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Drum pulley is lose on the main shaft, when drum changes direction the pulley pauses and then goes in the other direction, there is some wear on the main shaft where the pulley is mounted,

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  • shellyray Jun 12, 2008

    yes this is a front loader, you are right,the nut came loose on the pulley,and that took the bore out of the pulley but it also shows a little wear on the steel shaft. my concerns are that the new pulley will be loose on the shaft.so when the machine is in operation and changes directions with a loose fit it will do the same thing to the pulley, do you recommend any kind of a filler product?. thank you for your help

  • shellyray Jun 15, 2008

    thank you for getting back to me, am replacing the pulley and putting on a new nut with the blue loc-tight. our best to you

  • Richard
    Richard May 11, 2010

    Is this a front load Whirlpool Washer? If it is, The shaft is not worn (made of hardened steel) most likely the pulley (made of aluminum) is worn. The pulley usually wears because the nut comes loose. Is the nut Loose?

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You should not need a filler, the shaft is is made of hardened stainless steel and should be OK. When replacing the nut, use BLUE loc-tite on the threads to ensure it won't come loose again. Also, when tightening the nut, DON'T use your hand to hold the pulley, you could injure your fingers...instead, stick a block of wood between the pulley and tub.

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