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    Model - RAS8445KQ0

    May not be the correct number, but almost the same machine. Same type.

    Oil/grease at drive block, on bottom and sides of clutch and a little slung around on the inside of cabinet. My thought is a leaking tub seal.

    It is a very thin line around the inside of the cabinet, and I removed the top od the transmission. It appeared to be full of grease with a very very faint indication of discoloration.

    Now that I think about it, these greasy areas were actually kind of dry. I'm thinking maybe someone has fixed the problem and failed to clean up.

    the machine spins very good with no slippage of the clutch.

    This being said, there was a little grease at the drive block when I removed the agitator to check.

    Is this a sign that water has leaked into the transmission and pushed the oil up the tube?

    Comments appreciated.

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    This being said, there was a little grease at the drive block when I removed the agitator to check.

    Is this a sign that water has leaked into the transmission and pushed the oil up the tube?
    Sounds like it

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    Shouldn't the shaft have a little grease on it?

    Not really a big deal to put a tub seal on it, since I have it torn down.

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    Hmm actually, the model may be kawe450vwh0

    I used the othe model because I thought it was a roper or kenmore and would be basically the same machine. I checked today. This thin has a Kitchenaide model number on the cabinet and a Kenmore control panel. No idea what the working parts are, not sure how much difference it makes with these makes. I think there are some upper and lower seals I am not real familiar with on this model number. Dang model number shows to be 25 years old! Gettin' them good 'uns lately.

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    Parts breakdown says 1989....too old to repair and sell?

    Shouldn't the shaft have a little grease on it?
    Some is good yes.

    not sure how much difference it makes with these makes
    Close enough to be the same.

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    I 'm thinking if there is oil/grease at the spanner nut, the shaft should have oil/grease on it, unless it has been fixed.

    Not sure what I am going to do with it. Can't put much into it money wise and come out. I let some of the tranny grease run out when I removed the top of the tranny. Does look like the grease would have some discoloration to it if water was getting in it.

    I think I may just get some 80 wt for it and put it back together.

    I am concerned about the little bit of grease at the spanner/tub nut and drive block. If not for that I want to say it has already been fixed as far as the tub seal is concerned, but htere looks like there may be a couple of other seals that may need attention.

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    I am concerned about the little bit of grease at the spanner/tub nut and drive block
    Grease or oil....someone may have put grease there.....oil is probably from the tranny.

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    I was thinking it is the same as in the transmission. But the shaft looks clean. The rubber seal at the top seems really flimsy. The grease or oil, whatever it is, is what made me think a seal somewhere is bad and allowing water to push oil up the shaft. The shaft being clean is throwing me off. That and the oil really showed very little if any sign of discoloration. I thought I had seen a very little at first as if a little had been left in it and soem oil added to it without cleaning the sump of the tranny out. Later when I looked at it, I saw no discoloration at all. I'm thinking this could be because it has sat undisturbed for a little while and maybe the lighting also.

    The transmaission is still out. Thinking of putting water in the tub and see if it leaks, but maybe it only leaks when in operation.

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    too old to repair and sell?
    Really didn't think about it being so old when I bought it. But yeah, If I had to buy new parts locally, no way would it be feasible. Lid switch, coupler, agitator dogs, cleaning of the tub ring, and maybe a tub seal and possibly other seals.......

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    I was thinking it is the same as in the transmission. But the shaft looks clean
    -Sounds- more like someone may have added some oil or grease at some point then and it is not from the washer itself.

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