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Pump pulley sleeve separated from pulling grinding on bottom

Can someone tell me how to fix this ASAP....can I fix it or do I have to replace it? Thanks bunches

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  • happilyevera Jan 06, 2009

    Problem resolved. Thanks.

  • Anonymous Feb 01, 2009

    I have the same exact issue and not sure if I need to replace the whole thing or not?

  • dkandjc14 Feb 15, 2009

    admiral washer starts to fill with water and then stops with a humming sound. Our basement had flooded somewhat, prior to this occuring. Could you help with fixing this? It fills with water and then will not drain or begin agitating. thanks

  • KENT6491 May 10, 2009

    I HAD THE SAME PROBLEM, i JHAD TO REPLACE THE PUMP($67)

    IBUT I BELIEVE IT WAS CAUSED BY THE TUB WOBBLING DURING THE SPIN CYCLES- I MAY HAVE A LOWER BEARING PROBLEM THAT CAUSES THE WOBBLE- THAT CAUSED THE PUMP TO GO BAD- CHECKED FOR LEVEL- CHECKED ALL THE SPRINGS-HOW DO YOU CHECK THE BOTTOM BEARING?

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Egraber on FixYa hit the nail on the head on my previous post about my machine rattling during spin cycle. We are replacing the water pump today in which he also provided instructions on how to replace it! Thank egraber and thanks FixYa!

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