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Replacing seal in an amana lwa40aw2, can't get the locknut loose

I am down to the lock nut on the tub seal, I have a large 3/4 drive socket on it but can't hold it a get it loose at the same time. I understand that it is left hand thread right?

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Yes it is left hand thead use a small pipe wrench and a hammer and hit it hard

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Amana LWD70AW I have a replacement transmission and seal kit but cannot remove the old hub from the old trasmission to remove the outer tub. how do I get it off?


Hello,

You need to use a special wrench to remove the nut from the center of the hub to pull it off.
The Amana part number for that spanner wrench is 306P4

perhaps you could usea socket i am dont remember for sure but belive the size would be 1 13/16" size (that size is only available in 3/4" drive (or 1 inch drive) so ya would needa 3/4" drive ratchet,extension and the socket)


The spanner wrench could be ordered at your local appliance parts store or online at;
searspartsdirect.com
partselect.com
apdepot.com
repairclinic.com
apwagner.com


GENE

Sep 11, 2011 | Amana Washing Machines

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My Amana NAV2330AWW (S/N12279742EP) has been in service for six years. It has begun making a loud squealing, friction-like noise at the spin cycle. I removed the agitator assembly after being told it...


Hello,

Firstly i want to apoligize for the quesionable advice,some on here or elsewhere on the net fixed their washer and suddenly their are experts!!
Now Then as you know your washer is made by Amana/Speed Queen and has no agitator dogs(a quick search of parts breakdown will show anybody that) it also has no spin tube (aka basket drive),the brake pads which it does have would squeal only when washer stops spinning if they were bad just like squalling brakes on or vehicle the are quite till applied if bad,what the most likely cause of the noise is going to be the tub bearing,it is on the bottom of the outer tub. The inner and outer tub must be removed,it is advisable if replacing the tub bearing that you also replace the tub seal since it may not seal correctly once taken apart and leak badly.The hub taht connect inner tub to transmission must be removed so ya can remove the outer tub it requires a special wrench which is not to expensive but nothing else will work. IF ya want to go ahead and repair this the part numbers are;
TUB BEARING 40004201P
TUB SEAL 35-5655-1
SPANNER WRENCH 306P4

PROCESS TO REPLACE BEARING;
unplug power
remove front panels
remove screws holding top to cabinet
remove plastic tub cover by down slightly and lift tabs
remove agitator
remove bolts from hub under agitator and remove inner tub
use that spanner wrench and a hammer on nut on hub and remove nut in counterclockwise direction by hitting wrench w/hammer
lift off hub
remove rubber tub seal
remove all springs from outer tub by locking on vise grips and pull springs off
remove bolts holding outer tub to the to tub support
pull off outer tub and set down so bottom is facing up
remove old bearing and install new old
reassamble in reverse order

this is a link for parts breakdown http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/part-model/Amana-Parts/Washer-Parts/Model-NAV2330AWW/1268/0153200?pathTaken=&prst=0&shdMod=NAV2330AWW

to order parts order from sears or for a cheaper price by a little rearsch from
apdepot.com
assuredparts.com
appliancepartspros.com
repairclinic.com

Good luck, if you have any question reply and ask away.
Gene

Aug 07, 2011 | Amana NAV2330AW Top Load Washer

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How do we remove the tub seal assembly on a mat12cs commercial Maytag?


This is a not a job for the back yard mechanic. There are many things that need to be done carefully. There are 3 letters missing from your model number also... However the procedure is pretty much the same for all models.

NOTE you will need a special tool to remove the stem seal. Unless you have the special tool in hand don't even bother starting the job. Tell any appliance part center you need the tool for removing an Old style Maytag tub nut and stem seal.

1. Remove the front panel
2. Remove the cabinet top / lid by removing the 2 screws in the top front corner of the cabinet. and rotate the top up 90 deg. Be careful of the lid that will swing freely.
3. Disconnect the pump inlet hose from the bottom of the tub.
4. Disconnect the water injector hose from the tub cover.
5. Remove the tub cover
6. Locate the only hex head screw in the side of the agitator and remove it.
7. Lift out the agitator
8. Using the special tool you should have in hand by now.... Remove the wash tub nut and stainless steel washer under the tub nut.
9. NOTE the distance of the inner tub from the outer tub and then lift out the wash tub
10. Next is the stem seal. You first have to remove the allen head lock screw in one of the 4 faces of the tub nut. Then again using that same special tool remove the upper part of stem seal. Be careful when lifting it as you can actually damage the grease seal in the very top of the tub seal upper portion. Once the metal upper part of the tub stem seal assy is removed... there another NOTE of caution...
11. The actual tub seal has a carbon face on the top of it and if you crack the carbon seal it your machine will leak all of the time there is water in the unit.
grab the tub seal as the very base of the seal and gently rotate and lift it off the inner tub sealing surface.
12. Install the new stem seal.... by again gripping it on the bottom only and gently rotate and push it down into place until it seats level.

Reassemble in reverse order of disassembly but make sure you INSTALL the allen lock screw into the stem seal nut face. If you don't the stem seal will come loose and your unit will leak again. Final note is during re-assembly make sure the wash tub is centered.... rotate the tub once you tighten the tub nut and make sure it is not to elliptical if you don't get it right... the machine will gyrate with use in the spin cycle.

Jan 14, 2010 | Maytag MAT12CS Top Load Washer

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LWR50AW 9904000131 is leaking from the bottom of the center of the machine. How do we take it apart to solve this problem? Thank you, Norma Marchant


Hi

You'll need to replace the transmission seal. For this repair job you’ll require special tools like T20 Screwdriver and other similar tools. You can disassemble the machine by following the steps mentioned below--

1. Remove the front panel (screws on each side)
2 Remove the two 3/8 screws pointing upward. This will allow you to lift the top up.
3. Remove the agitator.
4. Remove the spanner nut (requires tool and its left hand thread).
5. Remove the top off the outer tub (some snap off and some have a clamp all the way around the tub)
6. Remove inter tub.
7. Remove the set screws in the mounting stem (the treaded stem that the spanner nut was on).
8. Now with the same tool remove the mounting stem.
9. The outer tub is mounted to three legs. Remove the bolts that hold it on and remove the hoses from the tub. Once it is done remove the outer tub.
10. Remove the rubber boot.
11. Prop the tub up on something so that you won’t damage the stem that the drain hose connects to and step on the seal to push it out.
12. Turn the tub back over and install the new one the same way (may want to lube it with a small amount of soap).
13. On the transmission there is a metal sleeve where the tub sits, remove it. Now reinstall the new sleeve.
14. Reassemble the washer replacing the seal, boot, tub bearing, mounting stem and spanner nut.


This may help you--


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Also check the Drain pump and drain hoses inside the washer if they are firmly connected and not leaking. You can see this diagram for more details--


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Please do accept the solution if the issue is resolved or else revert for further assistance.

Thanks
Rylee

Sep 20, 2009 | Amana Washing Machines

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The 13/16 nut that holds the tub down keeps falling off


II suspect it is bad design, imagine that. We are having the same problem. After replacing the nut and using lock tight on threads, it worked two days and loosened again. My next attempt will be to "stake" the nut in place. This involves using a chisel and hammer to lock the nut in place by deforming the nut and shaft with a 90 degree dent. A second alternative will be to drill and install an allen head screw to lock shaft threads to nut.

Dec 14, 2008 | GE WJSR2070B Top Load Washer

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Main seal


This is a pretty tough job to do on your own, but can be done. First step is to remove the front, then the top. Remove the rear cover plate under the console, and swing it out of the way. Unclip the top ring and remove the four suspension dampener straps, remove the top ring. Reach under the agitator, and pull up with force (dont hit yourself in the head or face with it, hurts for sure...) until it pops off (agitators on GE's just snap). Sometimes these can be a real bear to get off, so dont get discouraged. Sometimes you can put a peice of small rope or line under it and jerk it up. After you remove the agitator, you will see the drive bell. Remove the bolt on top of the bell, and once again, try to pull the bell up and off the shaft (once again, a real bear in some occasions, rope trick or puller also will work here). Once you remove the bell, the good part starts. Most of us repair persons have a special spanner tool for that nut your looking at. I believe it is a 1 7/8" nut. This nut is REVERSED THREADED, which means to remove you will spin it clockwise. These spanner nuts can be very, VERY difficult to remove. A lot of WD-40 and time. Most of the time you have to bang them off with that special tool and a hammer, but you may get lucky. If you do get that nut off, you can remove the inner tub. Be sure that the metal drive hub bolted to the bottom of the inner tub is completely tight all the way around. GE units have a very bad habit of those screws backing out and the drum getting loose causing major league noise. Now that you have removed that, you need to remove the outer drum. Remove the wires from the motor, etc. Unhook the 4 suspension rods and plastic clips by pulling the bottoms down (spring loaded) and removing them from the frame. Unhook the tub to pump drain hose, tilt the entire center section top towards the back, and swing the unit out from the bottom. Remove the outer tub by removing the hold down screws. Your seal will be in the bottom. Just pop out and replace. Here are some diagrams that might help you out.

Cabinet and Top:
http://www3.sears.com/imaging/ImagePageJava.shtml?productTypeID=0153200&brandID=0432&modelDesc=WASHER&modelNumber=WWSE6260B3WW&documentID=G0302079&documentTypeID=PLDM&documentClassCode=PV&titleType=CABINET%2C%20COVER%20%26%20FRONT%20PANEL&titleID=00002&

Drum, Agitator, Basket:
http://www3.sears.com/imaging/ImagePageJava.shtml?productTypeID=0153200&brandID=0432&modelDesc=WASHER&modelNumber=WWSE6260B3WW&documentID=G0302079&documentTypeID=PLDM&documentClassCode=PV&titleType=TUB%2C%20BASKET%20%26%20AGITATOR&titleID=00003&

Drive Componants, Suspension Parts:
http://www3.sears.com/imaging/ImagePageJava.shtml?productTypeID=0153200&brandID=0432&modelDesc=WASHER&modelNumber=WWSE6260B3WW&documentID=G0302079&documentTypeID=PLDM&documentClassCode=PV&titleType=SUSPENSION%2C%20PUMP%20%26%20DRIVE%20COMPONENTS&titleID=00004&

Good luck, and let me know how it comes out, or if you need anything further. Good Luck!!!!!!

Jan 31, 2008 | Washing Machines

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Have a tub main bearing needing replaced on Amana LWA40AW2


Generally, if you need sealant, you can use any kind of automotive sealant. The best ones are the rubber-based gasket sealants. Be sure the surfaces are clean before applying and use only enough to make a thin bead. About the bearing: If you have no access to a press, you can often use a piece of pipe (either plastic or steel) which is just large enough to slip over the shaft and pound the bearing into place with a mallet. The pipe should contact only the inner (shaft contacting) race. Be sure it is square. You should lightly lubricate the area where the bearing will seat and also the inside lip and bore of the seal. .

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Maytag top load washer leak


underneath the agitator is a graphite seal ring and nut that seals the inner tub and the outer tub. a suitable spanner wrench or a 6 inch channel lock plier will remove this locknut. replace the seal.

Sep 02, 2007 | Washing Machines

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Washing machine problem...


A good marine type silicone sealant (like what you might use on boats) might buy you some time. However, with the vibration of the machine and the torque applied to the tub when the transmission and drive motor engage to spin will only make the crack worse over time. Sorry, but you might want to think about replacing the tub.

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