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Re: [Shop-talk] Thread Repair

To: "Peter J. Thomas" <>, shop-talk@Autox.Team.Net
Subject: Re: [Shop-talk] Thread Repair
From: Steven Trovato <>
Date: Thu, 27 May 2010 15:19:19 -0400
I'm not sure what you meant about filing down the bad thread, but 
there are thread files made for cleaning up threads.  They are a lot 
cheaper than large dies and all you have to match is the pitch, not 
the diameter.  I guess step one is to pull the transmission as you 
have to do that anyway.  If you can see damaged threads, then hitting 
them with a thread file seems like a reasonable idea.  The couple of 
week scenario doesn't sound too pleasant.


At 03:00 PM 5/27/2010, Peter J. Thomas wrote:
>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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