Thread Number: 80450  /  Tag: Modern Automatic Washers
kenmore/whirlpool dd
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Post# 1044051   9/6/2019 at 22:55 (1,637 days old) by mhorn (mount bethel pa)        

need advise please,, mom has a 2006 top loader made by whirlpool for kenmore,sears,, other then motor couplers and agiatator pawls its been good until 2017 clothes came out full of lint after much research i found that the neutral drain no longer worked, so i pulled trans did not see any issues, but i replaced complete trans with a new part,, all has been good until now,, washer made loud grinding noise, took new trans apart found a worn out bevel gear and worm drive.[i thought it was noisy from the start when first put it in seemed like no oil,,but when i took it apart it was full but worm and bevel gear are shot,,, now since metal gears not avail, i took orig trans that worked good except no neutral drain,, i removed all drain parts from new trans put them in old ran unit it worked great for two loads and now when its time to do a neutral drain you hear bang and it starts to spin, the only thing i did not do was get whirlpool gear oil i went to auto store they gave me 80w-90 with 1/2 synthetic mix,, could that be an issue do i need to give 83 year old mother is a wash acholic 2-3 loads every other day

Post# 1044382 , Reply# 1   9/10/2019 at 01:43 (1,634 days old) by DADoES (TX, U.S. of A.)        

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Maybe something was installed wrong.  Neutral drain shifting is all inside the transmission.  The clutch and brake release are outside the transmission.  I used 80W-90 gear oil on a recent DD transmission rebuild, but the machine hasn't been used other than a few mins testing.

Post# 1044414 , Reply# 2   9/10/2019 at 09:31 (1,634 days old) by combo52 (50 Year Repair Tech Beltsville,Md)        
Non Neutral Draining WP DD Gear Case

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Hi, I would use a little lighter oil around 60 weight and see if it starts NDing again.

I assume you used the ND parts from the new transmission.

John L.

Post# 1045505 , Reply# 3   9/20/2019 at 18:07 (1,624 days old) by mhorn (mount bethel pa)        

yes i used all neutral drain parts from new trans, and the case and gears from old trans,, it seems to work fine if i wash in high speed agitate heavy duty setting,,,also is it common for a trans to damage the bevel gear teeth new trans is just over one year old i feel it was noisey from the start

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