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#1 dnohe

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Posted 08 June 2011 - 01:16 PM

I am struggling to keep my 1980s washer alive these days. The transmission has not been made for 5 or 6 years now. Does anyone have a 362901 sitting on their shelf collecting dust.

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 06:08 AM

Maybe able to still get some individual parts of that transmission but not a complete rebuilt.

What kind of problem do you have that you are wanting to replace the transmission?

Ya know, at some point you need to give up on those old beasty belt drives and let them die. It getting harder to find parts for them.
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Posted 09 June 2011 - 10:58 AM

It never fails...just tossed a decent gearbox after sitting around for about 3 years.......Had to make more room for newer stuff :blink:........... I'm with B.A.R. on updating...., may be to to your local appliance shop and see if they have one sitting around but I doubt it, they gotta make more room for even the newer model parts...

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 12:17 PM

What kind of problem do you have that you are wanting to replace the transmission?



I had replaced the spin cam bar about a year ago - but having the same issue with the plunger not catching the tab. The tub spins during agitate and it continually bends the plunger pin and shaft of the plunger (from the wigwag).

When I spoke to the repair person regarding installing a new spin cam bar - he stated that there must be too much play in the transmission and it order to make the repair worth while, get a new tranny.

Open for suggestions, otherwise will have to put her to rest.

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 12:49 PM

... otherwise will have to put her to rest.

Transmission $180 shipped new on eBay # 320696383478 more than 10 available
OR
Admiral Super Capacity 3.2 cu. ft.
T/L Direct Drive Washer built by Whirlpool

(w/ standard mechanical Water Level Switch) :)
+ Free Shipping

Home Depot

Admiral Model # ATW4475VQ $ 297 sometimes on SALE $259
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Posted 10 June 2011 - 03:12 PM

Transmission $180 shipped new on eBay # 320696383478 more than 10 available
OR
Admiral Super Capacity 3.2 cu. ft.
T/L Direct Drive Washer built by Whirlpool

(w/ standard mechanical Water Level Switch) :)
+ Free Shipping

Home Depot

Admiral Model # ATW4475VQ $ 297 sometimes on SALE $259
http://appliantology...-but-now-297ea/



Many Thanks

Is this the same as Roper Brand - i thought that Roper was the Whirlpool w/o the name

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 03:47 PM

All built by Whirlpool ...Roper, Inglis, Admiral (the kicker is the Admiral listed above it a "direct Drive" which is what we recommend). Parts will be available for years to come even though they quit making that design this year. Get it before its gone !!!
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Posted 10 June 2011 - 06:48 PM

OK - so this is like the $25.99 question. Do I go with a 3.2 Roper or Admiral.

From what I understand they both have the direct drive Whirlpool system. And they both have a limit on the water level for rinse. Is there any other major differences to sway me one way or the other.

From reviews - both are noisy, smell of burnt rubber, and users have probably used way more soap than they should because they complain of the rinse cycle not getting the soap out.

Is it a matter of Lowes VS Home Depot??

Thanks in advance
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Posted 10 June 2011 - 07:03 PM

no real difference except maybe a feature or 2 on the control panel... maybe one has a warm rinse option or something. the retail store referenced is the one that had the sale and there are limited quantity's. They are good machines for whats available in todays market especially for the price and parts availibility and serviceability.


you wont find a machine to last like your old one, those days are gone...you can usually expect 10-12 years with 2-3 repairs.


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Posted 10 June 2011 - 07:13 PM

.. I understand they both have the direct drive Whirlpool system.
... And they both have a limit on the water level for rinse.
... From reviews - both are noisy, smell of burnt rubber,
... and users have probably used way more soap than they should because they complain of the rinse cycle not getting the soap out.

1) they're both made by Whirlpool
2) no, depending on model number, same water level Switch for Wash and Rinse
3) don't believe reviews ... doesn't use Belt Drive
4) usually complaints about Front Loaders
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Posted 10 June 2011 - 10:16 PM

I prefer the ADMIRAL over the ROPER.

More attractive.

The timer cycles are much easier on the eyes (to see/read) than on the Roper model.
To eliminate:

Musty odor

L-O-N-G cycle times

Dingy/yellowing whites

Suds error message

Slow spin speeds

Intermittent water leaks (from rear of washer)

And other annoying symptoms which vary brand-to brand.

Read below:

The *correct* amount of HE (High Efficiency) detergent that should be used in any front load or agitatorless top load washer with tub sizes 3.0 cu ft and larger is as follows:

HE: (2) Tablespoons Per Wash Load

HE 2X: (1) Tablespoon

HE 3X: (1) Teaspoon

Perform a TUB CLEAN CYCLE every (4) months.

Use: "Tide Washing Machine Cleaner"




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