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What are the gold anodized pins used for that fell out when I placed the washer on its side?

I need some help with a Kenmore 70 series washer. I have two gold anodized pins that fell out. I was changing the coupler, and when I placed the unit on its side to do so, these two pins fell out. I see where they went, and see that when upright, they would be housed or contained by plastic catch cans. My question is, are these pins for assembly only or do they need to go back in place, and if so, how are they retained? The model number of my washer is 110.20702990. I also noticed that the barrel does not sit level once I placed the unit upright again.

Posted July 26, 2009


Joey S, July 28, 2009

those pins were used to lock the suspension from moving during shipment and once the washer was installed in its final resting place the shipping strap was pulled out which causes the shipping pins to drop into those little cups so not to fall on the floor.

the correct and proper procedure to remove and replace the motor coupler was to remove the cabinet, not lay the washer on its side. laying the washer on its side may have caused one of the suspension springs to come disconnected or the suspension plate has slipped out of its normal position.

to remove the washer cabinet: see images below.

  • first, disconnect the power cord from the power source.

  • the console (key#26) will need to be placed in the service position by removing two (2) hidden screws, one (1) screw is located at the bottom of the left hand end cap (key#7) and one (1) screw is located at the bottom of the right hand end cap (key#10).

  • in order to access these two (2) hidden screws, the left hand end cap trim (key#14) and the right hand end cap trim (key#11) will need to be removed.

  • to remove the trim (key#14&11), place you finger behind the trim at the very top and bend it up enough to clear the console and then hinge it towards the front and off.

  • remove the hidden screw under each end cap trim. slide the console forwards about 1/4 inch and the raise it upwards and hinge it over the rear panel.

  • disconnect the 3 wire lid switch harness plug located on the top. pop the two (2) gold colored cabinet clips off. see image below.

  • place the tip of a flat tipped screw driver down into the first valley and then push the handle end to the rear of the washer to pop off the cabinet clips.

  • open the lid and grab the opening and tilt the top of the washer cabinet forwards just a few degrees and then walk it backwards and off.

you now have full access to all the components.

reverse the procedure to re-assemble the washer.

Sissy, August 13, 2013

i had already removed the cabinet and replaced the coupler. getting the motor and pins of the coupler lined up was no simple task while laying on the floor so the washer went on to its back so i could use gravity in my favor. all springs and suspension plate are in their normal positions - i checked the schematics. thanks.


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