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How can I remove the spanner nut?
« on: November 20, 2011, 08:38:23 PM »
On my Kitchenaid KAWE850VAL1 washer, I have removed the cabinet and agitator. Now I have to remove the spanner nut on the agitator shaft. The nut is stuck. I used a hanner and punch to try to turn it. I used a small pipe wrench also. The nut would not turn counter-clockwise so I tried clockwise, but the whole shaft and basket turned. So I tried CCW again. The whole thing turned again. When I tried the first time and it would not turn, must have been jammed as an indication of my original problem. Anyway, what is the procedure for removing the spanner nut? My goal is to remove the tranny and open it up to see where the jam is.

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Re: How can I remove the spanner nut?
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2011, 08:50:23 PM »
I use a Spanner Wrench and a couple quick hard taps with a hammer.

I have always found it helpful to have the right tools for the job.





BTW: you don't kneed to remove the spanner nut to remove the tranny...





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Re: How can I remove the spanner nut?
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2011, 02:41:04 AM »
Interesting.
I do have the motor out..from the front, with the cabinet removed. I'll change my tactics and lay the machine down and go from the bottom. Thanks.

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Re: How can I remove the spanner nut?
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2011, 12:37:54 AM »
Did you get it working?

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Re: How can I remove the spanner nut?
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2011, 02:06:33 AM »
Thanks funny you ask today. I just got back to it today. I have been working a lot and to tired to bother with it. I took the tranny out. Can not turn it. Opened it. Poured oil into can (is this ordinary gearbox oil...90w?). I see nothing broke at this time. I'm going to Harbor Freight tomorrow for a snap ring pliers and then dismantle it.
Thanks for asking. I will post more, hopefully tomorrow.

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Re: How can I remove the spanner nut?
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2011, 02:36:11 PM »
Well, it appears that a tooth broke off the agitator gear. Is this replaceable? Where do I get one? I need to clean everything up so I can inspect better but I think this is all I need...I hope.

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Re: How can I remove the spanner nut?
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2011, 03:13:14 PM »
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Well, it appears that a tooth broke off the agitator gear. Is this replaceable?
Are you talking about #25 in this diagram for your washer.

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Where do I get one?
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Re: How can I remove the spanner nut?
« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2011, 07:14:59 PM »
No. I am talking about figures #19 and #20. On the left side is a gear with teeth going only half way around it. Thats the one.

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Re: How can I remove the spanner nut?
« Reply #8 on: December 08, 2011, 08:27:16 AM »
Not so sure you can get them separate.
#19 and 20 Shows this as Not Available

I seen your post over on the APP forum asking. If you end up not being able to find them I can maybe salvage them out of a used one for you if it help.

Let me know..
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Re: How can I remove the spanner nut?
« Reply #9 on: December 08, 2011, 09:02:58 PM »
Yes, if you have the gear I am interested. I have not seperated the old one from the shaft yet but I assume it is not a major problem.

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Re: How can I remove the spanner nut?
« Reply #10 on: December 08, 2011, 09:05:22 PM »
Yes, if you have the gear I am interested. I have not seperated the old one from the shaft yet but I assume it is not a major problem.

Just to be sure I'm digging for the right one can you remove the old one and post a photo of it?
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Re: How can I remove the spanner nut?
« Reply #11 on: December 09, 2011, 01:35:04 PM »
Yes, if you have the gear I am interested. I have not seperated the old one from the shaft yet but I assume it is not a major problem.

Is this the part you are looking for?

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Re: How can I remove the spanner nut?
« Reply #12 on: December 09, 2011, 02:16:38 PM »
Yes, that is the gear. I will go see if I can get a number off it.

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Re: How can I remove the spanner nut?
« Reply #13 on: December 09, 2011, 02:23:35 PM »
Yes, that is the gear. I will go see if I can get a number off it.

The part number on this one reads, 8546459.

Our parts affiliate AppliancePartsPros shows it as out of stock and for $35.33 at this time.

If you want the one I have in the photo send me a PM or email along with what you think is a fair price and I'll see what I can do for you.

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Re: How can I remove the spanner nut?
« Reply #14 on: December 09, 2011, 02:41:32 PM »
The gear has the "FSP" on it and the number is 63273. If you need the pic I'll get one but it is axactly like you show escept for the differant number. If you have one let me know what you want.
Thanks.

 

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