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FIXED Whirlpool Cabrio WTW6700TW1 OL Issues and Rebuild Questions

Jake

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Yes, try that in the video.

2) I replaced the suspension/damping rods with new ones.
You did order the OEM ones correct? From from AppliancePartsPros or RepairClinic ?

Look here:

Jake
 

samtheman57

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Hi Jake:

Thanks for your patience and responses.

Unfortunately, removing the washer from the inner plastic splined hub did nothing to solve the issue.

I didn't discover this blog until after I had replaced the suspension rods with a budget eBay kit, after reading the link, it appears that it indeed may be the budget suspension rods that are the issue.

Unfortunately, my budget is a bit tight so I may have to wait a bit longer, but my story and "lfryklu" in the link seem to be similar.

I noticed that if I lightly pull or push on the inner tub, that the movement seems excessive in the vertical plane, I'm thinking these rods aren't controlling that movement.

At any rate, back to another try with quality suspension rods later.
 
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Jake

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Ok, got it Sam!

I'm fairly sure the OEM rods and suspension kit will solve it completely.

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Hi Jake:

Just wanted to let you and anyone following know that spending the money on the right parts matters.

I don't have time today after working a double shift but I unboxed my OEM parts and there is a MAJOR difference!

For one, the plastic ball bearings and cups in the knockoff version are obviously MUCH cheaper plastic.

Two, the knockoff version is, either longer than the OEM in total length, OR the knockoff rods IMMEDTALY stretched too thin and failed. THAT is clear. A shorter rod that holds the tension makes sense.

Three, there is more lubrication on the OEM rods, on the knockoffs, there is barely enough if at all.

I'll get to it later, but the anticipated results are promising.

In pictures, the eBay knockoff are either Top or Left. The OEM parts are either Bottom of picture or Right.
 

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samtheman57

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OK FINALLY, like others, as Jake pointed out it was ALL about quality OEM suspension rods.

Got through two test cycles with spin and no OL Quieter than it has been in the last few years and no leaks.

Don't budget on critical parts it's everything.

Jake, thanks for your help!

Best to you.
Sam
 

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Jake

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Excellent Sam, glad to hear the new OEM spring and rod kit fixed it.(y)

Thanks for making the comparison between the OEM and NON-OEM ones.

Jake
 
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