, 11:42 AM
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Hello washernut and Welcome to the Do-It-Yourself Web Site.

Best place to obtain the information, parts, any special tools needed, remove and install procedures is the local appliances parts stores.

May not be all that difficult to fix but always helps to have the repair procdures at hand. Check the mfg's web site for a downloadable pdf file containing the repair or service info.

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Old 02-25-04, 05:06 PM
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how old is the washer ?sometimes it just as cheap to replace the unit .if i remember correctly what i heard is when thr tranny starts leaking it is about to go out ...thats my opion.
Old 02-26-04, 07:43 AM
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Originally posted by fordman30
how old is the washer ?sometimes it just as cheap to replace the unit

Thanks for the answers. Local appliance store was not very helpful in telling me whether I can get the grease seals as a separate part or have to replace the whole transmission. Age of the washer is unknown as it came with the house, but my guess is at least 8-10 years. Therefore, if I can replace the seals I'll give that a try, but I am not willing to pour a lot of money into an old washer.

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