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Author Topic: Kenmore 70 Series drained its oil.  (Read 2645 times)

Offline Deus Machina

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Kenmore 70 Series drained its oil.
« on: March 03, 2011, 01:51:34 AM »

Broke the motor/transmission coupler for the second time in nine years (surprisingly durable for an awful plastic design!) and had it on its side for a couple days for the diagnosis. Now there's a good bit of oil on the ground.

1) what weight oil is this?
2) how do I get the oil back into the transmission?

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Re: Kenmore 70 Series drained its oil.
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2011, 10:16:40 AM »
Remove the tranny. Remove the clutch. Remove the cover and add some oil. GS90 is fine but you can order some oil from Whirlpool. While in there inspect the main drive gear and pinion for wear:

How to get the clutch off:
Clutch Removal

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« Last Edit: March 03, 2011, 10:21:45 AM by JWWebster »
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