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Offline philcin

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Leak identification
« on: June 16, 2014, 10:11:35 PM »
Whirlpool LSR7233EQ0
I have a leak that starts just as the final spin cycle starts.  It drips slowly through the center assembly.  Sometimes it is only a few drops, and sometimes it drips steady.  Could it be the centerpost gasket or outer tub ring seal? 
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Image attached showing drip location during spin

Offline AJ

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Re: Leak identification
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2014, 10:47:18 PM »
I would suspect the center post gasket, part # 383727

May have to remove the outer tub and look for a trail or water/soap residue.
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Offline philcin

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Re: Leak identification
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2014, 07:39:04 PM »
Thanks! I am in the process of taking the machine apart, but am stuck on removing the inner tub.  I have removed the nut with the spanner wrench, but the inner tub is stuck solid.  I have been hitting it with a rubber mallet for about 20 minutes and adding wd40 with no luck.  Is there a secret to getting this out?

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Re: Leak identification
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2014, 08:37:49 PM »
I should have been more persistent before posting.  I was able to get the inner and outer tubs removed.  There is no sign of a leak at the center post seal, but going to replace anyway.  I have attached a few more pictures.  one is of the center post, there is a rubber seal there that looks beat.  Is that something that can be replaced, and could it be the problem?  The other 2 are of something that looks like a nail in a little  plastic holder...what the heck is it? Thank you!

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Re: Leak identification
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2014, 10:04:53 PM »
That's the source of the leak. Problem is, your bearings are probably shot too.  Check for side play on the drive tube.  You're looking at a new tub support, 280184, and possibly a new basket drive, 285792.

Those pins must have fallen out.  Put them back in, then put the washer in the middle of the driveway. Put a couple of bricks in it and put it into high spin.  Watch washer self-destruct.  Unless you're planning on fixing and keeping it, then disregard this advice.

Offline philcin

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Re: Leak identification
« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2014, 10:43:57 PM »
Thank you, I could try getting away with replacing the bearings and seals
but not sure how big of a job that is.  I have not been able to find much information on their replacement.
« Last Edit: June 18, 2014, 10:47:08 PM by philcin »


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