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 Posted: Tue Jun 14th, 2005 10:38 am
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Budget Appliance Repair


Joined: Sat Apr 2nd, 2005
Location: Eureka, California USA
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Well, not being able to turn the transmission shaft in spin direction by hand with the pulley off tells me the internal clutch spring inside the transmission is ok and doing it's job. It takes a certain amount of torque to overcome the clutch spring pressure so as when the brake does release the tub can spin at a slower speed until all the water is drained and the clutch spring can grab and turn transmission at full speed.

I don't see any signs of water leakage except that same one screw that Kdog mentioned, but that could have been water splashed over and set in that area at one time. The picture that would really tell us if it were leaking or not would be a picture of the inside of the cabinet sides, if the seal were leaking usually you would see signs of water slung out on the cabinet inside right at the level of the top of transmission.

If the picture with the chain is before your removed it and it was easy to remove, (wasn't actually caught between sealing face surface and not ripped thru the rubber portion than that doesn't seem to be the problem.

I'm still betting on a worn out pulley/cam. Did you ever try to turn the transmission pulley in spin direction while at the same time trying to turn the actual transmission by hand? In picture #2 as you noted them, find another washer the same size as the one on the left, (the one just above the c-clip), and install it with the old one. This should be enough if the cam is worn to verify if this is your problem.

William Burk (Willie)
Willie's Budget Appliance Repair
Eureka, CA 95501