I am replacing the clutch assembly. I pulled out the gear box and set it on the floor overnight. I came back 24 hours later to find that there was oil that has leaked out of the gear box. Is this a problem? Do I need to replace some oil in the gear box? If so what kind of oil do I put in and how do I do it?
Answer Hello George,
There should be no problem with the gearcase since there is a quart in there to begin with. It takes quite a large loss to affect the operation of the gearcase. If you lose a tablespoon of the oil, it is so thick that it will spread out a lot, looking like more of a loss than it actually is. Anytime the gearcase is removed and left out of the machine for any amount of time it should always be left in an upright position. The vent hole can still lose some oil but will not affect its' operation if oil loss is minimal.
Hello. I have a tub that won't spin. I have replaced the drive shaft, clutch, drive block and brake. The drive block was wallowed out and the shaft was damaged. I saw no obvious signs of wear on the clutch or brake, but replaced while troubleshooting. Now, the washer will agitate (it always would), but when it comes time to spin, I can hear the motor turning and the water will pump out, but I have to open and close the lid to release the brake and give the tub a push (with the lid switch manually depressed) to get it to start spinning. After the first rinse, the tub will spin by itself on subsequent spins. On the first spin, if I don't open and close the lid, it seems like the brake isn't released, as I cannot spin the tub by hand until after I toggle the lid switch. I don't know if there is a problem with the brake, clutch or both. Thank you for your help.
This issue sounds like it is not being caused by the brake or the clutch assembly. This issue would be an issue with the neutral drain inside the transmission. The neutral drain 388253 can be changed but is a very large task or you could replace the gearcase 3360629 which is much easier to do.
Unable to remove 7/16 bolt. It just turns and I am holding the bottom tight.
If the bolt is just turning then the bolt is stripped and would have to most likely drill the bolt out.
When I go to unload the clothes from washer, sometimes I find them soaking wet at the bottom of the wash. If I turn it on the spin cycle sometimes it won't spin at al, or it will spin very slowly, not enough to spin the water out of a heavier load. If I move the drum around or lighten the load, sometimes that fixes the problem. And sometimes the washer works fine with no problems! What could be wrong with this washer?
Answer Hello Jeannie,
Here is the test you need to perform. With a load in the machine, open the lid so the machine wants to stop and applies the brake. If the tub stops immediately, the clutch 285785 in the unit has probably failed. If it continues to spin and it seems like the tub is loose inside the unit, the spanner nut has loosened and the drive block 389140 will need to be replaced. If this condition has been present for too long, the spin basket W10389328 may have had damage incurred where it rests on the drive block. If so, it will require replacement also.