During the wash and rinse cycles, in this model, the entire drum spins while the agitator also agitates. What is happening is that the water seems to get spinning too fast in the direction of the drum spin, and the clothes and water are pushed outward into the side of the drum by centrifugal force, and are fighting being pulled into the agitator. The drum is acting as it always has, but the agitator only agitates in the direction of the spin; it turns about 90 degrees, then stops (does not reverse), then turns another 90 degrees, etc. It seems that it used to sort of "rachet back" just a little during the time it is now simply stopping, but I can't swear to it. All I know for sure is that now the clothes just rush around the washer and don't circulate the way they should. Any thoughts? Thanks!
Answer Rod, The 131545101 trunnion, isn't the problem, it may be loose and contributing to the issue, but the real problem is in the transmission 134737100 The "one way" bearing at the bottom of the transmission has started to fail " Because of the one way bearing at the bottom of the transmission and the movement of the agitator, the spin basket rotates or indexes during the agitation cycle." Indexing or rotation is a lot different than a spin. You'll need to replace the transmission to solve the problem.
I have the trunnion off and am replacing the tub seal kit because the tub was leaking at the shaft. I was wondering about this replacement trunnion, does it have a sleeve pressed into it. I noticed on mine where the seal kit upper piece goes against the trunnion, the trunnion sleeve, which appears to be brass is sorta chipped. Will this need to be replaced also?
Answer Jimmy, These are "water related" parts, anything chipped, rusted, or rough, needs to be replaced, or you'll have an ongoing leak. The "brass" ring you're describing, should be the upper portion of the tub seal kit, and you'll be removing and replacing it with the seal kit
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After receiving a second shipment, 2 holes supposed to hold a plate in place against transmission were still drilled way too large. I know that I ordered correct screws for them. Am I missing something? Any tricks to install? What are the chances that I received two defective parts? Please help. Thank you.
Answer Hi Yuji. All the bottom tub mount holes are threaded. The flat plate mount holes are large enough for the bolts to pass through them and bolt into the flat plate. Hold the trunnion up so the flat plate will be squarely bolted onto the side of the transmission shaft as you are tightening both bolts. Thank You.
How do you get the trunnion to come out and separate the tub? Thank you, Joe
Answer Hello Joe,
Once you remove the two screws you can hit it with a rubber mallet to free it up and it just lifts out. There are bolts in the bottom of the tub under the trunnion to remove the outer tub.
Is there and installation torgue for the 5 screws bolting the inner tub to the trunnion. Thanks Joe
Answer Hello Joe. No, there is no torque specifications for the bolts. Make sure they are tight enough to support the tub to the trunnion 131545101. Hope this helps.
After I took the trunnion out I noticed two arrows pointing at one of the bolts on the tub. I believe that it is to put it back in a certain way. What is the correct way for the trunnion to be installed? Thanks Tim.
Answer Thye trunion part # 131545101, installs with your left hand pulling up on the bottom of the trunnion so the flat side of the transmission shaft,trunion, trunnion bar lines up so you can tighten the bolts to the flat bar against the transmission upper shaft. The inner tub will then bolt on top of the trunnion with the bolts in a non particular fashion. Thank you.