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Gearcase

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PartSelect Number PS341974
Manufacturer Part Number 3360629
Manufactured by Whirlpool
Product Description

Gearcase Specifications

This is used in your direct drive washer that has a neutral drain.
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Troubleshooting
This part fixes the following symptoms:
Pumps but will not spin | Will not agitate | Noisy
This part works with the following products:
Washer, Washer Dryer Combo.
This part works with the following products:
Whirlpool, Kenmore, KitchenAid, Roper.
Part# 3360629 replaces these:
AP3096209, 423, 3360629, 285312, 285362, 3349296, 3360629R, 3360630, 388763, 389244, 389246, 3949609, 62534, 62570, 62621, 62680, 63320, 63563, 63910, 8532118 ... Show more , 8546456, 99890390, 99890391, W10172898, WP62621, WP8546456 Show less
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Tracy
November 8, 2017
The machine stopped spinning and makes loud buzzing/grinding noise. I took the transmission apart and noticed the bottom metal gear (Whirlpool 3946631) has uneven wear, with one section of the teeth greatly worn down, some looking broken. I imagine the damaged gear won't allow enough torque to spin the basket and this is the problem. If Whirlpool gear 3946631 is no longer available, it seems i'll have to purchase the entire Whirlpool 3360629 transmission. Correct? Thank you so much. Any help/advice is greatly appreciated! Cheers
For model number gsq9364hq0
Hi Tracy, Thank you for your question. Unfortunately yes you would have to buy your whole transmission to get that part. Good luck with your repair.

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Dave
November 26, 2018
My Maytag washer drains but won't go to spin cycle. It also leaked oil on the floor. What do i need to look for before ordering parts.
For model number MVWC300VW1
Hi Dave, thank you for your question. There are a couple of parts that you may want to take a look at. It sounds like it may be your gearcase that is the issue, but you could also check to make sure your lid switch is working and that your clutch and direct drive are alright as well. I hope that helps. Good luck with your repair.

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Norman
January 9, 2019
The agitation cycle was making a grinding noise. The pump and spin cycles work properly. The agitator and cogs were replaced though they did not appear to be worn. The clutch and braked assemblies appear fine. The transmission works properly when activated with a reversible drill. When put into each cycle without a load everything appears to work properly. The transmission was opened and examined for wear and broken or worn gears and debris in the oil. There was no apparent evidence of these conditions. When a load is added to the assembled washing machine the agitator is the only cycle that does not function properly.The best i can figure is that there is something in the transmission that is not working properly when a load is placed on it. what are your thoughts?
For model number LSQ9659PWO
Hello Norman, thank you for your question. From your description of the issue, and all the parts you've replaced or checked it does sound like the gear case is the culprit. I hope this helps!

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Daniel
April 17, 2018
The washing machine makes a loud banging noise when it goes from agitate to spin or if you stop the machine during the spin cycle and restart it spinning. What do you think?
For model number LSQ9544KQ0
Hello Daniel, thank you for your question. If you're having a loud banging noise when the unit goes from agitate to spin, or if you stop the appliance during as spin cycle the most likely issue is with the Drive Block - 2 5/16" High PartSelect Number: PS11741977 and the Clutch Assembly PartSelect Number: PS334641. I would suggest replacing these two parts. I hope this helps!

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Curtis
January 23, 2020
My washer has a melt to it I open the cover and i have oil leaking from the center spin drum Thanks curtis
For model number 1TE52430Q4
Hello, Thank you for your question. Looking at your model- Part #: PS341974 is the gearcase. We hope this helps.

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David
February 26, 2020
Sears Kenmore series 80 washer.... washer would not complete spin cycle without help. replaced clutch assembly and motor coupling as suggested in other comments due to the same symptoms, even though they didn't show signs of wear. washer seems to work in all other stages except when it comes to spinning. under light loads seems to work okay,not sure if it actually gets to full speed, and under larger loads i need to assist the basket to initiate the spin and it slowly increases speed to complete the spin cycle. how can i tell if its the transmission or the drive basket? if it is the transmission, is there a repair kit for this model? if not, is this the replacement transmission ps341974 (gear case) for this model.btw, when it does initiate the spin cycle there is a slight grinding sound, but i'm not sure if it is natural this way or not. thanks,
For model number 110-26834691
Hi David, Thank you for your question. To verify if the issue is caused by either the gearcase/transmission or the basket, you will need to take the washer apart and look for signs of damage or wear. Part number PS341974 is listed under you model number. You should also check the lid switch, the agitator directional cogs and the pump. We hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day.

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David
March 2, 2020
My washer stopped working, and based on what I read here, I replaced the lid switch. I'm one step closer, the washer now fills, spins, and drains, but when it goes to the agitate mode, all I hear is the motor humming and it does nothing. I checked the agitator dogs, and though worn, still work well. I'm guessing the gearbox has died. I'm also struggling with removing the control panel. This is a Kenmore 800series. Thanks, Dave
For model number 11027831600
Hello David, Thank you for the question. There are 2 screws at the back of the panel you can remove to release the end caps from each end of the panel. Here is a link to replace the Gearcase and it will show how to remove the panel. We hope this helps. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=81&v=_D2dm_XUcmY&feature=emb_title

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Owen
19 days ago
Washing machine tub stopped spinning and would not drain. There was a slight burning smell. There was a whining noise when put on spin cycle but no movement. I drained the tub and took the washing machine apart. motor works, direct drive coupler still in tact. I cannot turn the tub by hand, how do I confirm that is the transmission before purchasing?
For model number LTE5243DQ6
Hello Owen, Thank you for the question. To verify if the issue is caused by either the gearcase/transmission, you will need to take the washer apart and look for signs of damage or wear, however if most cases if the tub will not spin by hand, the Gearcase needs to be replaced. We hope this helps!

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Chris
January 29, 2018
Machine was making a terrible grinding noise mid cycle, it allowed me to drain the water while still making that grinding noise (i'll take a half pound!), the agitator seemed to be working, (replaced the cogs a couple years ago), it did not spin while draining. I've disassembled down to the gearcase, seems like its leaked a little grease. The couplings look ok, clutch is in one piece, is there a way to look in the gearcase and get that "ah-ha" moment, to find the smoking gun? Although from what i've read here, it sounds like its the trans... thank you for any help, i love your website, you guys have helped me out a lot!
For model number LSR7333PQ0
Hi Chris, Thank you for your question. If your hearing a grinding noise mid-cycle, the gearcase may be causing the issue, but it could be the bearing as well. You did mention the coupler. The drive coupler is splined on the inside to match the transmission and splined on the outside to match the agitator. If your washer is making a grinding noise during the wash cycle and the agitator turns freely then the drive coupling may be damaged. Remove the agitator by pulling it straight up. Use caution as the fit is usually tight and force may be required to release the bond. With the agitator removed you can then unthread the bolt that secures the coupling to the transmission shaft and remove the coupling. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

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Mark
March 13, 2018
My agitator in wash cycle is very slow with a clicking noise, spin and drai n seem to be working. Checked motor coupling and it is good, the clutch assembly was replaced within the law 6 - 8 months. Trying to narrow down the problem. Could it be transmission or motor . Thought of speed control switch but with clicking noise not sure.
For model number 110.26904691
Hi Mark, Thank you for your question. If your washer is having issues agitating correctly, there are some parts that you will need to check to see which ones are causing the issue. You will need to check the agitator directional cogs, the direct drive motor coupling, the lid switch assembly, the clutch assembly and the gearcase. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

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    Sorry, we couldn't find any existing installation instruction that matched.
    Tub wouldn't turn, but motor would allow it to drain.
    I took the two screws for the control panel out and tilted it up and back. Then remove the two metal clips which held the outer panel to the back panel. After disconnecting the power and water I tipped the washer on its back. I had to remove two clips to take the water pump off of the motor, then removed the two screws and clips which held in the motor. After removing the motor, I found the coupler was bad. To remove the gearcase, I took out the softener dispenser and removed one bolt to take out the agitator. Under the agitator was a clip. Three bolts held the gearcase to the frame. After removing them, the gearcase pulled straight out the bottom. Replacement was just a reverse process, with the addition of a light coat of grease to the gearcase shaft.
    • Troy from Storm Lake, IA
    • Difficulty Level:
      Easy
    • Total Repair Time:
      30 - 60 mins
    • Tools:
      Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
    • Parts Used:
      285753A, 3360629
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    Drum and agitator did not turn and machine squealed.
    As best described in the clutch DIYs, removed the enclosure, unclipped the water pump, motor and elec. harness to check the coupling. The bushing separated from the plastic fingers which caused the squealing. Checked the gearbox and it turned for a limited amount before jamming. Ordered new gearcase and clutch (since it was over 10 yrs. old.), and a coupling. (Gearcase comes with half a coupling, so check if req'd for motor shaft.)
    For ease of removing and re-installing the motor it is best the machine lays on its back. This way the grommets and coupling can be easily aligned on the face-plate without having to manually support the weight of the motor. In the tub, unsnap two agitator caps. The inner one has no tabs to break so pry and pull on the "ears". Use 7/16" socket wrench with extension to unscrew the bolt holding agitator to gear shaft end. Assuming the motor and face-plate are still off, unscrew the three screws holding the gearcase in place and slide it out. Before installing the new clutch onto the new gear shaft, slide the plastic thrust spacer? (in kit but not shown in any instructions) down the shaft, observing which is the correct side. Check for correct clutch spring, as per instructions. Slide clutch, open side up, down the shaft. Instal wire retainer (this can be tricky) and circlip. if the brake assembly slid down while sliding out the gear shaft, squeeze its spring with a pipe wrench and push it back up (with rubber mallet). The clutch kit comes with a plastic pawl? which mounts under the brake and mates with the clutch. If the locating pins for the old part are broken off, drill them out of their holes so the new part fits snug. Insert the gear shaft up the brake sleeve into the agitator so their splines mate. Screw gear case to its mounts, agitator to shaft end (not too tight here) and snap on caps. Screw on face-plate, replace coupling on motor shaft (if req'd.), set motor on face-plate, aligning the coupling and checking the grommets fit in their holes. Instal motor holding clips (with screws), mount water pump with its holding clips, and wire harnesses. Stand up machine and replace enclosure, back panel and hoses.
    Replacing the gearcase was easy. Because of space limitations, removing and replacing the enclosure, etc. was a b**** that took most of my time. And watch the lid doesn't fall on your fingers!
    • Francis from Ann Arbor, MI
    • Difficulty Level:
      Easy
    • Total Repair Time:
      More than 2 hours
    • Tools:
      Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench (Adjustable), Wrench set
    • Parts Used:
      3360629, 285785
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    Some of the teeth on the gears within the gear case stripped. And also, some of the agitator clutch parts were warped (they were plastic).
    I'm not the one who actually did the repair, so I can't give you a blow-by-blow description. But my friend did the actual repair (I found and ordered the parts from your web site).

    There was one almost insurmountable problem, however. The three-pin cog that connects the new gear case to the rest of the washing machine was changed.......the cross-section of each of the cogs was not round.....but teardrop shaped. I ordered the correct gear case, based upon the model number of the machine, but apparently somewhere down the years Whilrlpool must have changed the cog profile design.

    So, the man who did the repair simply got out a metal mill file and filed down each of the cogs so that they were round. It wasn't perfect, but it worked.
    • John from Upper Montclair, NJ
    • Difficulty Level:
      A Bit Difficult
    • Total Repair Time:
      More than 2 hours
    • Tools:
      Screw drivers, Wrench (Adjustable), Wrench set
    • Parts Used:
      3360629, 285811
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    The washer wouldn't spin or agitate.
    Frist I disconnected the water lines and power cord. Then I leaned the washer back against the wall. Removed the 2 pump retainers and then the pump. Next removed the 2 screws from the motor retainers and pulled off the retainers and motor. Then removed the 3 bolts from the Gear case. Then removed the cap from the top of the agitator with a flat screw driver. Then removed the bolt from the top of the gear shaft. and removed the auger and agitator assembly. Then removed the gear case from the washer. Next removed the slip ring and then the clutch from the top of the gear case. Next removed the 1/4" screws from cover of gear case and removed the cover. Found the top gear bad. Ordered the new gear and pinion kit. Couldn't find any part #'s to match what PartSelect had. Ordered the gear that they should that fit most washers. The pics they had up looked the same as the one that was bad. Had the new gear in 3 days put it back together and it still wouldn't work right. Took it apart again and looked at it and found a small clip on the bottom side of the gear was upside down. Fliped it over put the gear back in and ran the washer with the gear case out and it worked. Put it back together again. And learned a good lesson always watch how you take things apart for when it's time to put it back together!
    • david from Monroe, MI
    • Difficulty Level:
      Very Difficult
    • Total Repair Time:
      More than 2 hours
    • Tools:
      Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
    • Parts Used:
      3360629
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    The spin gear was striped.
    I had to take the motor and transmission out. They are one piece. Removed the clutch, take off trans. cover, remove a snap ring, take the striped gear off, and put the new one on. Then put put everything back on the way it came off.
    • Aaron from Lake Mills, WI
    • Difficulty Level:
      A Bit Difficult
    • Total Repair Time:
      1- 2 hours
    • Tools:
      Pliers, Socket set
    • Parts Used:
      3360629
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