I have a "vintage" Whirlpool washing machine in our old family home. It is a top loading belt-drive machine. The spin cycle does not work, and an appliance repairman came to look at it and said that the wigwag needs to be replaced. He checked online and told me that, unfortunately, the part is no longer available. The machine was built in the mid-1980's, and Whirlpool stopped making parts for it years ago. He left advising me to get a different machine.
I went online and within 20 minutes I ordered the part from an appliance supplier. I guess that this was not an option for him. Anyway, while waiting for it to arrive I read everything I could find online about the installation of the wigwag so that I would be prepared to install it when it arrived. It arrived and I got to work. I disconnected the wiring, removed the bolt that secures the wigwag on the center post, and removed the old wigwag without much difficulty.
I am having difficulty installing the new wigwag. It is a very tight fit such that when I place the wigwag over the center post, I cannot push it down into place all the way. From what I can find online this is sometimes an issue - such that if the internal diameter of the wigwag is just slightly off, the insertion of it over the post is a problem.
My plan is just to keep working it, but was hoping that someone could give me some suggestions on what to do. Many thanks.