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i went to american-appliance.com and found detailed instructions on replacing a clutch/coupling.
wouldnt the nut need to be removed to replace spin tube?
because it contains the clutch, the guy said it's easier to replace the whole thing. he could have sold me just a clutch for same price but i opted to go with the tube.
I sure hate to see you get swayed by all these other comments. Sure, there's always an outside chance something else caused the clutch to fail, but 9 times out of 10 it's a straightforward repair and a very common failure on the direct drive machine. I have underwear older than most of these guys, but you can listen to whoever you please.Once you get the tranny out, it will be obvious if oil had anything to do with it or not. You don't know until you get there, but hopefully it will be a simple repair for you.
Since you decided to add your 2 cents worth, can you explain how the oil got there and if it is a problem for the machine in the future?I'm all ears.