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Old 03-15-2013, 10:51 AM
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Model Number: WTW5505SQ1   Brand: Whirlpool   Age: 1 - 5 years   

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I've been rebuilding the gearcase on a whirlpool WTW5505SQ1. I'm having trouble removing the cover seal - it seems to be attached with gasket sealer and it's coming off in pieces.

Help appreciated.


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Old 03-15-2013, 03:32 PM
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Hi.

There is now gasket between the upper and lower parts of the housing. Use the gasket sealer Part number: 285195

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He's talking about the seal for the spin pinion gear/clutch drive.

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Yes, the part I'm having trouble with is part #3 in the diagram (MFG Part Number 3349985) called "shaft seal". It's on top of the gearcase cover and the spin/agitator shaft goes through it. I was able to pull pieces of it off but haven't figured out how to remove the rest of it which seems to be glued on with gasket sealer.
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Found a way to do it -- I put it on top of a propane grill. After the flames stopped I saw that what remained of the cover seal had fallen out.
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