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No drive between motor and gearbox-whirlpool 7100 model

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Clutch/brake assembly broken into pieces
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  • use a piece of dowel, to hammer the center of the spider to the input shaft of the gearbox and the motor shaft,
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    (note: new spiders have metal center hubs, this is a common failure and the replacements have been strengthened)
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in reverse order to above

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  • use a piece of dowel, to hammer the center of the spider to the input shaft of the gearbox and the motor shaft,
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pump
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body
control panel
in reverse order to above

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