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Re: whirlpool...repair man says transmission bad?
« Reply #15 on: October 01, 2008, 07:39:00 AM »
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the coupling is a black piece and two white pieces right?

Correct!

The clutch kit is part number 285785
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Re: whirlpool...repair man says transmission bad?
« Reply #16 on: October 01, 2008, 07:44:53 AM »
you all have been a big help.  wish me luck and i'll keep u posted!

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Re: whirlpool...repair man says transmission bad?
« Reply #17 on: October 01, 2008, 11:06:19 AM »
ok, i have taken it apart down to the "tub nut".  i don't have a special tool to remove it but it says i can use a "punch" and a hammer? can someone tell me what a punch is and how would i use it?

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Re: whirlpool...repair man says transmission bad?
« Reply #18 on: October 01, 2008, 11:14:19 AM »
The tub does not have to be removed.

Please don't rip into a machine blindly. Wait for the manual.
The clutch can be replaced by sliding the transmission out once the agitator is removed. No tub nuts! Your 1/2" socket is all that's needed now to drop the tranny. And a 7/16" to remove the agitator.
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Re: whirlpool...repair man says transmission bad?
« Reply #19 on: October 01, 2008, 11:21:04 AM »
thanks repair-man, in order to remove the coupler and replace it, which i was told to do, instructions say to remove tub. is that incorrect?

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Re: whirlpool...repair man says transmission bad?
« Reply #20 on: October 01, 2008, 11:29:27 AM »
Yes, and you will get lots of bad advice like this if you're not careful.Only the outer cabinet comes off to do the coupler, but you also have other more important things to replace.

Why are you not relying on the manual? If you want to rely on outsider advice, your repair may not go happily as planned.
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Re: whirlpool...repair man says transmission bad?
« Reply #21 on: October 01, 2008, 11:35:07 AM »
i see. i went to american-appliance.com and found detailed instructions on replacing a clutch/coupling.  i checked the coupling and it is not broke,.  called a local appliance shop and they told me they would sell me a "used" spin tube, with a 90 day guarantee??? wouldnt the nut need to be removed to replace spin tube? thanks again for your help

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Re: whirlpool...repair man says transmission bad?
« Reply #22 on: October 01, 2008, 11:56:02 AM »
should i take a chance with a new spin tube? :-\

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Re: whirlpool...repair man says transmission bad?
« Reply #23 on: October 01, 2008, 11:56:55 AM »
i meant new "used" spin tube :embarassed:

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Re: whirlpool...repair man says transmission bad?
« Reply #24 on: October 01, 2008, 12:22:39 PM »
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i went to american-appliance.com and found detailed instructions on replacing a clutch/coupling.

We have instructions here too.

Motor Coupler Step-by-Step Repair Guide

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wouldnt the nut need to be removed to replace spin tube?

Yes

What kind of price did they give you on a the used spin tube?

Hope you find our site helpful.

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Re: whirlpool...repair man says transmission bad?
« Reply #25 on: October 01, 2008, 01:04:39 PM »
The tub does NOT have to come out to replace the coupling.
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Re: whirlpool...repair man says transmission bad?
« Reply #26 on: October 01, 2008, 01:13:24 PM »
Never put a "used" anything into your washer. A spin tube does not repair a bad clutch. I'm going to let the other guys have you from here on out....I actually thought your were sincere about doing the repair and doing it right. I was obviously very wrong. Good luck to you, I'm done.
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Re: whirlpool...repair man says transmission bad?
« Reply #27 on: October 01, 2008, 01:14:04 PM »
$15 for spin tube 90 day warranty?

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Re: whirlpool...repair man says transmission bad?
« Reply #28 on: October 01, 2008, 01:48:02 PM »
lee what makes you think you need a dang spin tube, part # 285792


They NEVER get replaced cause they NEVER hardly wear out. Is it a laundry matt washer?
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Re: whirlpool...repair man says transmission bad?
« Reply #29 on: October 01, 2008, 01:57:16 PM »
because it contains the clutch, the guy said it's easier to replace the whole thing. he could have sold me just a clutch for same price but i opted to go with the tube. i feel like all of you think im insane at this point but really, i'm a fairly smart person and follow directions pretty well, just don't have the money for a new washer or repair man. i have 3 kids, we need our washer to work.  if any of you think im nuts for using a used part, or doing this myself, i respect your opinion.  im just looking for guidance here not criticism. (unless it's constructive criticism). heres where im at at this point.  i have the tub nut off, now im trying to get the drive block off with a small hammer. not having much luck. if someone wants to walk me thru the rest to get the spin tube off and replace it it would be greatly appreciated.  if not i will keep searching the net for instructions on how to do that.  thanks for everyones advice and if i don't get any more replies i'll assume everyone's tired of dealing with me. :(

 

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