Thread Number: 94278  /  Tag: Vintage Automatic Washers
1988 Kenmore DD transmission oil
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Post# 1189699   9/9/2023 at 15:48 (256 days old) by Thatwasherguy (Kentucky)        

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Hi everyone! Hope the day finds you well. I was recently contacted by a customer with a bad clutch on his 1988 kenmore Direct Drive washer. He wants to service a few other things while the machine is dismantled, including changing the gear oil in the transmission. Is there a particular oil that I should purchase? Iíve heard of using 60 weight racing oil as a substitute for the OEM whirlpool oil. Will this foam up and cause issues, or will it be okay?

Post# 1189799 , Reply# 1   9/11/2023 at 11:43 (254 days old) by DADoES (TX,†U.S. of A.)        

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90wt gear oil is typically advised.

However, Whirlpool service manuals (L-46 and L-55) I have state SAE 60 non-detergent, non-foaming, 13 to 16 oz.

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