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Want to remove bowl from wirlpool washer

Have a wirlpool washer 8225E and having trouble removing bowl. A bra wire is stuck between plastic outer casing and drum which makes spin cycle noisy.The main holding nut has been removed however the drum will not budge. A washing machine mechanic advised me that the holding nut was definitely a left hand thread and to remove it in a clockwise direction. After much stress with a screwdriver and hammer I had to hacksaw off the holding nut only to fing that it was a right hand thread?????

I now suspect that the bowl is forced down onto the shaft and it just wont budge. Any solutions?

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  • info205 Feb 01, 2009

    Have a wirlpool washer 8225E and having trouble removing bowl. A bra wire is stuck between plastic outer casing and drum which makes spin cycle noisy.The main holding nut has been removed however the drum will not budge. A washing machine mechanic advised me that the holding nut was definitely a left hand thread and to remove it in a clockwise direction. After much stress with a screwdriver and hammer I had to hacksaw off the holding nut only to fing that it was a right hand thread?????

    I now suspect that the bowl is forced down onto the shaft and it just wont budge. Any solutions?

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Scary that they wouldn't know the proper direction of the thread... but that bowl most likely spins off in the opposite direction it normally turns... you'll have to work out which direction that is.

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Yes. Brute strength, a fulcrum and a really good vise grip wrench to take hold of the bra wire.

Should that have proved unfruitful already, then I'd cut the wire as far into to the tub as possible with the hope that it will fall out harmlessly; which I doubt due to the seal. Leak proofing techniques used in holding the tub to the drive shaft will probably lock the whole mess into place as it is now. [Just thinking out loud here.].

You may want to consider putting the washing machine on its back and work from the bottom. In cases where you do have to use a lot of torque to release a hold down bolt there is often a hole you can pass a Phillips head screw driver through to lock the tub and drive shaft in place compared to working on the nut. Give it a hard look to see if you can find that.

Also, a decent inspection mirror on a telescopic handle can give you some advantage but I bet you're using one already. You may find the locking pass through hole on the bottom of the machine where its between the transmission and tub.

I suspect that in the long run, in addition to this, you will find the water proof seal on the tub at the drive shaft is damaged and will leak so perhaps a visit to your local (or not) appliance parts store will yield you some good advice, they often have it I've found. You will probably want to replace parts as you resolve this and put it together again.

I'm 58 and was a helicopter systems mechanic in my youth and over the years have fixed more than my share of washer/dryers, dishwashers/microwaves, etc. etc. There is something to be said for we mechanically inclined Mr. Fix Its and experience. I normally don't work on washing machines, here, and leave it to the others who have worked in this field all their lives. I'm am surprised you haven't had a respnse from one of them yet.

Stick with this problem and don't give up. It may be that a day or two spent off the project will yield you an ephiphany. Give it a try and find something else to do as you're probably using a laundromat by now.

Best regards and luck in this, no kidding.

Posted on Feb 01, 2009

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    Glenn Rogers Feb 01, 2009

    You are also going to need to replace the drive shaft since you cut it with a hack saw. This makes the visit to the applicance parts store even more important. They're in the yellow pages and will sell to owner/operators and are willing to give all the advice you may need to do it right on the first attempt, so don't be shy with these poeple; they are really helpful and a treasure trove of knowledge.

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There are a plastic lock between them, so you also need to remove the locks.

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