Transmission/Motor Coupler issue:
I've had this machine for some time with ony one real issue. The motor coupler needs to be replaced periodically as the rubber gives up and then the part self destructs. Been through this about 4 times.
The coupler was apparently revised and a metal insert was added where this part contacts the motor or transmission shaft. This created a new problem. There was a little slop on the transmission side and over time the backlash caused the shaft and the coupler to round out until the coupler would spin on the transmission shaft when under load. A new part was installed, but the slop is now much greater and probably won't last very long.
I am considering using something like JB Weld epoxy or shimming to fill the gap to remove the backlash. I don't know if either of those will last long and I'd probably have to engineer some way of keep ing the parts from actually gluing together (silicone grease maybe).
A new transmission the only way to go? Can you separately buy an input shaft for the transmission as that is the only bad part? Is there another option?
ANSWER Hello Kevin,
Yes, the transmission would be the way to go. The spindle is not a part that you can get separately.
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Monday, February 18, 2013