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Retiming the gearcase on whirlpool model lsq8500jq1

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  • jerrypicon Aug 12, 2008

    Do the gears in the gearcase have to be in a certain position?

  • Mike Durland
    Mike Durland May 11, 2010

    what do you mean by retiming? I have rebuilt hundreds of these transmissions and I am not sure what you are referring to.

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The only thing that needs to be aligned is the agitator rack. it has a mark or sometimes a hole on the center tooth. it hat to line up with the center tooth of the opposing gear. there is only 5 teeth on the other part so it is easy to line up the center tooth to the agitator rack.retiming the gearcase on whirlpool - dbff82c.jpg

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