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Offline hookcapn

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Maytag Washer A612 noticing grease marks on clothes
« on: September 10, 2013, 03:21:31 PM »
My wife is noticing grease marks on laundry, after washing. That means my honey-do list just got longer again.
Any clues. ???

Offline lgapplianceservice9

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Re: Maytag Washer A612 noticing grease marks on clothes
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2013, 05:15:13 PM »
Sounds like you MAY have a tub leak.  I've seen tubs seals go out and allow water to enter the transmission.  Since oil is less dense than water, oil begins gets pushed to the top, through the failed seal and the end result is grease/oil stains on clothing.
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Re: Maytag Washer A612 noticing grease marks on clothes
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2013, 05:54:35 PM »
http://www.appliancepartspros.com/whirlpool-mounting-stem-repair-6-2095720-ap4390013.html
May want to remove agitator and look for junk growing under it.Tub seal kit probably bad.You can not get transmission oil on clothes from this washer.

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Re: Maytag Washer A612 noticing grease marks on clothes
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2013, 06:01:57 PM »
Save it as that machine will still outlast a new one.

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Re: Maytag Washer A612 noticing grease marks on clothes
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2013, 09:41:06 AM »
I say you can get oil on the clothes in this washer. Water in = oil out. Right up the agitator shaft into the tub. Fixable but hard on the upper bearing and shaft. Used to fix these all the time. Almost always changed the upper shaft because the spot where the seal rides would be so damaged that the new seal wouldn't work. Plus water coming up through the bearing is hard on that. The shaft is still available, but the upper case with the bearing is not.

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Re: Maytag Washer A612 noticing grease marks on clothes
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2013, 01:52:55 PM »
But is this transmission oil?

Offline hookcapn

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Re: Maytag Washer A612 noticing grease marks on clothes
« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2013, 06:50:08 PM »
Wow, Where to begin troubleshooting.
How do I access these areas? :-\

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Re: Maytag Washer A612 noticing grease marks on clothes
« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2013, 09:15:58 AM »
Any washer with the top of the transmission in the tub can leak oil into it if the seal fails. One problem you didn't have to worry about with the direct drive.To access the transmission,remove the front,tip the top back,remove the agitator,tub cover,inner tub,and outer tub.Then tip the machine  back and from underneath remove the belt and transmission pulley. Then from inside lift the transmission out.

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Re: Maytag Washer A612 noticing grease marks on clothes
« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2013, 02:16:15 PM »
Wow again. I guess I'll find a diagram before attempting all that.
Thank you for the quick response

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Re: Maytag Washer A612 noticing grease marks on clothes
« Reply #9 on: September 12, 2013, 02:57:45 PM »
you can see all the parts diagrams here.

http://www.appliancepartspros.com/parts-for-maytag-a612.html
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