What is the advantage of this product?
Answer Hello Callrogar. The clutch prevents the unit from damaging other parts and controls the spin speed to prevent water from coming out of the top of the tub during spin cycle.
Hi I ordered a replacement clutch and also the spanner wrench and will be able to inspect the drive block once it arrives What exactly should I be looking for to determine if it needs replaced ?
And also the shaft of the motor(where the pump goes) is a little rusted, I cleaned it with emery cloth, can I put some bearing grease or dry lube at the base of it or does that pose a problem to the windings inside? Thanks for your assistance and the excellent videos, sure makes it easier to do this repair <3
Answer Jewels, Once you've removed the spanner nut and the spin basket, the drive block 389140 will be ready for removal. You should need to slip a flat blade screwdriver into the slotted opening and twist the blade to separate and lift the block off the drive tube, at the top od the drive tube, the two tabs should be square and sharp, if they are rounded off, this indicated the drive block is loose on the drive tube. Flip the drivr block over and check the slots for sharp, clean and distingue edges. if all seems OK, you can re use the original drive block.