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Re: How can I remove the spanner nut?
« Reply #15 on: December 09, 2011, 02:48:36 PM »
FSP just stand for Factory Service Parts, or something like that. :)


Your part # 63273 and the one I have 8546459 both seem to sub to each other.
Whirlpool direct drive washer have been using the same basic gear case for sure so this part should work fine to replace the broken one you have.


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Re: How can I remove the spanner nut?
« Reply #16 on: December 09, 2011, 04:20:10 PM »
How it all goes together:


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Re: How can I remove the spanner nut?
« Reply #17 on: December 10, 2011, 10:36:05 AM »
Does that gear break often in these gear boxes?

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Re: How can I remove the spanner nut?
« Reply #18 on: December 17, 2011, 03:04:24 PM »
Where can  get a good agitator shaft video. The video posted in my thread shows taking the parts off the shaft on the bottom side of the gear but not the top. I did see a video on the complete removal and replacement but I can not find it now. I think I got it all together properly but....

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Re: How can I remove the spanner nut?
« Reply #19 on: December 17, 2011, 03:29:07 PM »
Here are some photos of the gear box, maybe they will help.
http://appliancejunk.com/forums/index.php?action=gallery;cat=22

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Re: How can I remove the spanner nut?
« Reply #20 on: December 19, 2011, 04:49:58 PM »
Trannys pretty much together. I read that SAE 90 gear oil is good if "whirlpool oil" is not available. Right? Wrong? Is so, how much?

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Re: How can I remove the spanner nut?
« Reply #21 on: December 19, 2011, 08:43:15 PM »
Any 90 eight gear oil will work. Lucas oil is good.
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Re: How can I remove the spanner nut?
« Reply #22 on: December 19, 2011, 10:41:40 PM »
O,o!!!
I have it together, with the cover still off. I put a drill on it and ran it in both directions. Ahhh!!! It agitates in both directions. What did I screw up?
I'm gonna go take some pics and post them.

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Re: How can I remove the spanner nut?
« Reply #23 on: December 19, 2011, 11:16:07 PM »
The pics will be a little slow. Batteries are dead.
I tried it again. Either direction the (agitator?) gear with 7 teeth goes back and forth and the (spin?) gear with teeth all the way around spins and spins.
Is it because the cover is off and the spring is not compressed? Is it because the cogs are not installed properly even though I followed the video?
Well, if I don't hear from you soon I will take pics of all parts tomorrow.

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Re: How can I remove the spanner nut?
« Reply #24 on: December 19, 2011, 11:19:26 PM »
Check all you parts for proper alignment.
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Re: How can I remove the spanner nut?
« Reply #25 on: December 20, 2011, 01:32:49 AM »
I got it back together. Seems to be ok now. The problem (apparently) was the thing where you turn the 2 plastic parts at the bottom of the shaft so they put pressure on the snap ring. I now have spin and agitate.

I see that there is no info on the web about oil capacity. So I put in the same amount as I took out...measured againt the print on a couple of Parkay tubs. This brought the level to about 1/4 inch below the opened case edge. I then added a smidgen to account for what was left in the tub and what was soaked up in my rags. I then applied a bit of Form-a-gasket #1 around the top and bottom and sealed it shut.

While I'm here I want to state that at http://appliancejunk.com/forums/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=723 the 2 plastic parts on the left side of the screen are in the wrong order for placement on the shaft. They should be switched around.

And finally, in the enclosed photo of my repair job, can you spot the mistake I just noticed?

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Re: How can I remove the spanner nut?
« Reply #26 on: December 20, 2011, 07:41:01 AM »
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And finally, in the enclosed photo of my repair job, can you spot the mistake I just noticed?


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