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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Re: Want to remove bowl from wirlpool washer
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.
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Cannot make out if that is a typo. There are signs of the wire or there are not? If you can see the end of the wire, grip it with a pair of pliers and carefully work it out back through the hole it is stuck in. If there are no signs of the wire, look if you machine has any removable plastic paddles in it. If it has, remove one of the paddles, usually held in by screws and clips, and rotate the drum till you see the wire, and remove it. Also look around the front of the drum behind the door in case the wire is jammed in there. If all this fails there is only one solution and that is to remove the front of the machine and the front of the outer drum to gain access to the gap between the two drums.
it completely has to be pulled apart and once you have done that you will probably find the bra wire while spinning around has ripped into the plastic outer tank so bad it will now leak and have to be replaced & this is the most expensive job to have done it sounds silly for a bra wire but you should honestly consider buying a new machine it often ends up cheaper to do so rather than spending 3/4's of the price of a new one fixing your one.
Depends where it is stuck. If near the very front you can sometimes get them by removing the door seal to gain a small access between drums. Other ways is remove the outlet pipe from the bottom of the drum or easiest and most probable area where it stuck is remove heating element. Provides a better view and bra wires normally get stuck on them.
Disconnect the machine from the power source and also disconnect the inlet hoses.
First start by opening the top hatch. You can do this by first opening the lid. there are 2 screws under plastic caps in the corners, under the lit. Open the screws.
See if you can lift the top hatch back. If not, you need to open the screws, or sometimes no. 7 bolts, in the back of the machine. These join the top hatch (plastic part) to the machine body (metal part).
When you raise the top hatch, there will be a power connection with earth wire, and a presure hose which connect to the bottom of the control panel. You can disconnect these. Take note, as you need to put them back on later.
Once you remove the top section you have clear access to the top of the drum. There is a plastic rim on top of the drum which you need to remove. Sometimes they are screwed on, and sometimes they clip into place. The old hoovers were clip on plastic. The newer hoovers are more like Simpson and have screws.
Once you remove that, look down in between the inner and outer durm and see if you can see the bra wire. If you can get to it with a long object it will be alot easier, than having to remove the inner drum. If the bra wire is free and just sitting on the base, just tilt machine to its side and with the help of a few people turn it upside down.
Removing the inner drum is a pain, and I do not suggest you do that yourself, unless you have the right tools.
However I can help you with it if you can not get to the wire. Let me know.
Look all around the inner tub with a torch , if you spot the wire sticking through grasp it firmly with pliers and pull out , dont let it go , if it slips completely between drums it is more difficult to get to.
If you cant pull wire out from inner drum with long nose pliers, Remove heating element and use torch to inspect bottom of washer. Most of the time the obstruction makes its way to the bottom. Use whatever tool necessary to remove spring.
hi to remove bra wire from between drums ? you might try this 1st ? if you diconnect water supply hoses and unplug power supply then remove rear panel from machine you will have access to the large rubber drain hose from outer drum down to discharge pump ? ok hose is held by spring wire clips both ends remove clips then hose you may find bra wire either in hose or close to drum drain if you need ? feel inside drom via drain hole ? or probe with a piece of coat hang wire ? you may even find the mysterious missing sock/ thong / etc when you disconnect the hose too?? any debri has to lay in bottom of outer drum and so a little patience will locate them using this method instead of removing the main front door sealto drum for access to same area also with rear panel off you can check belt tension ? hope this helps/inspires you ? best wishes from uk
you may not have to take the washer apart, take a good ligtht and look around inside the spin tub, if a part of the underwire is sticking thru, try and pull it out. Do not use the washer until the wire is removed or it actually could cut the tub and then the machine will leak $$$
Let me know the make and model if you need more assistance
Switch off machine and unplug it from the wall socket. Remove back plate and identify the heating element. It should be located at the bottom of the outer drum. Remove element and you will have limited access to the space between the drums. Rotate the drum slowly by hand untill the bra wire gets to the bottom of the drum. Remove obstruction with hook or long tweeser.