Some of the teeth on the gears within the gear case stripped. And also, some of the agitator clutch parts were warped (they were plastic).

ApplianceWhirlpool Washer

ModelLA7681XSW0

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repairMore than 2 hours

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Wrench set
Screw drivers
Wrench(Adjustable)

John From Upper Montclair, NJ

Aug 06, 2008

23 out of 27 people found this instruction helpful

I'm not the one who actually did the repair, so I can't give you a blow-by-blow description. But my friend did the actual repair (I found and ordered the parts from your web site).

There was one almost insurmountable problem, however. The three-pin cog that connects the new gear case to the rest of the washing machine was changed.......the cross-section of each of the cogs was not round.....but teardrop shaped. I ordered the correct gear case, based upon the model number of the machine, but apparently somewhere down the years Whilrlpool must have changed the cog profile design.

So, the man who did the repair simply got out a metal mill file and filed down each of the cogs so that they were round. It wasn't perfect, but it worked.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Agitator Repair Kit

Part Number: PS334650

$17.87
In Stock

Gearcase

Part Number: PS341974

$190.14
In Stock