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Offline sunnybono

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Re: Kenmore HD Elite Top Load Washer
« Reply #10 on: December 29, 2008, 01:44:27 PM »
Thanx AJ for your help.  You were absolutely correct.  I borrowed the 1/2" rachet extension and the nut came out with such ease.  I took me approx. 1 minute to replace the dogs and reassemble the whole thing!!!

Now just waiting for the wife to show up from work so that we can tackle the Motor Coupling. 

Any tips or advice you may want to fire away b4 we begin, would be appreciated!!!!!

sk

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Re: Kenmore HD Elite Top Load Washer
« Reply #11 on: December 29, 2008, 02:15:10 PM »
Here is our motor coupler guide.

http://appliancejunk.com/motorcoupler.pdf
Hope you find our website helpful.

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Re: Kenmore HD Elite Top Load Washer
« Reply #12 on: December 29, 2008, 03:40:44 PM »
AJ for all the help??

What am I , chopped liver??  :)

Good luck...
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Re: Kenmore HD Elite Top Load Washer
« Reply #13 on: December 29, 2008, 03:45:34 PM »
Sorry Repair-man, i goofed again.  I should have been thanking you.  Since I got your attention and you've been agreat help, according to the instructions on how to fix the motor coupling, is it really necessary to remove the shell or can I just tip the unit over and fix it that way??  If so, which way should I tip it???

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Re: Kenmore HD Elite Top Load Washer
« Reply #14 on: December 29, 2008, 04:02:13 PM »
I'd like to tell you it's OK to tip it and do the repair, but there's a good reason it's better to remove the cabinet. For one thing, you have to remove the pump, then the motor in order to replace the coupling. Trust me, it is easier to do when yu have room to slip the pump off and tuck it to one side, then remove the screws and motor brackets. Myself and a few select seasoned technicians can do this lying down with the cabinet intact, but only because we have been thru the motions hundreds of times. I don't suggest it for you, rookie.

The other problem is when you lay one of these over, you almost double your chances of breaking a tub spring or bending the mounting plate. 90% of those who do this complain of balance problems later. (You'll thank me)


The cabinet takes a couple of minutes to remove. Save yourself a callback and make momma happy  by doing it right the first time  :)
« Last Edit: December 29, 2008, 05:02:18 PM by Repair-man »
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Re: Kenmore HD Elite Top Load Washer
« Reply #15 on: December 29, 2008, 05:22:29 PM »
Well the verdict is in, and it took me about 1 hour to replace the motor coupling.  I did it by tipping the machine over.  With the wife holding on to the tranny and me onto the motor, the free hand was lining up the rubber coupling.  Right now taking it for a test run and after 3 minutes in the agitating cycle machine is now starting to squeek a bit and it sounds as if its coming from the rear. Now as I'm typing, the squeeking has stopped and all is well!!!

So a big:

THANK YOU TO REPAIR-MAN FOR ALL YOUR HELPFUL ADVICE!!!!!!

SK

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Re: Kenmore HD Elite Top Load Washer
« Reply #16 on: December 29, 2008, 05:30:35 PM »
Aww shucks...t'wern't nuthin'.....

HappyNew Year!
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