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Offline roblenski

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Re: Spin cycle noisy and some water left in drum
« Reply #10 on: September 25, 2009, 08:11:33 PM »
Okay.  I unplugged the unit, drained the water & etc.  Then I removed the front panel and top cover.  Then I removed the tub cover, agitator, top clamping nut, clamping nut washer, and inner tub. I removed the set screw from the mounting stem, and used the spanner wrench to remove the mounting stem. 

At this point the manual (linked to above) tells me that I have access to the "O" ring and boot seal.  I don't see an "O" ring, but was able to remove a rubber "bellows looking thing" that I'm thinking is the boot seal, by turning it clockwise.  I'm not sure why I don't see an "O" ring.  Secondly, what kind of grease can I use on the stem threads?  Will lithium grease be okay? 

Where is the bearing located?  Do I have to pull the outer tub to get at it?

Thanks!

Rob

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Re: Spin cycle noisy and some water left in drum
« Reply #11 on: September 25, 2009, 08:39:56 PM »
No grease is used. Those threads stay dry under normal conditions. Yes, the tub (outer) has to be removed after taking off the large springs and the 3 bolts. I find it so much easier to remove the tub hose and the airline tube so the tub will rotate around for you to get the bolts off on the sides. Once the tub is out, set it on the floor and step on the bearing from the inside to pop it off. Then turn the tub upside down and push the new bearing into place until it bottoms out against the tub. The thin sleeve goes over the threads of the transmission shaft before you slide the tub back into place. When the new bellow  (boot seal) is placed  over the lip, soft side down, and pressed into place, use a few drops of oil inside the boot seal to lubricate the brass bearing and sleeve taking care not to get any on the black seal at all. This will ruin the seal and it will not mate properly with the mounting stem when you screw it back down. In fact this seal must be completely clean except for the factory installed grease which is placed in the center of it where the coil spring is.

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Re: Spin cycle noisy and some water left in drum
« Reply #12 on: September 26, 2009, 07:29:24 AM »
Once you remove the seal from the tub,examine the tub seal opening for corrosion. I have seen many tubs that were corroded too bad for a new seal to be effective.
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Re: Spin cycle noisy and some water left in drum
« Reply #13 on: September 26, 2009, 10:23:42 AM »
I'm wondering if my machine is slightly different as I did not find it necessary to remove the springs.  I got the outer tub out and placed in on 2 X 4's to clear the drain outlet and then stepped on the bearing to remove it.  It came out pretty easily.  I flipped the tub upside down and pressed the new bearing into position.  My tub looks to be pretty much corrosion free. 

Looks like the hairiest part of the job is done.  Now I just have to finish reassembling it.  I'll report back once the job is complete. 

Rob

 

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