Greetings Wise One, and appliance repair Gurus!
I am in need of wisdom from you as a relative of mine has an older Hotpoint WLW3700R top load washer; 6 cycle, heavy duty, extra large capacity, two speed washing machine that started leaking yellow oily fluid from the bottom. I am guessing the transmission is giving up its liquid of life. This washing machine is said to be still functioning as it should, and no comment of odd noises. Are these washers worthy of a DIY repair without being very costly (time and money), or is it better to send it to the great trash heap in the sky when the transmission runs dry? Do these washers have an underlying cause for the transmission to leak? Are the complete transmissions still available, as I saw only replacement parts at the HotPoint, and Repair Clinic sites? Thanks for all your assistance!