Question about Kenmore 23822 Top Load Washer
In replacing the coupling motor I had a small plastic tube come loose from the underside of the base platform of my washing machine.
Inside the small tube was a cotter pin, roughly 2 inches long made of brass.
It is flat on one side to fit through a small hole in the underside of the base near the area where the motor, gear case etc attach.
When I line the holes up, the cotter pin will go upwards through the suspension plate and the next level and leave enough room for a cotter key or ring to secure the pin. It would appear to give stability to the tub while it spins. There are three such tubes and cotter pins but no sign of any sort of cotter key or ring that might have secured it. Also the diagram of the washing machine on-line and it the owners manuel do not show any type of pin or key. It must be there for a reason as the small plastic tubes are designed to catch the pin as it falls out.
First question - Should all three pins be attached as I have described or should they simply stay unconnected in any way but inside those tubes?
If they should be attached, how should they be secured -key or ring?
How many 'layers' do I go through before securing the cotter key?
Sears phone and parts have not been able to help in any way.
thanks in advance!
This is an easy one to solve. Those are moving pins , when in transport. When it is delivered, the delivery people simply just pull on some straps and the pins fall in the cup. You need to keep these when moving washer to put back in, so not to damage anything.
Posted on Oct 20, 2008
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