1 of 3 people found this instruction helpful
Level of DifficultyEasy
Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins
ToolsNutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench set
Customerjames from Phoenix AZ
Screw loss in drive bell
Screw broke lose in agitator from drive bell stripped (plastic) for transmission gear. Received new Drive Bell and had to lightly cut out old from Agitator housing with saws all, cleaned years of soap build up on steel spline with wire grinder, lubed the Drive Bell inter and pounded on to spline gear with rubber mallet, I thought a bit too much force but what the heck I landed to the same bearing point as before. Work Out Great.
6 of 26 people found this instruction helpful
Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult
Time to do repair:1- 2 hours
ToolsScrew drivers, Socket set
CustomerMARVIN from PEORIA AZ
Agitator and bell housing seperated from drive shaft
Since the agitator and bell housing seperated as once piece from the drive shaft I didn't have to remove them and the schematic showed how the agitator snapped on to the bell housing and the parts I needed for the fix. The new seal went on with no problem, I just used some of the supplied grease on the tight spots. The hardest part was attaching the bell housing. It came to within an inch of the top of the shaft with no problem with a rubber hammer. But the top screw shroud broke when I tried to hammer it the rest of the way using a wood dowel and a block of wood. I couldn't even get the threads of the supplied screw to even touch the drive shaft. So I bought a longer (1 inch) cap screw from the hardware store and added a washer and suplied ring. After torqing it to 5 ft-lbs instead of the 10-20 the plastic beneath the screw was looking kind of thin and stressed and I was afraid of it breaking through or the screw snapping off in the shaft, so I left it alone and used some silicone caulk to seal in the plug that goes in on top of the screw since the side of the shroud broke off. I slipped on the agitator and am testing a load now as we speak.
If I get ten more years out of the washer it will definitely be worth the $100 in parts and shipping !