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Amana LW4303W washer leaks oil onto clothes, Fixable?


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#1 battlepoint

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Posted 28 August 2005 - 08:31 AM

I have an Amana LW4304W washing machine with stainless basket which just started leaking greas/oil onto clothes.  I assume the seals have failed and I now have water in the transmission and thus oil on my clothes.  Yes its oil.  I have it disassembled down to the hex nut and decided to ask to a little help.  Should I install a new seal kit ($50-$60).  Is the transmission damaged beyond repair by the water intrusion.  Is it possible and worth while to reassemble the transmission with new oil and seals.  My breakpoint is about $100 at which point I will buy something used to replace it.  I have read the thread titled "Amana Tub Seal Replacement "

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Posted 28 August 2005 - 08:44 AM

Everything is fixable, it's just a matter of which battles you choose to fight. If it were me, I'd cut my losses on this pig and go get a front loader.

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Posted 28 August 2005 - 08:52 AM

If I fill the rubber seal with silicon and then put it over the hex nut do you think I can keep the oil in the transmission and water out of the transmission for a couple of months until the transmissin seizes.  I will clean everything with degreaser before applying silicon.  What do you think?

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Posted 28 August 2005 - 09:22 AM

If think, if you're lucky, you may get one or two loads out of it before it starts oozing again.




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