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How do you take apart 11024962300 90 series to get to the gearbox coupling

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If you're talking about the need to replace the motor coupling, the following link gives all the steps necessary to complete the repair:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r385250-replacing_motor_coupling_kenmore_top

The part number for the motor coupling is included in the link I provided. This is the upgraded coupling that resists breaking much better than the original one. You can purchase replacements on line at appliancepartspros.com for about $10 or $11. Just use the "Search by Part Number" feature for your search criteria and use the part number I provided. If you do not wish to order on line, take the part number to your nearest appliance parts retailer. This is a common part they carry in their inventory. I hope this helps you.

Posted on Jun 29, 2009

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Easy way of doing this is to not take it apart, pull machine forward far enough so when you tild it back it wont fall back forward...tilt it back and wedge something underneath so it does not fall on you...you can now access the motor from underneath and change the coupling without pulling the machine apart. Hope this helps...if you have any other questions or concerns please feel free to comment again...good luck!

Posted on Jun 29, 2009

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