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Title: Replacing Whirlpool direct washer clutch - C clip flew off and can't find it!
Post by: jamesve on June 10, 2011, 09:10:27 PM
 :tickedoff:

Just like the title says. While I was replacing the clutch on my Whirlpool direct drive washer the stupid c-clip that holds the boot looking plastic piece on flew off. I spent a solid two hours searching for it in my garage and can't for the life of me find it. Needless to say I'm extraordinarily frustrated as I've already been down a week with the washer waiting on the kit to come.

How in the world do I get a new one of these? I can't seem to find any mention of it online.  
Title: Re: Replacing Whirlpool direct washer clutch - C clip flew off and can't find it!
Post by: jamesve on June 10, 2011, 09:20:15 PM
Since "the boot looking plastic piece" isn't too specific, let me rephrase.

The brake cam c-clip is the more specific/correct time I'm guessing.
Title: Re: Replacing Whirlpool direct washer clutch - C clip flew off and can't find it!
Post by: tgoods on June 10, 2011, 09:53:35 PM
Part number is W10083200 (http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/click?id=omv7WULuxaw&subid=0&offerid=225193.1&type=10&tmpid=2111&RD_PARM1=http&RD_PARM2=%253A%252F%252Fwww.appliancepartspros&RD_PARM3=.com%252FAppliance-Parts%252Fwhirlpool-ring-wire-item-number-ap3997123.aspx%253Fpn_%253DW10083200).  I don't seem to have any old basket drives right now.  Otherwise I'd just send you one.  Here's (http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/part-model/Kenmore-Parts/Washer-Parts/Model-11082781100/0582/0153200/00044239/00010?blt=06&prst=0&shdMod=11082781100) a basket drive breakdown in case you lose anything else.  :)
Title: Re: Replacing Whirlpool direct washer clutch - C clip flew off and can't find it!
Post by: JWWebster on June 10, 2011, 10:25:33 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVc6SZ2DD4U&feature=player_embedded
Title: Re: Replacing Whirlpool direct washer clutch - C clip flew off and can't find it!
Post by: jamesve on June 10, 2011, 10:47:15 PM
Well, I ended up finding it. It had landed on top of the intake manifold of a project car in the garage. Didn't even think to look there as I could've sworn I heard it bounce along concrete and thus figured it was on ground level.

So with my joy of finding the c clip and getting the clutch stuff back onto the gear box, I now have a separate problem.

The thrust washer on the clutch "bottoms out" onto the c clip area of the brake cam before the gear box is flush with the mounting brackets. I'm making sure that the brake cam isn't interfering/hitting the spring in the clutch. I know the thrust washer/lower c clip are on the proper place on the shaft. What gives?
Title: Re: Replacing Whirlpool direct washer clutch - C clip flew off and can't find it!
Post by: tgoods on June 10, 2011, 10:58:40 PM
The wash basket has dropped down.  Turn the brake actuator to release the brake and push it back up.
Title: Re: Replacing Whirlpool direct washer clutch - C clip flew off and can't find it!
Post by: jamesve on June 10, 2011, 11:07:53 PM
What exactly is the brake actuator?
Title: Re: Replacing Whirlpool direct washer clutch - C clip flew off and can't find it!
Post by: jamesve on June 10, 2011, 11:11:16 PM
Oh I think I figured it out. I just pushed on the brake cam while simultaneously pushing up and that did it! Now to see if I can get the rest of it back together  :rofl:
Title: Re: Replacing Whirlpool direct washer clutch - C clip flew off and can't find it!
Post by: JWWebster on June 11, 2011, 11:02:29 AM
Cool  O0
Title: Re: Replacing Whirlpool direct washer clutch - C clip flew off and can't find it!
Post by: jamesve on June 11, 2011, 11:03:57 AM
Thanks for all the help guys. I got it all back together and it works good as new now!