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Drive tube replacement problem Kenmore 70 series

I found the retainer clip on the floor last year, had no idea where it came from. The motor coupler finally went out. I broke the washer down to repair and discovered my original drive tube did not have the groove on the bottom to hole the retainer clip. The plastic piece that works the brake was shot as well. I found a new drive tube with brakes and all to install. I installed the new motor coupler and began the reassembly process. When I get to the point of installing the basket, the nut that holds the inner basket does not seem to be able to go down as far from the top of the transmission shaft as it did before the repairs. I checked the length of the new drive tube and it checks with my old one, it is slightly longer since it has the groove at the bottom for the retainer clip. When I try to install the basket, the nut can not go down far enough to allow the length of spline above it to be able to install the agitator. For some reason, the new drive tube is not low enough on the drive shaft of the transmission. I disassembled again to see if I missed anything, but did not find anything. Please Help.

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Ok the only way i can help now is start fro the begging ok,,check point 1..im taking that unit is apart..ok...first you took motor mount plate off and change couple,,now you remove a silver gaurd over the clutch brake assm,,next is a brass u shaped clip..now you have the clutch brake asss..theres a c shape pin holding the clutch to the top of the gearcase..remove now all you have is the gearcase,,put the new one back together in reverse order..where good there ok..now if you already removed the to inner basket withblock drive..you can pull the drivebasket out,,(spintube)...now note this when putting back make sure you drivebasket goes up first and all the way,,next push your transmissin and clutch assmm,,up nice and smooth make sure that the brake spring which is inside the clutch doesnt hit the plastic cam on the bottom of the drivebasket..now replace you three boltsin the transmission...go back up too the top of the basket drive and put your drive block back now on top the basket drive theres to little pins and on the drive block theres 2 groves knock your driveblock down slowly and make the block go down through the pertruding pins of basketdrive,,until you get a snug fit,,now put your basket back,,,tightn down spanner nut,,,onthejob..keep me posted

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