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Title: Looking for the part that the large pulley attaches to...?
Post by: JumpinJackFlash on April 17, 2009, 02:37:36 PM
The large pulley in the back of the washer attaches to the shaft on the center of the tub assembly.   After looking at the diagrams that most repair sites have, it doesn't really show this shaft, so I don't know what part of the tub assembly it is attached to / or is a part of.

I just replaced this pulley because it was so badly worn, it wobbled on the shaft and the belt wouldn't stay on.   I'm a little concerned that the shaft itself might be damaged, even though the replacement pulley I just installed seemed snug with no wobble following the installation.     If the shaft ends up needing replacing, I'm trying to figure out what that shaft is a part of, and if you know - how difficult would it be to replace it?

Thanks!
JJF

Model Number: GHW9100LW1 icon
Title: Re: Looking for the part that the large pulley attaches to...?
Post by: whirlpooltech on April 17, 2009, 04:16:59 PM
That shaft is part of the inner tub/Basket

Part Number:8181914
Substitution:8182232
Title: Re: Looking for the part that the large pulley attaches to...?
Post by: Repair-man on April 17, 2009, 04:58:33 PM
Here's a little eye-opener for you. I figger if this old geezer can do it, so can you!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UwpKP_9_fAA&feature=player_embedded
Title: Re: Looking for the part that the large pulley attaches to...?
Post by: JumpinJackFlash on April 17, 2009, 09:57:15 PM
That shaft is part of the inner tub/Basket

Part Number:8181914
Substitution:8182232

Thank you for that information.
Title: Re: Looking for the part that the large pulley attaches to...?
Post by: JumpinJackFlash on April 17, 2009, 10:00:39 PM
Here's a little eye-opener for you. I figger if this old geezer can do it, so can you!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UwpKP_9_fAA&feature=player_embedded

WOW.....planned obsolescence?   Very interesting.   If Stainless Steel and Aluminum shouldn't be in contact with one another, then either this was intentional made to self-destruct after a number of years, or the Engineers who designed this must have sent away for their 'degree' online.   What a sad commentary.

Thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: Looking for the part that the large pulley attaches to...?
Post by: JWWebster on April 18, 2009, 08:49:17 AM
Stainless steel and aluminum with a nice alkali like laundry detergent, add a lttle hard water. That is a recipe for disaster.
Title: Re: Looking for the part that the large pulley attaches to...?
Post by: JumpinJackFlash on May 18, 2009, 07:18:23 PM
My 'repair' lasted exactly a month.

The washer was so loud on Saturday, I decided to take a look inside today.   When I arrived, I was told the washer had 'died'.    When I opened it up, the belt had fallen off the pulley/motor.   I could feel some wobble on the pulley and then I removed the pulley to find this:

 (http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a298/GWillikers/P5180027.jpg)

(http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a298/GWillikers/P5180031.jpg)

If that is (was!) a bearing, it looks pretty shot.   The shaft is wobbling around within that center section.

Is there any hope of fixing this without major expense and investment of time?

The washer is probably 7+ years old.   I'm thinking it's time to for the "last rights" but let me know if you think it could be brought back from the brink of death.

Thanks!

Pete
Title: Re: Looking for the part that the large pulley attaches to...?
Post by: JumpinJackFlash on May 19, 2009, 06:01:03 AM
I posted this last night in my original post from last month, but decided it might need it's own post/topic.

Looked at the washer yesterday after it starting making a very loud noise during the spin cycle.   Opened up the back and this is what I found:

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a298/GWillikers/P5180027.jpg

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a298/GWillikers/P5180031.jpg

The bearing looks shot but the parts breakdowns don't show the bearing.   Is it possible I could find and replace the bearing?    The washer is 7+ years old and if I have to replace the entire tub assembly, I don't think the cost of the part plus the time to replace it would be worth the investment.

Let me know if you have any suggestions.
Thanks,
Pete
Title: Re: Looking for the part that the large pulley attaches to...?
Post by: AJ on May 19, 2009, 10:02:33 AM
You will need these two part to repair your washer.

Tub, rear
Number:8181912
Substitution:285984

Basket
Number:8181914
Substitution:8182232

Enter the part numbers in the search box on the left side to check the current price.
Title: Re: Looking for the part that the large pulley attaches to...?
Post by: AJ on May 19, 2009, 10:13:07 AM
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I posted this last night in my original post from last month, but decided it might need it's own post/topic

To keep things simple I decided to merge your two topics.

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Is it possible I could find and replace the bearing?

Not that I know of.


Title: Re: Looking for the part that the large pulley attaches to...?
Post by: JumpinJackFlash on May 19, 2009, 05:49:38 PM
Quote
I posted this last night in my original post from last month, but decided it might need it's own post/topic

To keep things simple I decided to merge your two topics.

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Is it possible I could find and replace the bearing?

Not that I know of.




Bummer!!

It looks like this washer will be replaced.    I'll strip some items off first before sending it to the recycle farm.

Thanks for getting back to me and letting me know.
Title: Re: Looking for the part that the large pulley attaches to...?
Post by: jumptrout51 on May 19, 2009, 06:58:30 PM
See if you can get a number off the bearing and take it to a local bearing shop.