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Old 12-14-2010, 06:23 PM
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I had the motor coupler go out. When I was trying to find the problem I took out the bolts that hold the transmission on. I plulled it down and it lower about 1/2 to 3/4 of a inche. I have tried to bolt it back into place but I can not get it to go all the way back into place. It is a model LA5558XTW2. I hope it is a easy fix as the original part that broke is cheap.

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Pull the tranny out all the way and oil the spindle. Check the location of the clutch tab to ensure it will not hit the plastic brake release tab on the bottom of the spin tube and make sure the thrust washer on top of the clutch is seated all the way. It should now slide in easily.
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I have the same problem and don't think oil is the answer as it strikes something solid about 1/2 " before the transmission is all the way in.I have also studied the position of the plastic brake leaver and that is not the problem. The washer looking ring is in place before i slide the shaft in place but is slides out of position each time I remove the transmission.Could it be the position of the inner tub with respect to the outer tub? Sewerrat, did you resolve the problem?
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Here is a youtube video from the appliancepartspros channel that maybe helpful.

Washer Gearcase (part #3360629) - How To Replace - YouTube
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If the brake shoes are below the brake housing, the spin tube has slipped down, just release the brake shoes by squeezing the plastic paw and push up in place.
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to richappy, You were correct and my washer is fixed now. The problem was hard to find because the washer was on its side and outdoors. There was some water trapped in the tub and frozen so the brake assy. would not budge even when I released it with the plastic paw.
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You are lucky the skate plate did not go out of position. I never lay one of these down, allways just lean it back a lot, prevents problems.
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