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Re: Washing machine cabinet removal LSW9700PQ1
« Reply #10 on: March 14, 2012, 12:30:40 PM »
So far I have verified that the coupler is good. Time to remove the transmission and inspect the clutch. What am I looking for in a bad clutch?

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Re: Washing machine cabinet removal LSW9700PQ1
« Reply #11 on: March 14, 2012, 12:40:46 PM »
alot of dust, clutch linings cracked worn, spring broken or worn.
 
 
 :tickedoff: almost forgot, make sure no oil on clutch.
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Re: Washing machine cabinet removal LSW9700PQ1
« Reply #12 on: March 14, 2012, 01:37:23 PM »
Ok, got it out. The clutch linings look a worn. Not terribly so, but worn all the same. Should I replace the whole clutch assembly or just the band/lining assembly? The clutch "drum" looks to be pretty glazed over, which could be cleaned up with a little light grit sandpaper or steel wool. I also couldn't get the clutch "drum" off the shaft without removing the whole shaft/cover from the gear case. It came apart as one assembly. Everything looked in order in the gear case as far as I could tell.

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Re: Washing machine cabinet removal LSW9700PQ1
« Reply #13 on: March 14, 2012, 01:43:17 PM »
Their is a clutch replacement video  around here somewhere. Check the ear on the basket drive. If it is busted off the brake won't release the tub. The clutch is easily replaced by removing the retainer with a flat blade screwdriver. Shawn has a video:
 
« Last Edit: March 14, 2012, 01:45:18 PM by JWWebster »
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Re: Washing machine cabinet removal LSW9700PQ1
« Reply #14 on: March 14, 2012, 01:47:36 PM »
with coupler on trans. shaft , i would turn counterclockwise, one way makes agitation, and spin, turn clockwise , see if clutch turns, if see movement on both directions, then replace clutch, if not, you have transmission problem.
 
 
jw beat me, make sure drive block is ok too., jw sent a video
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Re: Washing machine cabinet removal LSW9700PQ1
« Reply #15 on: March 14, 2012, 01:48:28 PM »
Thanks for the video.

The retainer is removed. Still won't come off.
I didn't want to pry on it and break something.

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Re: Washing machine cabinet removal LSW9700PQ1
« Reply #16 on: March 14, 2012, 01:52:14 PM »
It should come right off. Another thang you can look at is the main drive gear:

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Re: Washing machine cabinet removal LSW9700PQ1
« Reply #17 on: March 14, 2012, 01:54:09 PM »
I see in the video there are 2 clips in there. I only removed one. Got it off as an assembly now.

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Re: Washing machine cabinet removal LSW9700PQ1
« Reply #18 on: March 14, 2012, 01:57:07 PM »
I would inspect that main drive gear before buying a clutch.
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Re: Washing machine cabinet removal LSW9700PQ1
« Reply #19 on: March 14, 2012, 01:57:51 PM »
Main drive gear looks fine.
I guess I will start with a clutch replacement and go from there. It is just a matter of minutes to disassemble and assemble the washer, so if there is something else wrong it won't take long to take it back apart.


 

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