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This may be like after the horse left the barn, but there's really little reason to check the transmission fluid unless you find you have a leak. Your engine is so clean, that a small white absorbent pad underneath will tell you more than checking the level and having the same issues with your new dipstick.
I check my oil level before I start the engine and check underneath. My transmission fluid gets changed every year, but I don't check the level in between fluid changes. Been doing that for 13 years, no problems yet.
Stu Jackson, Catalina 34, 1986, M25 engine, Rocna 10 (22#), Maple Bay, BC, Canada