asked question before the shaft the pulley is mounted on seams to have some play in the up and down motion which is part of the transmission is that ok pulley and helix plastic in the spin cycle does not hold it skips the spin pulley and does not spin
Answer Dennis, The up and down play should not exceed 3/16 of an inch. The input shaft should measure 2 3/4 inches from the end of the transmission case to the end of the input shaft(+/-1/8 inch). If the tolerance between the clutch pulley, washers,and drive pulley exceed the 3/16 in. the helix will bypass the pulley cam and make a "machine gun" noise. Quite often, installing an additional flat washer will compensate for the excess and the washer will work properly. Good Luck and Thanks
my last question was helpful .spin pulley instalation . instaled new pulley and helix .......when operating by hand ,power disconected ,pulley slides up disengages brake drum turns in the other direction pulley drops down engages helix and locks for wash cycle ...? now power hooked up , wash cycle operates properly ,now spin cycle " tadaaa " same problem spin pulley and helix hop hop hop over each other and as fast as I can push in timer handle ,pulley and helix are now damaged again , yes brakes did disengaged . ? is the shaft the pulley and helix is connected to , move up and down in the transmission ,removing the helix nut washer and 1/4" bolt was tight against the shaft ,should I have eliminated lubracating the shaft the pulley slides on witch has gotten the helix slightly greasy,would additional washers solve this problem .H E L P ..............
Answer Dennis, You may want to try this first, otherwise you'll need a new complete transmission. order a revised helix 27001228 and set of spacers/washers 40065701 and 40063201 (you may want to order 2 of these washers) When you install the parts(you may need to add that additional washer) the gap between the pulley and the helix cams should not exceed 3/8 in. in the relaxed mode (the less the gap the better 5/16 in. is ideal) if you can't get a proper adjustment or the isuue returns quickly, the indication would be, the transmission input shaft is pulling out of the pinion gear and you'll need to replace the transmission and associated parts. Good Luck and Thanks
Do I have to take off the base and the support basket to install the spin pulley, there seems to not have enough space even after lifting the lower shaft need 3/8" more space , is there a trick?
Answer Hello Dennis. You will need to remove the front panel. Then, remove the screws securing the top panel. Lift the top of the machine. Remove the pressure hose and the drain hose from the outer tub assembly. Unplug the wires going to the motor and remove them from the frame. Now remove all the springs around the bottom of the tub assembly. Lift the complete tub and dome assembly out of the washer cabinet and turn it over on it's top. Now you can access and replace the pulley 40047202. Reinstall in reverse order. Hope this helps.