Installing the rear basket pulley
Welcome to video number 15 for frontloadbearings.com. I am gonna put the pulley back on here for ya and I know I said in the last video that I was just gonna pause but I left the camera running the whole time so I messed everything up. Alright, so we have the end of our basket through here and hopefully from there, you can see the gorgeous bearings in there. Now I noticed, on this particular machine, (and this depends on the vendor who manufactured this part for Whirlpool Corp.) they’ve used an extremely coarse thread. Normally, you’ll see a machine thread rather than a coarse thread. But, remember when I was taking this off, it was hard to turn off? That’s because they have put some Loctite in there. Loctite is a product that helps hold a nut in place. So, on this particular application, you might want to put some Loctite on it if you want to before you put it back on, but if you do, make sure it isn’t the permanent Loctite because if you ever need to get back in here, (we don’t want you to be going back in here again, that’s why I sell really good bearings) but let’s not be silly about it, if you ever had to go back in again, you don’t want the nut fused to this thread and making life hard on yourself. Just another point here, if you don’t put Loctite on this, I wouldn’t worry about it, in 23 years of appliance repair, I have never seen one of these nuts come loose so you being the first one to have the nut come loose really isn’t on the cards. Alright, so easy peasy here. You’ve got your shaft sticking out, it’s keyed, meaning it has two flat edges. The female side here has two flat edges. Let’s just put that into place… Excellent! Got your nut, gonna start screwing that back on, and maybe this will go all the way down by hand if we’re lucky! Ehh… not quite. Again, just an adjustable wrench here. I find it easiest to use. Alright, that’s pretty tight, now the way to do this to just get it tighter, is we don’t want to put a screwdriver through here for this part because we don’t want to damage it, but what we’re going to do here is just get on this and hold this in place. Don’t put your fingers through because if it turns, it’s just gonna grab your fingers and just give it a light hit with the palm of your hand. You know, it’s rocking back there… keep this in place with your thumb. It doesn’t have to be super, super, super tight, okay? And there you go. That’s it. Easy as that. Now, can you hear that? No, I can’t hear it either because they’re really good bearings. How ‘bout them apples? Alright, so that’s done, I’m gonna go over a couple more things for the reassembly of the machine on the next video and then that’s pretty much it for the Whirlpool bearing change out!
So, get crackin’. I think you’ll do just fine. Cheers!