I have a Whirlpool direct drive model # LSQ9549LW0
. It is 7 years old, and was in storage for 2-years. It came out of storage summer of 2008.
Last month started having the “Washer won't spin” problem. Everything else seems to work fine. Took it apart, coupler seemed fine, but the clutch was very dirty, lots of little black bits of rubber. Also, some oil had collected on the plate that surrounds the coupler and on the bottom of the clutch. Just enough to cover one finger.
So, replaced the clutch, and it seems there is some oil coming from the shaft seal.
My question is, once I have the clutch off, how do I replace the shaft seal?
Do I have to open the gear box?