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Tipped Kenmore 110 washer on its back: gear oil puddle. Help?


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#1 Lurker_tscheezy_*

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Posted 30 October 2005 - 10:26 AM

My Kenmore direct-drive spider interface thing went biff on my 110 (Model 82983810). I did not know the correct way to get into the washer, so I tipped the unit on its back and got to the motor and coupling etc via the bottom.

It took a week to get the direct drive spider parts, and after installing it and putting the thing back together, I stood the unit back up and noticed a puddle of oil on the floor. Further searching on the 'net turned up the correct way to open the unit up (duh), and I traced the gear oil leak to the very small vent hole on top of the gear case.

My question is, if I lost about 3 tablespoons worth of gear oil, do I have to fill it back up? How much oil is in the gear case? If is is a gear bath system, can I lose that much oil and still be fine (I'm pretty confident there is still a lot of oil in there)? It only came out the vent hole which is in the center of the top of the gear case, so it seems like all the oil which puddled inside the gear case below the vent is still in there doing its job. The gear case is not leaking out any seals, so the unit still seems fine.

Any insights? Is there a handy srew you add additional oil through?

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Posted 30 October 2005 - 01:56 PM

Tscheezy,  I think you'll be alright.   The oil came from the weep hole as you described.  I've seen worse cases where there is more than 3 tea spoons underneith and the thing is still running.  If you have no other malfunctions with this washer,  you should be in good shape.  If the gearcase fails in the future,  you can pick one up at this site for a reasonable cost.   Hell man,   I once ran a 283,  64 Chevelle 60,000. miles without an oil change in the engine or tranny..never had a problem...Ron

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Posted 30 October 2005 - 04:44 PM

Ron's right, don't worry about an oil loss of such a small amount.

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Posted 30 October 2005 - 07:55 PM

Very cool, thanks for the encouraging words. I figured since it is a gear-bath system with a reasonable volume of fluid, losing a fraction of it could not be catastrophic.

Laundry tonight! :)

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Posted 31 October 2005 - 12:31 PM

Ron sorry I have a question (I am a newbe) I was wondering if or whare can I find print out instructions for the "Kenmore Model 110 82980110" ? can you direct me our on the web? it quit working not sure what to do or what it is wrong? Help please
olmo47@gmail.com

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Posted 31 October 2005 - 12:44 PM




Even though this is a Whirlpool washer it has the Kenmore name on it, no manuals out there for Kenmore, what problem are you having with this washer....
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