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Philco Bendix Model 580 Wringer Washer Maintenance - transported 5 minutes home on side & oil leaked
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Post# 1074530   5/27/2020 at 13:24 (1,028 days old) by Brylzj31 (Wisconsin)        

Purchased this vintage Philco Bendix wringer washer from an antique store 5 minutes away from my house – I drive an SUV so I loaded it into the car on its side, with the wringer toward the top of the roof. It was at a slight angle so the top was higher than the bottom, but oil still leaked – it was leaking from the roller head shaft downwards when it was upright at home, so I'm guessing it leaked from the bottom toward the top. I lifted the roller head shaft out of the unit and it didn’t appear there was any oil that entered. I also took pictures of what the gears look like – does it look like there is an adequate amount of grease? Also, I was told I could place gear oil down the hole where the roller head shaft came out of the neck to replace the oil that was lost from transport – is that correct? It appears if I do add oil in that hole, the oil would reach the transmission. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Post# 1074544 , Reply# 1   5/27/2020 at 15:22 (1,028 days old) by combo52 (50 Year Repair Tech Beltsville,Md)        
Oil Leak From A Philco WW

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Good news is the oil that leaked out looks clean, I would clean up the spilled oil and put the WW to work, the amount of oil that leaked out will never cause a problem, there are at 10 possible issues that you could have with this vintage WW that would be more serious  than this small oil loss.


John L.

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