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Replacing u-joint and leveler in Whirlpool Calypso washer

Need to replace the washplate u-joint and leveler in a Calypso washer. Can't figure out how u-joint comes off shaft. The leveler has been removed along with inner wash plate dome.

How do the seals get installed before the leveler goes over u-joint?

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You shoukd also install a gasket set.. If you got the top loose lean itback and remove the top splash ring and set aside.. the you need toremove the grey balance ring from basket...where the dome in centermeets he washplate there are 4 slots... take 2 ftat screw drivers andinsert slightly into to beside each other .. push in and lift willremove the dome... then you have 8 7/16ths bolts to remove.... lift utwashplate... under the dome blow wash plate is the leveler andu-joint.. its a good idea to check it since you are that far.. if thereis alot of corrosion you should put in a u-joint kit which has a new lveler/u-joint/gasket kit...

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