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Offline fixmyownstuff

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cannot remove driveblock / spanner nut
« on: May 23, 2012, 07:12:34 PM »
after a couple google searches and videos watched i found out my washer had a bad drive block. when i got to the point to remove the spanner nut i used a hammer and flat piece of metal to hit one side until it turned.. problem is the drive block started turning as well . i was then able to pull up and remove the tub with the drive block/spanner nut still attached and know way to unscrew the spanner nut.

im wondering how i should go about preventing the drive block from turning while i try to hammer the span nut off.

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Re: cannot remove driveblock / spanner nut
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2012, 07:15:52 PM »
It would be helpful if you could post the model number of the washer for us, thanks.
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Re: cannot remove driveblock / spanner nut
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2012, 07:19:31 PM »
Buy a new spanner nut and a drive block, cut the old 1 off with a sawall, careful not to hit tub.

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Re: cannot remove driveblock / spanner nut
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2012, 07:25:32 PM »
We will know more when they post the model number.

If you are talking about Drive Block Part # 389140

I would use the correct tool over a flat piece of metal.
The correct took being Spanner Wrench Part # TJ90TB123A

I have never had trouble getting one off a Whirlpool direct drive washer this way, but maybe you are talking about some other type?
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Re: cannot remove driveblock / spanner nut
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2012, 07:34:02 AM »
the kenmore model is 110.26912691  direct drive top loader washer.
@AJ
 the part looks like that one. except its now missing the top flat part with the slots. (due to having worn/broke) the shaft tabs still look good though. since i did not have the means to get a spanner wrench i used the hammer/flat metal angled into a slot of spanner nut until it started moving. after it got about 1 turn , the drive block part started turning along with it. i was then able to slide the inner tub out with drive block/spanner nut still attached.

@bigbuck, i might try that. or a similiar method.

i figure if i can manage to get the drive block not to turn along with the spanner nut i could remove it. but at this point even a spanner wrench wouldnt stop the drive bolt from turning along with the nut.

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Re: cannot remove driveblock / spanner nut
« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2012, 07:41:02 AM »
Ok, I see the blocks stripped out like that a lot on the direct drives.
Don't know if I have just been lucky or if using the spanner wrench makes all the difference, but I have never had trouble getting one apart on a direct drive like that.


I would cut it like bigbuck suggested. I cut them off the old Maytag washers all the time with my dermal.



Guess a good chisel may work too.



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