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Clutch retainer ring whirlpool washer.

Any hints on how to replce this stubborn rascal?

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  • boyd_cox Jan 14, 2009

    OK. FInally got it. Got the transmission and new clutch ready to go in, but the transmission will not go far enough to go over the mounting bosses. And while worrying with it a pin about 1 1/2" long flat on one side with a hole in the end fell out. I have no idea where it came from or what it does. I think it is time to haul this to the junk yard and get a new one.


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Hey no problem here easy fix.. fist off noever mind the little brass pin that fell out, that is merely a shipping pin {3 are in unit) after install they remain under machine in little white/opaque plastic cups, you can discard. now as far as transmission, you cant seem to fit it back into the housing far enought to tighten the 3 1/2 in bolt in place, is this correct??? if that s the case you need to drop the transmission back down slightly and with your hand grab hold of the white teardrop plastic gear that is housed in the brake/drive assembly adn by twisting hte plastic youll release the outer springl;oaded brake shoes(just like a brake drum on a car, and while releasing the brake you can push the entire assembly up into the machine the 1in or so htat you are shy , it might want to fall back down but when oyou see how it works youll get it the n the transmission will easily resecure to the mounting posts.

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