Author Topic: STUBBORN basket/drum nut on ge profile  (Read 2539 times)

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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

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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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Re: STUBBORN basket/drum nut on ge profile
« Reply #10 on: July 25, 2013, 05:34:57 PM »
Anytime I think that I will need to bang, I go to the customer, show them my tools, and explain what and why I am banging.  It soothes them, and they aren't wondering WTF?

The nut wrench usually eases their mind when they see how it works.

I always try to ensure the customer is at ease while I am working.  (Foot rubs are extra.  ::) )

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Re: STUBBORN basket/drum nut on ge profile
« Reply #11 on: August 13, 2013, 03:34:55 AM »
What I use is my craftsman electric impact gun.   A must have for any bearing job.  The nut is 1 11/16 impact socket (paid 45 bucks for that one)  but I have never failed to get that nut off with it.    Within 10 to 15 seconds,   BOOM>    off       Well worth not pounding with the 5 pound mini sledge and the black GE spanner wrench.     I also have the socket for the speed queen nut and use it alot. 
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Re: STUBBORN basket/drum nut on ge profile
« Reply #12 on: August 14, 2013, 10:31:01 AM »
What size is the speed queen nut?

Do you have a 3/4" drive or 1/2"?

I'd rather do it your way, but I'm not sure my impact can handle it (dewalt 18v).

I had to buy a basket once when my hammer slipped.  At the same time I bought one of those stiff sponge kneeling pads to put in the tub across from where I am hammering.  :(

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Re: STUBBORN basket/drum nut on ge profile
« Reply #13 on: August 14, 2013, 01:54:13 PM »
I'd rather do it your way, but I'm not sure my impact can handle it (dewalt 18v).

I have an 18V 1/2" Dewalt impact and it takes those nuts off with no problem. I use mine every time I do a Whirlpool front loader. And every time I rotate the tires on the Tahoe. :)

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Re: STUBBORN basket/drum nut on ge profile
« Reply #14 on: August 14, 2013, 02:09:11 PM »
I have a Ryobi from Home Depot was $99.00 with 2 Lithium batteries,cordless drill and an impact driver in a case. No brainer since batteries are $89.00 for 2.

 

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