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Whirlpool Gearcase grease


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#1 guard69

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Posted 19 June 2005 - 09:34 AM

The thrust plug on my whirlpool washing machine was leaking grease.  I replaced it.  Hopefully everything went back together correctly.  However, I have no idea what kind of grease goes back into the gearcase.  Dose anybody know what kind and where to get it?

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Posted 19 June 2005 - 09:55 AM

what is a "thrust plug"???  leaking grease???  describe this transmission in more detail and also the grease found and where you found it.  the transmissions are oil filled and it only appears as grease once contaminated by water leakage from above.  if you are refilling with oil,use heavy non-detergent oil only. i recommend "lucas oil treatment" (avail at automotive stores) truly an amazing lubricant.
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Posted 19 June 2005 - 10:02 AM

Thrust plug is where the drive axel comes out of the gearcase and then links up with the motor.  The plug seals the grease/oil in hte gearcase.  I took apart the gearcase, cleaned everything and put it back together.  I have the sealant for the gearcase but I cant find anywhere on hte internet, sears, or parts finders for the recommended grease to be used in the gearcase.  I was at a autmotive store but there were too many to choose the right one if there is a right one.  So I thought Id check out other people's opinion on what the right kind to use is.  IF it helps, its a whirlpool washer LXR7244JQ1.  I hope someone can tell me the type of grease to use.

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Posted 19 June 2005 - 10:21 AM

Here's a picture of the schematic Ive been going from.  Hopefully it sheds some light on what Im talking about.  I rplaced part #21 (thrust plug).  Maybe its called something else I dont know of.  I have teh tube of sealant to close it back up.  But I dont have the grease that goes inside. Any ideas or would any gear grease work?

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Posted 19 June 2005 - 10:48 AM

ah yes, you've replaced the seal on the input shaft- use the lucas oil treatment as i mentioned before- comes in a quart container,is very heavy,but works ideal as it has amazing clinging/lubricating qualities.
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Posted 19 June 2005 - 12:12 PM

Thanks for your help....hopefully you check this one last time.

I got the Lucas oil treatment.  I am assuming that I use it straight.  No other oil or grease.  Just fill up the bottom half of the gearcase and seal on the top?

Also, do you know how long to let the seal dry before the machine can be used?  Does it need 24 hours or is it good is a few?

Thanks again for your help.


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Posted 19 June 2005 - 07:53 PM

i think i'd probably try to wait at least 4-5 hours,or overnight if you can.
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