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Offline JWWebster

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Re: Whirlpool Washer Leaking Oil
« Reply #20 on: October 18, 2009, 10:38:36 PM »
Something must be wank. Take it out the washer and run it. See if you can isolate the noise
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Re: Whirlpool Washer Leaking Oil
« Reply #21 on: October 19, 2009, 10:11:53 PM »
I did several searches for this type of problem, but didn't find anything similar although there are some other types of clicking issues.

I haven't pulled the gearcase again, but I did rotate the agitator by hand and could hear the clicking sound. It occurs at 8 o'clock and again at 2 o'clock (180 degrees apart) when rotating the agitator clockwise. There is also a very very light sound (almost a feel) in the agitator near the same spots when spinning it counter clockwise. It sounds like a little metal piece being pulled back and then "clicking" past whatever is pulling on it when turning the agitator slowly.

Anyone have additional thoughts on this? One would think others would have ran into this issue with re-assembling a gearcase and washer.

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Re: Whirlpool Washer Leaking Oil
« Reply #22 on: October 23, 2009, 10:51:52 PM »
I pulled the gearcase last night and found two things.

1) I popped the gearcase apart and found the spring of the trip lever in front of the tab. I re-assembled using Neutral Drain Kit Assembly instructions found online. This got rid of the "clicking" noise.

2) The white plastic piece clipped to the bottom of the drive tube has quite a bit of travel (maybe 90 degrees?) before it hits a stop. This is causing a clanking noise during agitation that I assume is okay. How much travel should there be?

Thanks again for those who helped steer me in the right direction. We've put about 7 loads through the washer since replacing the seals with no leaks. The agitator dogs are fixed too.

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Re: Whirlpool Washer Leaking Oil
« Reply #23 on: October 23, 2009, 11:32:04 PM »
Cool, let er do a few loads to settle down. LOL
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