|Whelp, after a few weeks with no washer (and the wife's fury at an all time high), I broke down and called a fellow repairman to confirm what we were thinking. Yep, the spin tube needed to be replaced because the pin that held the drive cam to it was simply gone. And after further investigating, it was time to change the brake too, so for another $100 (and a second $100 for the labor), we were back up and running with a refurb tranny, spin tube, and brake cam in about 1 hr . . . it would have taken me 1/2 day at least--that's if I knew what I was doing in the first place!! DOH! Sometimes it's good to just call in the calvary to keep the ol' economy rollin' . . .
Thanks to everyone for your assistance! On to the next project . . .
Last edited on Tue May 27th, 2008 09:30 pm by bjnamk