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 Posted: Sun Oct 23rd, 2005 05:31 am
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Got it! I was using the screwdriver in the wrong place. I held out the hook with my finger and then used a very small screwdriver to pry up around the joint. When there was a bit of space I changed to a little bit larger screwdriver. Then a bit of wiggling got the connector disconnected. Next I'll tackle the two cabinet clips under the console.

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 Posted: Sun Oct 23rd, 2005 05:38 am
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GFG,just stick the driver in the clip,push the handle back with the tip of the driver against the front of the clip and it should just pop up. Then take it loose from its slot in the back of the washer andpull the back of the washer towards you. Do both clips before you do this tho.

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If I weren't so stubborn I'd go buy a new washer! One of the cabinet clips is off - it was rusted off. The front part of the other one is off so there's no place to pry with the screwdriver! It will take a while to Dremel off but that may be what I have to do. I'm going to stare at it for a bit.

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GFG,what and where exactly are you looking at? I don't think I've ever seen one rusted off.

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I'm looking at the two cabinet clips that are under the console. The one under the timer area was rusted so that it came apart. The front part of the one on the left, the part that is supposed to stick up out of the hole and that you pry against with the screwdriver, is rusted off. I've been trying to see what I can use to pry somewhere to release it. The clip on the left just isn't rusted enough!

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I got it off. The clips aren't exactly like the picture I'd seen. The front part had not been rusted of the left one. It was down in the hole unlike the picture. I put the screwdriver down in there and pried up and the clip came off like it was supposed to.

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Hummmm, I have never seen any DD washer with this much rust damage around the top area, was this washer sitting outside or something???



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Or something. Later this afternoon I'll be back at it. I've already found the replacement clips at repairclinic but will hold off ordering in case there's more parts required or I toss it. The floor is ceramic tile so I've got to decide what I want to use under the washer. I want to be able to put the machine down on the floor not let it slip and fall. I really appreciate your help. I feel more confident that I can get this done.

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GFG, before you lay it over.try doing it upright.If you can't do it, then you can flip it later.

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On the two pump clips, I just put a flat blade under it and pop them up, right?

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Got them off. Next is the pump.

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I've gotten the pump off, the wiring harness, and the two wires to the capacitor off, and one of the motor clips loosened but not off. The other motor clip (the bottom one) is being stubborn. I've WD-40ed it. In a bit I'll give it a few light taps too. This problem may cause me to have to put the washer on its back to lessen the weight of the motor on the clip.

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GFG,just put the tip of your screwdriver in the clip and pry down. It should just pop right off.A nd then the motor will fall down.

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The clips on this motor have screws on the front of the motor and go thru a slot type hole on the backside. Initially I tried a phillips head on the screws which was ok for the top one. It looks like I can also use a socket on the screw so that's the next thing I'm going to try on the bottom screw.

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The socket did it. I've brought in some pieces of lumber to hopefully hold up the motor when I start putting it all back together.

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You don't want to know what the rubber part of the coupler looks like! One plastic piece is on the motor shaft and the other is on the transmission sorta inside. Is prying with a screwdriver acceptable on both parts?

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Yep, pry off and carefully tap back on, I use a 5/8 socket and tap on with a hammer, be sure they go on even and on all of the way onto the shafts.  The screws were for shipping, you do not have to put them back on......;)



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Now I'm confused. You're talking about the screws in the clips, right? I have the motor off and looks like I may be in a heap of trouble. I found the rubber part of the couple down below the washer innards. I don't know when it dropped there - tonight or before. Now I'm looking at the backside of the motor and there is a round disk there that is nothing like the plastic part that came with the new coupler. Same on the transmission side. And there's no shaft sticking out on either part. The disks look like they may have had the three fingers sticking out on each one but I don't know. Could the original coupler ends have been disks instead of the current shape?

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I found the picture of the worn out coupler on the tip-of-the day how to replace the coupler and that is what mine look like. The ones on my washer's shafts appear thicker than the new pieces but maybe they'll work.

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GFG, you're doing fine.

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