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Whirlpool Washing Machine Tranny No-Go


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#1 nateblair

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Posted 04 June 2005 - 10:58 PM

I have a two year old Whirlpool Ultimate Care II top load washing machine. It recently had the gall to quit drying my loads of laundry completely. I did some breezing through the Saumrai web logs and determined that the Transmission was bad along with the clutch. (The transmission was leaking oil and had sprayed the innards of the washer with oil.)

Now I am attempting to install the new transmission and am finding that it won't go back in it's proper place and has about a one inch gap that prevents the support arms from attaching to the transmission via the old bolts.

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Please help anyone with a clue. Part numbers match on the old and new transmissions. Thanks in advance for the help.

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Posted 05 June 2005 - 01:55 AM

You have let the basket and spin tube/brake assembly drop down when you removed the transmission.

Before trying to install transmission, turn brake release cam and push spin tube/brake assembly all the way back up so as brake shoes are all the way up in brake drum. You might find it easier to do this with some help, while you release the brake have your helper lift the spin basket up as far as it will go then let go of the brake cam to lock basket and brake assembly in place before installing transmission.

Now the transmisison will go in correctly.
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Posted 05 June 2005 - 08:05 AM

Ok, I figured that out late last night by playing around with the brake assembly.  But now I am not able to move the agitator in the  basket.  That concerns me a little because I was always able to move the basket before.  Is there some other adjustment that I need to do or do I just need to keep replacing all the parts and just run the washer?

The pump and motor are back on the transmission and all are mounted in place.  I have placed the agitator arm assy back on the center shaft and have tightened the retaining bolt.

 

 


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Posted 05 June 2005 - 08:12 AM

Try putting it into spin. You'll need to put the cabinet on or jumper the the lid switch.

when you reinstalled the trans, do you make sure the clutch wasn't hitting the release lever on the spin tube?

Did you know the gearcase has a 5 year part warrenty? You could have had a pro do this for about 120$ labor.

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Posted 05 June 2005 - 10:08 PM

After testing the unit, I was able to finalize the repair by buttoning everything up and cleaning up the area. Not too bad for a first time Whirlpool Repairman.

New Clutch : $30.00
New Tranny : Free (RMA 5 yr Warranty)

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Posted 05 July 2005 - 06:12 PM

This is the same problem I have but being a grasshopper I know not what you are talking about...."turn brake release cam and push spin tube/brake assembly all the way back up so as brake shoes are all the way up in brake drum."

Can you dumb it down or draw pictures?


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Posted 06 July 2005 - 12:40 AM

Don't really know how to dumb it down anymore, very simple deal.

You have to remove the tranmission again if you have tried to install it.

Then by hand turn the white plastic cam that is attached to the bottom of the brake assembly so the brake shoes retract.

While doing this push the whole unit back up into place or have someone else pull the basket up from the top as far as it will go, then release the brake cam. That should lock everything back up into position then you will be able to reinstall the transmission.
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