I'm trying to replace the shaft seal in the top cover of the gearcase (part # 3349985), but am having a terrific time getting the old seal out. The old seal had a tear in it, hence the oil that was leaking out into my clutch causing my washer not to spin properly.
Anyway, I pulled out as much as I could, but it almost seems that it's glued in as the sides of the seal are not coming away from the metal. What would be the best way to get rid of the old gasket rubber before trying to put the new one in? I saw the advice from post #9 here (http://appliantology...r-transmission/), I will try to do that if I can find the plastic "tail piece." The old seal in that post looks intact, like it came out nicely. Mine wasn't like that at all.
Also, the oil in the transmission was dark and silty and had lots of dust and what seem to be metal shavings in it so I plan to take everything out so I can clean it out before reassembling and re-adding oil.
This was a new transmission last summer/fall; should the seal and oil have degraded so quickly in that short a period of time?
Edited by DurhamAppliance, 25 April 2014 - 06:16 AM.
added make and model number to title