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Re: whirlpool...repair man says transmission bad?
« Reply #20 on: October 01, 2008, 11:29:27 AM »

Yes, and you will get lots of bad advice like this if you're not careful.Only the outer cabinet comes off to do the coupler, but you also have other more important things to replace.

Why are you not relying on the manual? If you want to rely on outsider advice, your repair may not go happily as planned.
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Re: whirlpool...repair man says transmission bad?
« Reply #21 on: October 01, 2008, 11:35:07 AM »
i see. i went to american-appliance.com and found detailed instructions on replacing a clutch/coupling.  i checked the coupling and it is not broke,.  called a local appliance shop and they told me they would sell me a "used" spin tube, with a 90 day guarantee??? wouldnt the nut need to be removed to replace spin tube? thanks again for your help

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Re: whirlpool...repair man says transmission bad?
« Reply #22 on: October 01, 2008, 11:56:02 AM »
should i take a chance with a new spin tube? :-\

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Re: whirlpool...repair man says transmission bad?
« Reply #23 on: October 01, 2008, 11:56:55 AM »
i meant new "used" spin tube :embarassed:

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Re: whirlpool...repair man says transmission bad?
« Reply #24 on: October 01, 2008, 12:22:39 PM »
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i went to american-appliance.com and found detailed instructions on replacing a clutch/coupling.

We have instructions here too.

Motor Coupler Step-by-Step Repair Guide

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wouldnt the nut need to be removed to replace spin tube?

Yes

What kind of price did they give you on a the used spin tube?


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Re: whirlpool...repair man says transmission bad?
« Reply #25 on: October 01, 2008, 01:04:39 PM »
The tub does NOT have to come out to replace the coupling.
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Re: whirlpool...repair man says transmission bad?
« Reply #26 on: October 01, 2008, 01:13:24 PM »
Never put a "used" anything into your washer. A spin tube does not repair a bad clutch. I'm going to let the other guys have you from here on out....I actually thought your were sincere about doing the repair and doing it right. I was obviously very wrong. Good luck to you, I'm done.
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Re: whirlpool...repair man says transmission bad?
« Reply #27 on: October 01, 2008, 01:14:04 PM »
$15 for spin tube 90 day warranty?

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Re: whirlpool...repair man says transmission bad?
« Reply #28 on: October 01, 2008, 01:48:02 PM »
lee what makes you think you need a dang spin tube, part # 285792


They NEVER get replaced cause they NEVER hardly wear out. Is it a laundry matt washer?
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Re: whirlpool...repair man says transmission bad?
« Reply #29 on: October 01, 2008, 01:57:16 PM »
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 feel like all of you think im insane at this point but really, i'm a fairly smart person and follow directions pretty well, just don't have the money for a new washer or repair man. i have 3 kids, we need our washer to work.  if any of you think im nuts for using a used part, or doing this myself, i respect your opinion.  im just looking for guidance here not criticism. (unless it's constructive criticism). heres where im at at this point.  i have the tub nut off, now im trying to get the drive block off with a small hammer. not having much luck. if someone wants to walk me thru the rest to get the spin tube off and replace it it would be greatly appreciated.  if not i will keep searching the net for instructions on how to do that.  thanks for everyones advice and if i don't get any more replies i'll assume everyone's tired of dealing with me. :(

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Re: whirlpool...repair man says transmission bad?
« Reply #30 on: October 01, 2008, 02:15:00 PM »
one more thing. here are pics of where im at. if you can see i cannot remove drive block because of the pieces on top of it?  if someone knows what to do next, thanks.

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Re: whirlpool...repair man says transmission bad?
« Reply #31 on: October 01, 2008, 03:33:26 PM »
You don't need to remove the tub to fix the clutch
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Re: whirlpool...repair man says transmission bad?
« Reply #32 on: October 01, 2008, 03:36:44 PM »
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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.

The spin tube and clutch are to different things.

You need to find yourself a different appliance technician.


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Re: whirlpool...repair man says transmission bad?
« Reply #33 on: October 01, 2008, 03:53:00 PM »
hey everyone. got everything done (removed trans. etc.) got to the spin tube and realized it wasn;t the same as the spin tube that's in it. :( the guy told me all whirlpools took same spin tube and that the clutch was in the spin tube. ) i am admitting defeat here and want to thank all of you again for talking with me.  everyone is very helpful and i would definately come back if i need to in the future. :)

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Re: whirlpool...repair man says transmission bad?
« Reply #34 on: October 01, 2008, 04:37:47 PM »
Then do us all a big favor. Since we are not here for our health, but to hopefully sell parts, follow our instructions if you ask us a question. Do not go somewhere else after we have dedicated our time and expertise to help you, and above all, do not make any repairs other than what we suggest. Had you simply done what I suggested and replaced the clutch, you would be washing right now.

I'm sorry for spouting off like this but we need to eat too.

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Re: whirlpool...repair man says transmission bad?
« Reply #35 on: October 01, 2008, 04:40:35 PM »
i understand completely.  sorry for offending anyone and i hope i will be welcome back in the future? :-\

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Re: whirlpool...repair man says transmission bad?
« Reply #36 on: October 01, 2008, 06:08:24 PM »
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.
i have worked on these washers for 12 years sure its not long as some guys but 9 times out of 10  the clutch is slick now when i get a call for a direct drive washer poor spin i first check if the oil is on side of cabinet i have even changed the trans and cleaned the clutch a little but keep one in truck just in case its bad . sorry just thought i would comment on this because i have seen it happen no bs

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Re: whirlpool...repair man says transmission bad?
« Reply #37 on: October 01, 2008, 06:11:22 PM »
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.

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Re: whirlpool...repair man says transmission bad?
« Reply #38 on: October 01, 2008, 07:20:52 PM »
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.


top seal not sure some times seal by coupling fails thats just oil on floor but when top seal goes it throws oil right on the clutch the next time i see one ill snap a pic for you the brake shoes stay dry but some clutches are soaked like i said i cleaned some and not others but always carry one in truck! and like i said sorry to piss you off if i did

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Re: whirlpool...repair man says transmission bad?
« Reply #39 on: October 01, 2008, 07:41:50 PM »