Question about Whirlpool LSQ8000 Top Load Washer
I have removed outter tub top shroud and the 5 inner tub attaching bolts.
The tub will not lift out. Do I need to use more elbow grease because it is stuck, or, are their more bolts or hardware that I have missed?
Thank you for any help you can give
I had the same problem
The trick is that the 5 bolts must not be removed.
Instead, the tub must be lifted with the metal base over the shaft.
See this video for detailed instructions : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnUfWVZEgCI
Posted on Jan 20, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
the inner drum is most likely broken. go to sears.com select appliances then select parts enter model number and you can get a blow up. Hope this helps.
Posted on Jan 31, 2008
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Yes, but it is quite involved if you're up to the challenge. The following link explains the step-by-step details involved in removing the wash tub and spin basket:
I know this link is for replacing the rear tub bearing. The process is still the same, however, as it involves removing the entire tub shell assembly. There are no special tools required, but an electric screwdriver with socket attachments will make the process of separating the tub shell halves go much faster. I would also recommend that you order and replace the tub gasket if you are going to separate the tub halves. You can find a replacement gasket at searspartsdirect.com. Just type in your model number and look under the "Tub and Basket" heading for item number 10 (part #8181673). Other items to consider (but not mandatory) are the shocks for the tub (item number 23 - part #8182703). The shocks twist to release and they can sometimes break when you attempt to remove them. I hope you find this information helpful. If you have any questions, please let me know.
Posted on Oct 27, 2008
my friend had same problem with his machine. instead he filled it with boiling water and dumped a bottle of no name brand liquid plumber in and let it run through. the smell was fierce but it cleaned it out. this is probably not the smartest or safest way but it is easy. oh one more word VENTILATION!
Posted on Feb 23, 2009
there is a special nut called a spanner nut. it is about 1 1/2 inches and needs special tool to remove it to get the inner tub out of the unit. you might be able to remove it with a pipe wrench and then you can get access to the outer tub.
i would recommend just using a washer cleaner and trying that first.
these chemical cleaners are designed to remove residues and are much easier then taking the unit apart.
Posted on Feb 23, 2009
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