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Subject: [Shop-talk] Thread Repair
From: "Peter J. Thomas" <>
Date: Thu, 27 May 2010 15:00:16 -0400
My washing machine's transmission died so I ordered a "new" one online, 
though not really sure it's new.  The transmission has a threaded steel 
shaft, 1-1/8x12 I think, that a threaded aluminum flange treads onto to 
hold the basket.  I believe the threads on the shaft are bad/damaged.  I 
have two of the flanges.  Both thread on the old transmission without 
any problem but both stop abruptly a the same spot on the shaft of the 
"new" transmission.  Quick inspection with the "new" transmission 
installed in the carcass of the washing machine I don't see anything 
obvious with the threads.

I'm faced with a three options: send it back with a couple of weeks of 
turn around (and trips to a laundry mat), order a die hoping I sized it 
correctly, or "fix" the threads.  I would rather fix it and the correct 
method is to use a die but don't think I can buy one local without 
ordering.  Dies this size are not cheap.  The other option is to pull 
the transmission and file down the bad thread.  I'm pretty sure the 
problem is localized midway down the shaft (about

I figure someone on this list with a LBC has had to deal with with a 
hard to replace part with damaged threads.  Any suggestions/advice?

Peter T.
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