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Fairly new ge washer spitts out grease/oil from under agitater

My GE washer that is approx. 4yrs old is spitting
grease/oil all over my clothes it is coming from underneath the agitater, how do I fix this?

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Remove the agitator and inspect the upper shaft bearing condition by trying to push the shaft in various directions. It should not be possible to observe movement in a good bearing. If the bearing looks good, then replace the rubber seal just under the plastic block on the shaft top. You must be very careful not to damage the shaft where the seal lip rides. If the bearing is loose, the machine must be torn down to remove the shaft from the supporting post.

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