Tips and Procedures
Learn how to restore appliances to the appearance and function they had when new.
The belted washer transmission or gearcase is bullet proof but not water proof. Water can leak past the seal at the top of the spin tube and travel down the agitator shaft into the transmission. The water will displace the grease and eventually the components inside the gearcase will rust away. The transmission is the grey portion of the following diagram.
If your washer is making a lot of noise in the agitate cycle or having trouble shifting into the agitate mode, you should suspect the gearcase. Confirm grease displacement by water by tipping the cabinet down on its face and observing the gearcase. If grease with the consistency and color of honey drips from the gearcase, the gearcase is fine and you can look elsewhere for a problem. If water or grey grease comes out, you should replace the grease before the gearcase destroys itself.
Restoring the gearcase is very labor intensive but a new gasket and some grease are normally the only parts required.
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