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Offline jayman73

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Re: whirlpool...repair man says transmission bad?
« Reply #10 on: October 01, 2008, 07:20:47 AM »
thanks for the suggestions, i think i'll start with the clutch possibility. all i need now is instructions on how to get to it, and then diagnosing it. anyone? (keep in mind i know nothing about washers let alone taking one apart and fixing something) :embarassed:
just a thought i have seen many time that oil is leaking and getting on the clutch and soaking the friction pads that would also mean that the clutch is a  temporarily fix till the new one gets soaked

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Re: whirlpool...repair man says transmission bad?
« Reply #11 on: October 01, 2008, 07:22:14 AM »
if that;s the case jayman, what causes the leak? how do i fix that?

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Re: whirlpool...repair man says transmission bad?
« Reply #12 on: October 01, 2008, 07:23:38 AM »
i see now why people pay professionals to do this kind of work :-\

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Re: whirlpool...repair man says transmission bad?
« Reply #13 on: October 01, 2008, 07:27:17 AM »
I sure hate to see you get swayed by all these other comments. Sure, there's always an outside chance something else caused the clutch to fail, but 9 times out of 10 it's a straightforward repair and a very common failure on the direct drive machine. I have underwear older than most of these guys, but you can listen to whoever you please.

Once you get the tranny out, it will be obvious if oil had anything to do with it or not. You don't know until you get there, but hopefully  it will be a simple repair for you.
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Re: whirlpool...repair man says transmission bad?
« Reply #14 on: October 01, 2008, 07:36:54 AM »
 ;D repair-man, i'm heading for the parts place to pick up a clutch kit and motor coupling. the coupling is a black piece and two white pieces right?

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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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