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FIXED LG WT5001CW Spline on new clutch is the wrong size

Gokart83

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Sep 26, 2016
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Location
Savannah Ga
Model Number
WT5001CW
Brand
LG
Age
6-10 years
I ordered a new wash plate a few years ago and it fit fine. I had to replace the clutch assy. recently. Ordered the part and installed. It started the UE code so I figured the splines was stripped again (common problem) When I removed the wash plate, I discovered the spline on the new clutch was much smaller than the old one. I called the part supplier and they don't have a clue. I've looked all over the web and can't find a pic of a large shaft like my old one. Anyone know whats going on? Was there an update and am I better off buying a new wash plate to fit this clutch?

Thanks in advance for your help!

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Jake

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Hi,

Yes, it looks like they redesigned the washplate to a smaller spline.

Here's the washplate for this model you can order:
Washplate AGZ72909701


Here's the clutch for this model:
Clutch AEN73131403


Jake
 

Gokart83

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That is the clutch assy I ordered. Do they still make the large spline style or should I just get the newer wash plate? Is the newer wash plate and clutch any better than the old? Thanks for helping me.
 

Jake

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No, they no longer make the older clutch spline.

So, yes you'd need to order a new washplate for the new clutch spline.

Yes, the new washplate is better.

Jake
 

Gokart83

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Thanks!! Thats what I was thinking. I guess if they no longer make it, I have no choice. At least its better.
 

Jake

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Yes, I agree.:)

Jake
 
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