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Offline cisz

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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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Soak it in acetone?

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Found a way to do it -- I put it on top of a propane burner and when the flames stopped I saw that the cover seal had fallen out.

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Good news -

I went ahead and put it all back together even though the old parts didn't look that worn.and it's now neutral draining.

Thanks to everyone for your help.


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That's great! Thanks for the update.  O0
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