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Re: Whirlpool Washer Leaking Oil
« Reply #10 on: October 14, 2009, 11:03:24 AM »
You can easily remove the clutch liner with a pair of pliers. Just squeeze the spring and all comes right out; makes for easy cleanup. Use some perma-tex 2 on the gearcase cover.
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Re: Whirlpool Washer Leaking Oil
« Reply #11 on: October 14, 2009, 11:12:42 AM »
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I assume you fill up the gearcase with the top cover off, install the gearcase cover and your done. Does anyone have input on this?

That is correct.
Here is what one looks like full of oil with the top removed.



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Re: Whirlpool Washer Leaking Oil
« Reply #12 on: October 14, 2009, 09:39:57 PM »
All of the inputs are appreciated! Great forum for sure! O0
Hopefully we'll have this thing back up and running this weekend.

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Re: Whirlpool Washer Leaking Oil
« Reply #13 on: October 14, 2009, 11:21:59 PM »
...Yank apart the upper and lower agitator and replace the dogs FSP# 80040 around 5 bucks.

I've yanked and pulled, but no give yet. I'm yanking hard enough the agitator base is flexing pretty good where I am holding it down with my feet.

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Re: Whirlpool Washer Leaking Oil
« Reply #14 on: October 15, 2009, 04:55:26 AM »
Here is a video I found on YouTube that shows you how to replace the agitator dogs.


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Re: Whirlpool Washer Leaking Oil
« Reply #15 on: October 15, 2009, 09:34:10 PM »
Wow. Great photos and video clip.

Thanks

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Re: Whirlpool Washer Leaking Oil
« Reply #16 on: October 17, 2009, 12:00:57 PM »
Alright. We are not quite there, but close. I replaced all of the seals in the gearcase. I wasn't sure if I got the spin gear back in the right position if that's possible. I had to spin it around a little before it "fell into place", but it was rotated differently that when I took it out. The gearcase appeared to spin ok after assembly.

I replaced the oil seals in the top of the drive tube in addition to the gearcase seals.

I also got the agitator dogs replaced. It turns out the plastic white fingers that stick up and protrude through the agitator "clutch?" (the part where the dogs attach) were smashed down for some reason. The washer has never been apart since I bought it new. A good tap with a screw driver to clean them up allowed the agitator to pop apart.

The washer is reassembled and not leaking at the moment, but it is making a clicking sound during agitation. I'm not sure if this due to a possible mis-alignment in the gearcase as mentioned above, or if this is due to a mis-alignment between the drive tube and clutch. We are filling, draining, spinning, and agitating with a loud click. Any thoughts?

Thanks so much for all of the help!

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Re: Whirlpool Washer Leaking Oil
« Reply #17 on: October 17, 2009, 11:22:34 PM »
I should clarify two points I have might have confused in my previous post.

1) The clicking is only occuring during agitation

2) By drive tube to clutch alignment I mean this:



I'm thinking the white plastic piece may not be straddling the clutch pad bracket as shown in the photo.

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Re: Whirlpool Washer Leaking Oil
« Reply #18 on: October 18, 2009, 02:04:42 PM »
Well as long as you ain't binding into that spring with the brake cam lever it will be ok. You can assemble it anywhere other than hitting the spring and the next time it spins it will jump into place.
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Re: Whirlpool Washer Leaking Oil
« Reply #19 on: October 18, 2009, 10:30:36 PM »
Hmmm.. So does it sound like the issue is inside of the gearcase? The gearcase did not make any clicking noises before disassembly so I'm certain it should not be left that way now.

 

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