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How do I replace a Gear Case in a Top-Load Washer?

Follow these steps to fix your issue:

  1. Shut off the electricity and water.

    Plug the wall outlet into the power cord. The water supply valves for the washer should be turned off. Gloves are used to protect hands. Someone may be able to help you move the washer away from the wall.

  2. Disconnect the hoses.

    The hoses should be labeled. Channel lock pliers can be used to loosen and remove hoses. Expect some water to come out. The drain hose is behind the washer. Expect some water to come out. To prevent slipping, wipe up water spills with a towel.

  3. Lift the top panel.

    To keep the lid from flopping open or hitting your arms, tape it shut. There are screws on the back of the washer. Lift the top panel and prop it against the wall behind the washer to remove the screw from the wire cover.

  4. Remove the tub ring.

    Pull the bottom of the tub ring to release it from the lock tabs on the side of the wash tub. The tub ring can be removed from the washer.

  5. Remove the impeller.

    Attach a slot screwdriver to the notch in the base of the plastic cap and remove the cap. The bolt that secures the impeller to the drive motor shaft can be removed with a wrench or sockets. Pull the impeller out of the washer by grasping it firmly.

  6. Remove the spin basket.

    Pull the retainer clip outward to remove the slot screwdriver from the closed end. To remove it from the washer tub, pull up the spin basket.

  7. Carefully lay the washer on its front panel.

    To protect the finish, place cardboard or towels in front of the washer. Place the washer on its front.

  8. Remove the gear case.

    The bolts holding the plastic cover over the motor and drive components need to be removed. Remove the plastic cover from the washer. The locking tabs on the wire harness connection need to be loosened. The motor wire harness needs to be disconnected. The wire harness is on the capacitor. The gear case housing has wire harness retaining clips. The wire harness needs to be pulled out of the way. The gear-case housing has bolts on it. The gear case is in the washer.

  9. Install the new gear case.

    The new gear case should be transferred with the motor, splutch, shifter,Capacitor and belt. The washer tub has a new gear case in it. Attach the mounting bolts to the case. The wiring for the motor, Capacitor and Shifter needs to be reconnected. The harness retainer clips should be pushed into their originallocations. Attach the motor cover with twomounting bolts.

  10. Reinstall the spin basket.

    The washer has to be upright. Put the spin basket on the top of the shaft in the bottom of the tub and work it on the shaft until it is completely seated on the shaft. Attach the retainer clip to the hubbasket by sliding it into the slot. The drive motor shaft has an impeller on it. Put the bolt into the hole and tighten it. Remove the cap from the top of the impeller.

  11. Reinstall the tub ring.

    Put the tub ring on top of the outer tub. To get the tabs to snap into the locked position, push on the sections. Remove the top panel from the washer. The lid was held closed by tape.

  12. Reinstall the screws.

    Attach the screws to the hinges on the back of the console. Place the tabs on the right side of the wire cover in the slots and then line up the holes on the left side and insert the mounting screw. Attach the wire cover with a mounting screw.

  13. Reinstall the fill hoses.

    The fill hoses need to be Threaded onto the correct connections on the back of the washer. Don't overtighten connections, which could cause the plastic on the inlet valve to crack, and use channel lock pliers to tighten the connections firmly.

  14. Restore the water and power.

    The valves for the water supply should be turned on. The electrical outlet should be plugged into the washer. The washer must be returned to its original location.

  15. Calibrate the washer.

    After the washer is shut off, the basket is empty, and the lid is closed, you can enter the diagnostic mode. Within about 6 seconds, you can turn the control dial clockwise, counterclockwise, or a combination of the two. The status lights blink when you successfullyactivate the diagnostic mode. If the status lights don't blink, turn the control dial one complete rotation counterclockwise and try again. The Calibration Cycle can be selected in the diagnostic mode by turning the control dial. The Calibration cycle runs for 2 to 3 minutes when the rinse light turns on. When the Calibration Cycle ends, the washer shuts off.

Time required: 60 minutes.

You would need the following tools: channel lock pliers, phillips screwdriver, slot screwdriver, socket set and ratchet, tape, towel, work gloves.

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