I bought a thrust bearing assembly kit. No matter how hard I try, I cannot attach either washer (.032 or .062). The transmission only moves when I use the heavier washer. I have watched the video numerous times. I cannot get the E clip to attach. Any advice would be appreciated. Bob
Answer Hello Bob,
The washer is used as an adjustment for the brake. If there is too much room on the shaft, the brake cannot be released so there will be no spin. If there is no room on the shaft even when you lay the machine on its' side, the "E" clip can be installed without either washer and it will operate properly. In the case of too much slack on the shaft, both washers have to be installed. This is why technicians never dispose of the old washers, (from the old kit being removed), in case they are needed in the future when more slack is accumulated from normal wear on the thrust bearing assembly.
The washer operates normally. It agitates, it spins, it fills, it drains, but there is a terrible whining noise during the entire operation except while it's filling. The pulley turns by hand without issue. Please help!
This issue would be caused by one of 2 things. The first would most likely be the cause and that is something caught in the drain pump 35-6780or the bearings on the drain pump starting to go out. The other thing that may be causing the noise would be the thrust bearing 12002213.