Author Topic: Whirlpool SAWS800HQ0 will AGITATE but won't SPIN  (Read 16337 times)

Offline a.beam.reach

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Re: Whirlpool SAWS800HQ0 will AGITATE but won't SPIN
« Reply #40 on: March 30, 2008, 11:38:33 PM »
Thank you. . . .  I have sent a JPG shipping label to your email.

So do you think the pads on my clutch are just too worn?  Do you think this problem may  have been the cause of my tranny gear failing? or ..  .. . are the two problems just coincidental? I just hope I did not mess it up again!



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Re: Whirlpool SAWS800HQ0 will AGITATE but won't SPIN
« Reply #41 on: March 31, 2008, 02:27:14 PM »
OK you owe me 1.39 That is how much the bubble pack cost me when I sent the clutch this morning.
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Re: Whirlpool SAWS800HQ0 will AGITATE but won't SPIN
« Reply #42 on: March 31, 2008, 02:30:14 PM »
No problem. . . . .  I'll send that to you and then some for all your help!

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Re: Whirlpool SAWS800HQ0 will AGITATE but won't SPIN
« Reply #43 on: April 04, 2008, 12:47:22 AM »
Ok. . . ..  The clutch arrived today from Mobile, AL. (JWWebster) and so I dug back in.  I took the machine apart and discovered the 'Ring, retainer' above the clutch was loose in the clutch housing.  I am certain I reinstalled it correctly but reckon it lost some of it's tension.  Nevertheless, I tightened it's tension and reinstalled it but thought I would replace the clutch with the one from JWWebster anyway. It was quite dirty / greasy and I cleaned it the best I could.  I got the machine back together and guess what. . . . . . SMOOTH as can be but the tub would only spin after I started the spinning it with my hand.  I took the machine apart again and though there was no longer any visible grease on the clutch. . . I cleaned it again.  I put the machine back together and SAME STORY.  I took it back apart and put my old clutch back in. . . . I made sure the retainer was still tight (it was) and put it back together.  I started her back up and she is running like a champ!

The moral:  When you reinstall your clutch. . . . make sure the retainer has tension.  . . AND once grease gets on your clutch pads. . . . well I am not sure how you get it off where there is enough friction to make it work properly.

I hope this helps someone!  Thanks to all and JWWebster I sent a little green your way today.

Thanks!

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Re: Whirlpool SAWS800HQ0 will AGITATE but won't SPIN
« Reply #44 on: April 04, 2008, 10:31:25 AM »
Well thank you to the highest. I am glad you got it going.
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        never grow rusty.

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