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I was wondering how much oil to put in? Should the cover be sealed on and oil added until it comes out of the pin hole?

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Oil level should be as shown in the photo.
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And cover sealed on
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Thanks.

I tried moving the pinion gear manually clockwise and counterclockwise just to get things lubricated and when I shift to counterclockwise from clockwise, and the  "shift actuator" contacts the "agitate cam" it gets pretty hard to turn. (I've double checked to make sure all the parts were installed correctly). Is this a problem?

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I meant to say, -- when I shift to clockwise from counterclockwise.

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That is - shifting into spin from agitate.

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It needs to run at the proper speed to work correctly.
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  Iv'e seen that video before. The part where he shows how to remove/replace the agitator cam is wrong. He has the cam on first and then the cam follower. That's backwards. The agitator shaft he removes from the gearcase is done correctly but that's not the same shaft he shows closeups of when removing/replacing the cam parts.

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I'm having problems removing the shaft seal on the cover. It seems gasket sealer was used on it and it's coming off in pieces.

 

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