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|My output shaft has only one star washer, I think yours has two for added security to further prevent that gear from becoming dislodged. Those threads that appear to be stripped is simply part of the machining process. That end would have also been chucked unto a lathe to machine the opposite end.I reinstalled the assembly including that felt washer, which in mine is in good condition. There is very little endplay in this assembly, I would need a feeler gauge to measure it. You mentioned the felt washer in yours being excessively worn, yours I imagine needs to be replaced.