This is why I can't have nice things....

Re: This is why I can't have nice things....

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Thu May 02, 2013 5:54 pm

Certainly doesn't look as nice as the one in the repair video. :o
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Re: This is why I can't have nice things....

PostBy: crazy4coal On: Thu May 02, 2013 5:57 pm

I think your bolt broke, your shaft jump out and your not gonna wash clothes tonite. Keep :) you could down at the lake beating on a rock.
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Re: This is why I can't have nice things....

PostBy: dcrane On: Thu May 02, 2013 6:03 pm

Yep... Your simply pouring to much mud mixture in with the clothes :lol:

JK... how come I only see one bold on that five flange set up? and One bolt on the "U" clamp? YOU TOOK THE BOLTS OUT then started running the machine without bolts! :lol:
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Re: This is why I can't have nice things....

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Thu May 02, 2013 6:07 pm

Wood'nCoal wrote:Certainly doesn't look as nice as the one in the repair video. :o


Yup, that's what happens when things are used. But no, there's a sheared off bolt in the; I believe it's called the trunion block. You can see one horizontal bolt coming off the agitator shaft, there should be two; one is broken off.

I'm wondering if that could throw it off kilter? You can see where it pushed one side of the block off. The company I'm ordering the parts from doesn't appear to carry the block. So I'll have to see if I can get the broken bolt out.

Dcrane, we bought the unit new, my guess is they had Chinese gorillas on the assembly line that day and one of them turned the wrench one too many times. Probably used an impact wrench.
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Re: This is why I can't have nice things....

PostBy: dcrane On: Thu May 02, 2013 6:13 pm

crazy4coal wrote:I think your bolt broke, your shaft jump out and your not gonna wash clothes tonite. Keep :) you could down at the lake beating on a rock.


Onfires goin' off grid (insert photo of washboard here) because the fly ash mixed with water and created electrolosis on his washer bolt :lol: )
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Re: This is why I can't have nice things....

PostBy: samhill On: Thu May 02, 2013 6:41 pm

Ah-so impact wench bery bery fast, I get many fish heads & lice. :lol:
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Re: This is why I can't have nice things....

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Thu May 02, 2013 7:42 pm

LOL Made some progress. Now I gotta figure out how this damn seal comes out. Supposed to push down or something.

I really think that busted bolt had a lot to do with this thing leaking.
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Re: This is why I can't have nice things....

PostBy: dcrane On: Thu May 02, 2013 7:53 pm

Oh it clearly was the cause if your not seeing anything else amiss! I commend you sir for having the time and patience to delve into this the way your doing and I'm keeping my fingers crossed for ya' bro that your payoff will come to you with the purchase of a 29 cent bolt and maybe a 47 cent rubber washer :punk:
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Re: This is why I can't have nice things....

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Thu May 02, 2013 8:06 pm

That seal is completely destroyed.

I've already priced the seal, it's about $40. It comes as a kit with the spring and brass cap.
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Re: This is why I can't have nice things....

PostBy: freetown fred On: Thu May 02, 2013 8:37 pm

Nice, you're gaining on it IOF :)
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Re: This is why I can't have nice things....

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Thu May 02, 2013 8:43 pm

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Re: This is why I can't have nice things....

PostBy: SMITTY On: Thu May 02, 2013 11:52 pm

:punk: toothy EPIC destruction! :D


What a mess IOF - don't ya just love the pride of workmanship found in today's consumer products?? :sick:



Hey Dcrane - Don't want to hijack IOF's thread, but that unit probably has a spot-welded shift shaft inside the transmission case. My father's unit did the same thing. His is a Craftsman - identical to yours except for the color. They use TWO spot welds on the shaft, so it breaks not long after you get it home from the store. My father's lasted a month. It's a hell of a job, but doable. I weld the pee out of it. :D

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Re: This is why I can't have nice things....

PostBy: dcrane On: Fri May 03, 2013 5:45 am

ohhh man smit... this thing was about $750.00 new, I do have a lil' 110 harbor freight piece 0 shyt flux core welder, but that looks like a pretty involved transmision case and i would trust my welder on anything thicker then sheet stock :cry: I knew I should bought an old used "Horse" :mad: ....ummm how far away are you again? :lol:

@ Fire... GG on the seal! score stands at $0.00 matag man / +$427.00 ImOnFire! :P
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Re: This is why I can't have nice things....

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Fri May 03, 2013 8:22 am

Oh sweet!! I just save $20 on the seal. I decided to take the part number from the site I was going to order it from where it was $44 and put it in eBay and found the same seal kit for $19.75. Other than lost time using the machine it's a fairly inexpensive repair. Hopefully that's the only part I need. :D
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Re: This is why I can't have nice things....

PostBy: dcrane On: Fri May 03, 2013 9:10 am

I'm On Fire wrote:Oh sweet!! I just save $20 on the seal. I decided to take the part number from the site I was going to order it from where it was $44 and put it in eBay and found the same seal kit for $19.75. Other than lost time using the machine it's a fairly inexpensive repair. Hopefully that's the only part I need. :D


Ebay so awesome... broadest range of everything conceivable on the web :D Ive sold crap I thought was totally worthless for hundreds (old magazine back issues destined for the recycle bin for crazy money, etc.)
score now ImOnFire +$447.00 :lol:
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