Author Topic: STUBBORN basket/drum nut on ge profile  (Read 2882 times)

Offline stocpro47

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STUBBORN basket/drum nut on ge profile
« on: July 15, 2013, 11:26:56 AM »
i have a ge profile washer in the shop thats is giving me a hard time with the nut!and yes i know its backward thread, soaked it in penetrating oil 3 days,heated with the only torch i have[propane]hit spanner with hammer        ,no go!     any tips? ??? ???

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Re: STUBBORN basket/drum nut on ge profile
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2013, 03:41:21 AM »
Chisel it off and order a new nut.

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Re: STUBBORN basket/drum nut on ge profile
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2013, 12:46:45 PM »
I have had partial success with a WIDE jaw ridgid basin wrench, In the past I used a crowfoot pipe wrench that attached to 1/2 sq drive extension, it was also made by ridgid but that tool was stolen no longer in production.
 
Chances are you will have to destroy the spanner nut...

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Re: STUBBORN basket/drum nut on ge profile
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2013, 02:33:43 PM »
thanks at least i have a option,,,,never thought of splitting the nut,ill look for that tool too[basin wrench]

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Re: STUBBORN basket/drum nut on ge profile
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2013, 04:40:23 PM »

  It's relatively easy to cut the nut off since it's made out of aluminum.

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Re: STUBBORN basket/drum nut on ge profile
« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2013, 04:48:30 PM »
Use a dremmel and cut it off.

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Re: STUBBORN basket/drum nut on ge profile
« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2013, 04:12:19 PM »
great      ill get my dremel ready!       then i can get this mode shifter out

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Re: STUBBORN basket/drum nut on ge profile
« Reply #7 on: July 22, 2013, 08:05:41 PM »
I have used "The Works" brand toilet cleaner on those nuts.  This toilet cleaner is available at Big Lots, and is basically dilute  hydrochloric acid.  It eats up mineral deposits like nobody's business.  A little of that, and a scrub with a toothbrush really does wonders.  Sometimes it is the minerals that really lock things down.  But be careful, 'cause it will stain stainless steel black.

Of course, you might just need a bigger hammer.... :D

« Last Edit: July 22, 2013, 08:07:37 PM by andersenappliance »

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Re: STUBBORN basket/drum nut on ge profile
« Reply #8 on: July 25, 2013, 07:31:15 AM »
that sounds great,,,,because once i cut the nut off,it seems like a little rust but alot of calcium type deposits were freezing it in place,,,,lucky for me this was in my shop,id hate to go thru this at a customers home!!!

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Re: STUBBORN basket/drum nut on ge profile
« Reply #9 on: July 25, 2013, 01:49:09 PM »
I've always dreaded the need to break out the hammer and start beating on a machine in the customers home.

 

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