My trans shaft is pitted. Will this cause leak at tub seal?
There is always a remote chance for the unit to leak at the tub seal if the transmission is pitted at the seal and dependent on how bad the pitting is. In most cases though the transmission being pitted would not cause a leak.
Washer makes a very loud howling noise when it is in high speed spin what is the most probable repair.
Answer Hello Darrell. If it sounds like a bearing issue, you will need to replace the transmission WH38X10002 on the unit.
After fill of water when the wash cycle starts there is a loud noise and it seems the motor is pulling really hard to get everything going. Have noticed what appears to be some type of oil on the floor coming from under the machine. this is a top load.
With there being oil under the unit and the unit being difficult to agitate the issue would be in the transmission assembly. The part number for the transmission is WH37X0036 which unfortunately the transmission has been discontinued by the manufacturer with no replacement available.
Should transmission move in both direction. My motor runs in a counter clockwise direction, but transmission at pully will only move in a clockwise direction.
The motor on your unit is designed to rotate both directions. It will spin counter clockwise for spin and clockwise for agitate. The transmission will only be able to be spun by hand in one direction which is clockwise.