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Offline Tootie

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Re: Replaced coupler in washing machine now has burning smell
« Reply #10 on: October 01, 2008, 10:06:18 PM »
Thanks I will try that tomorrow.  I was afraid if I hit it too hard, it'll break the transmission or something else.

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Re: Replaced coupler in washing machine now has burning smell
« Reply #11 on: August 13, 2009, 04:45:01 AM »
I also bought a new coupler with the metal ring in the center.  It went on very hard and I didn't have it flush.  I wondered why the motor clips went back on so hard the first time.  The black rubber peice moves freely now, and it didn't move at all the first time.  I just took it off and put it on again, we'll see how it goes.  I guess not having them on far enough is just as bad.  Thank you for the information, thought I needed to replace my transmision or something else.

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Re: Replaced coupler in washing machine now has burning smell
« Reply #12 on: August 13, 2009, 10:18:35 AM »
Actually I used to sell a special tool for coupling installation for 10 bucks. It looked just like that black center piece but it had a square hole in it to fit a 3/8ths drive socket extention into and it was made of rigid plasic. You would fit an end piece on it and install the endpiece without the possibility of going to far and it was much easier to install the end piece. Nobody wanted to pay the 10 bucks for the tool. Didn't sell too many. Never reordered em.
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Re: Replaced coupler in washing machine now has burning smell
« Reply #13 on: August 15, 2009, 11:02:00 PM »
Yes, whenever I install the new design I use a 6 inch socket extension an a socket to install.

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Re: Replaced coupler in washing machine now has burning smell
« Reply #14 on: August 16, 2009, 08:32:52 AM »
I use the handle from my 6n1 screwdriver.
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Re: Replaced coupler in washing machine now has burning smell
« Reply #15 on: August 16, 2009, 01:35:55 PM »
I use a nice piece of 5/8ths shaft I saved from replacing a shaft on a belt driven blower.
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Re: Replaced coupler in washing machine now has burning smell
« Reply #16 on: August 20, 2009, 06:58:10 AM »
I use a 6" long piece of 1/2" black pipe, works Great.

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Re: Replaced coupler in washing machine now has burning smell
« Reply #17 on: January 24, 2016, 07:09:02 PM »
yes, tapping the two couplings with metal piece flush against each shaft does the trick. i also just put them on without taping them flush first, after clipping the motor on, i tried to turn the shaft by hand, pushing on the black piece of the coupler. it was definitely harder. seems that if u dont flush the end couplers to the shafts, it "smashes" the black rubber piece and makes the diameter "bigger" which then seems like it hits the sides of the housing when its turning. its worse if the motor is not fully centered. after taping the white coupler pieces flush to shaft. (it doesnt take alot of effort). now the black rubber piece is no longer "smashed" and the motor went together without forcing it... you definitely want to tap the white plastic couplers against flush with the shafts on both pieces!!! NO MORE SMELL, THANKS ALL!! for this thread, helped me

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Re: Replaced coupler in washing machine now has burning smell
« Reply #18 on: January 24, 2016, 07:56:30 PM »
I use the end of my hub wrench for Whirlpools if I don't have my 12" long 3/8 Drive Extension with a 1/2" Deep Socket handy. Works perfectly.

 

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