If you do it that way, before reinstalling the support brackets, tighten transmission bolts finger tight only, set machine upright, then tighten bolts securely and then lay back down to install support brackets. This is to allow proper alignment with the centerpost bearing as per Whirlpool instructions. That's why I prefer pulling the cam bar and lowering the clutch shaft instead of lowering transmission. Don't have to loosen all transmission bolts, don't have to worry about losing the ball for the spin tube support bearing, don't have to worry about damaging centerpost or spin tube seals.
Nice, good job cleaning it up. It will certainly last longer than any of the new machines on the market today.
Yes it does look in pretty good shape. The belt is a little bit of a challenge if you have never done one. You need to back out the slide that activates the spin or engages the clutch as it were. Then you can lower the pin that it goes trough in order to provide space for removing the belt. I think you need to take the pump lose to provide space for the belt as well and you need to loosen the moter to allow slack in the belt. You also need to remove one of the transmission bolts and remove a little spacer to allow for the belt to pass trough the space you get when you take it out. Then I think you can loosen the belt from all the pulleys and work it out. Installation is the reverse. If you have never done one you may want to lay the washer on it's side but it can be done by tipping it up against the wall and laying on your back. Good luck
maybe someone can point you to a video that shows how it's done.
Before I posted about replacing the belt I fig there was an easier way, but upon looking @ it and reading your post looks like not.
If I have time tomorrow I will be doing a water test I'm crossing my fingers and and hope it does not leak!
Posted by rolandvz71
on 08 December 2013 - 07:55 PM
I dont know what the part is called, but I have seen people move a "new to them washer" and transpost the washer on its back (Kenmore/Whirlpool) and the plate that sits between the tub and tub wear pads gets throw off and will not sit right. All looks good, but this plate has a certain way it sits.... This will cause the washer tub to the skae ralttle and roll.
Posted by rolandvz71
on 04 December 2013 - 08:18 AM
I think its the snubber ring, but wanna get a message boards opinion.....now when I spray a food grade silcone base lube on the snubber ring the noise does go away for a few seconds, but will resurface back again which is making think its the snubber ring.
It was the breaker outside that feeds the unit...getting 240V incoming and w/breaker closed getting 120V. Replaced breaker w/one from a big box store and she is now off and running! THX for the good advice!
OK I am by fair a A/C tech but I do understand voltage to a certain point.
Outside contactor energizes and nothing is happening....evaporator fan is running inside but no cold air
Checked Compressor and it OHMs out good
Also checked the fan and it too checks out good!
Checked voltage @ the main panel 120v to GND (L1 and L2) and 240v across (L1 to L2)---good!
Now I followed this vid and here is what I get.....
w/the contactor energized (inside fan running) w/24V @ the coil --- voltage readings @ L1 & L2 @ the bottom of contactor 120v to GND but phase to phase I get 0v. @ the top of the energized contactor I get 120v to ground, but phase to phase I get 0v. I should be getting 240v on top and bottom of a energized contactor.... right?? The only hmmm I hear is the contactor....no motor trying to start--- nothing!
So I think I have a problem w/my FLUKE meter....Soo I check the voltage @ the panel--- 120v to ground (L1 and L2) and 220v phase to phase (L1 to L2).
Now get this.....when I shutdown the system down OFF @ the thermostat the contactor DE-energizes I get 120v on one of the incoming lines and 0v on the other incoming line.....what the heck is up!?!
Is there something in the evaporator unit I am missing??
1st thing I thought it was was a bad capacitor just because it seemed to show all the signs of a bad cap ...its happened before so I took it upon myself to replace it and I still get nothing....
Its getting hotter in SE Texas need some guidance!
Came home and found some water on floor......I expected the worst (tub seals)......turned out the pump stripped and was not pumping like it should. The basket was spinning and centrifugal force forced some of the water up over the outer tub and found its way on to the floor. Replaced pump and off and running again!