I have a Whirlpool GSQ9300EQ0 washing machine. When I replaced a faulty
motor coupler, I found a small amount of gearcase oil leaking onto the
floor. I did some research and found these diagrams.
In the gearcase parts blowup, the oil seal reference number is 21. That
represents part # 3043580. Is that a Whirlpool part number?
Another website shows it as # 334494.
which seems to be an update to part # 285352.
I would like to know which part number(s) is correct and if the oil seal is
two pieces that fit together or one individual piece as shown here.
have not yet disassembled the machine again since installing the motor
coupler as it still operates ok.
Thanks for your reply.
On Monday, April 20, 2015 at 12:08:41 PM UTC-4, David Farber wrote:
Since you're a bit unsure as to the seal, one part or two, this
might be a case where taking the old one out, going to a local
shop with it where you can compare it, etc would be worth it.
I'd at least find out how much a local parts supply wants.
I did disassemble it to remove the old seal but that presented another
problem which I described here.
Once I was able to remove the old seal, I could see which of the two parts
in the kit was the correct fit for my specific gearcase. This link,
http://www.davesrepair.com/drsn/JanFeb08bi.htm showed the technique used to
remove the seal:
"If replacing the input shaft seal, just run a sheet metal or self-drilling
screw into its edge at 2:00 or 7:00 to remove it, and press the new one in
with a 3/4'' socket."
Scroll all the way down the page. The last photo is the relevant one.
Thanks for your replies.
On Sun, 19 Apr 2015 11:13:45 -0700, "David Farber"
This is the kind of question you should be asking a Whirlpool parts
dealer. I doubt anyone on this NG knows anymore than you. Look up a
local parts dealer and call them! Seals wear out from use, but it could
also mean a loose bearing. The parts dealer should also know the answer
Don't know about brands or models, but if you decide to buy a new one,
do a lot of checking out first. I had a 1994 and worked great for 10
years or so. Then transmission started leaking. Would have cost
$200-300 total to fix it. Decided buy a new model - GE I think, not
sure. "Water saving" POS. Supposed to be a 'high capacity' model. I
feel sorry for people with the standard model - this one does not get
clothes clean - if you fill it half way the top doesn't even get wet. I
always set it on 'large' even if just washing 3-4 items to be sure it
cleans and rinses.
Also check your drain size. If it's an older house, the drain probably
won't handle the flowrate. Older washers drained out a lot slower.
This one pumps like it's putting out a fire, fills the standpipe up
quickly, senses water backing up and slams the water off. Then a few
seconds later, slams the water wide open and repeats this 3-4 times for
each drain cycle. Those pressure shocks are not doing any good for cold
I ended up having to fasten the drain hose solid to the house pipe to
keep it from splashing out. Not a good idea to do this, but part of my
plan is to break something. First thing that brake and it's out on the
To sum it up..... keep the old machines running as long as you can.
replying to David Farber, fafafooy wrote:
You don't have to worry about a few drops of oil. The seal is not something
that anyone replaces. Worse case scenario you could add a little oil to the
gearbox. By the time it had any affect losing a little oil you'd be too old to
want to crawl under it. Run it til it breaks.
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