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Washing machine spring who do i attach it to the drum

One of the springs snapped i my washing machine, i have bought a new one, i can attach it to the washing machine but there is no way i can pull the spring down to attach it to the drum.

Does this make sense??

Please help me.

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  • carly_nagle Jan 12, 2009

    the only thing is there is hardly any room 2 put ya hand in, cos all the workings of the machine is ere xx

  • carly_nagle Jan 12, 2009

    thanks i'm gona ave a go, need 2 grow myself sum muscles ha ha xxx

  • carly_nagle Jan 12, 2009

    nearly done it but the wire coat hanger snapped oh dear ha ha, try again xx

  • carly_nagle Jan 12, 2009

    ok ya caught me out its my blokes thats doin it, i'm jus shoutin ur instructions 2 him ha ha xx

  • carly_nagle Jan 12, 2009

    thanks, i'll let ya no xx

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If you have a screwdriver you can put in on the drum first the use the screwdriver to pull it up yo hook to the tub like a kind of prybar effect.

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  • Ronnie Houston Jan 12, 2009

    make a hook with a wire coat hanger and use it to pull the spring upwards.youll have to really pull hard but you should be able to do it that way kinda like using a chain to pull a car

  • Ronnie Houston Jan 12, 2009

    lol you sound like youre having too much fun there man hope it works for ya

  • Ronnie Houston Jan 12, 2009

    make sure hes careful...and the wire thing should work out well for you.it should get the spring back on your drum...good luck my friend

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Yes it does make sense , these springs are a pain , the only way I have been able to complete this is by hooking the spring in the bottom first [the tub] , then getting a pair of vise grips to lock onto the spring and pulling it up into the top lock. some models are different though so let me know how this works out for you.

Phil

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    Phil Brantley Jan 12, 2009

    yea on some there is not any room for working , try a long pair of needle nose pliers if the vise grips are too bulky , and if you have an extra hand have them help pull the tub upward from the top or push up from the inside of the tub. good luck I would like to hear the good news.



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