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RE81 Whirlpool Air Conditioner - Overview

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Models starting with RE81

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Cover Screw

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$4.88

SCREW

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Screw with Washer

This metallic screw is less than an inch long and comes with a plastic washer.

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$3.67

Hex Nut

This hex nut is an authentic Whirlpool part that is sourced directly from the original equipment manufacturer, and will fit a variety of appliances including ovens, microwaves, refrigerators, air conditioners, and dishwashers. It is a metal part with a threaded hole to fasten parts in the appliance together. It is common for this part to wear out; it is recommended to order a spare. To replace this part the tools needed are a nut driver or wrench. This nut features a built-in external tooth lock washer, which is used to help keep the nut in place.

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Screw, 8-18 x 1/2

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$21.63

Control Knob

This control knob may also be known as the selector knob or the room air conditioner rotary switch knob, and is compatible with your room air conditioner. The part will allow you to shift the rotary switch to pick which cooling and fan modes you prefer. This piece is sold individually, it comes in a light gray shade, and accepts a D-shaped shaft. You can easily make this repair by pulling the old knob directly off its post to remove it, and snapping the new part in its place. This model measures to be about one inch in diameter.

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Single Hex Head Screw

Sold individually. The size of this screw is 1/4" hex head and 10-12 x 1/2".

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$30.25

Silicone Rubber Adhesive - 2 oz

Silicone rubber adhesive is a high temperature adhesive that is used for gaskets on dryers and felt seals. It is used on many different appliances for many different application reasons. This silicone paste creates a waterproof seal between components. This product is a 2 oz. tube. Unplug your appliance if you will be working on any internal workings and applying this sealant. Wear gloves to protect your hand from accidently applying sealant to your skin. The surface must be clean, dry, and free from oil and grease. Coat one surface and let it dry for at least one minute and then bond.

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Control Knob

This air conditioner control knob is gray in color, and measures approximately 1 inch in diameter. This replacement part allows you to properly control all the air conditioner sett...

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$22.68

Motor Clip

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Both motor clips broken - >40 year old dryer!!

  • Customer: susan from Socorro, NM
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 1 of 3 people found this instruction helpful
Removed the back - Saw the broken clips on the base of the dryer (the wires to the motor were pulling out because the motor was slipping).

Guessed that the parts were motor clips (no pix in the web site!)

Got the parts in post - they were identical except needed some rubber grips inside to hold tight (Used pieces of bike tire inner tube... read more

Dosen't seem to fit.Won't go all the way on.

  • Customer: David from Nashua, NH
  • Difficulty: Very Difficult
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 3 of 10 people found this instruction helpful
put the knob on and pushed it as far as it would go. read more

no on/off knob

  • Customer: Susan J from Oneonta, NY
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
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even I can replace a control knob.... read more