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How to remove drum from any washing machine?

This doesn't fall under repair - more like "recyling". An old washer drum makes an ideal burn barrel (especially with all the "airholes" on the side & with two rebars on top it also makes a fantastic beach boiler for lobster. I've gone to the local salvage yard & I'm welcome to it. I just can't get seem to get it out. I managed to remove the cabinet, clips and plastic agitator. But I can't figure out how to remove the inner agitator to get the drum out. Can you help me?

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Re: How to remove drum from any washing machine?

With the agitator out look near the bottom for a large flat nut with notches in it. a correct spanner wrench will engage this notched nut so you can unscrew it and the tub should come right out.

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Re: How to remove drum from any washing machine?

These nuts can be superglued in place. Making them very tough to unscrew. Try soaking with acetone (nail polish remover).

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t's supposed to be that way. If you could pull it up whenever you wanted, what would keep it from flying off during a wash cycle? The agitator is loosened from a bolt underneath the wash basket. Do not try that or you could damage the washer. Only a repairman or someone who has worked on washers should do that. Only if you had an article fall apart in the washer (a rug, feather pillow, etc.) should that area truly need cleaning. Call any GE repair shop. If this is under warranty and you have ( as shown ) the model #...........a repair inspector can fix this washer free. Have all your place of purchase documents with you. The agitator's movement back and forth is important for the cleaning of your laundry. If it doesn't function properly, your clothes won't be as clean as possible. If your agitator does not move, moves only in one direction or its movement is very weak, you will probably need to remove the agitator. Furthermore, in order to inspect the tub for leaks, the clutch assembly, the splines, or to remove the spin drum, you will have to remove the agitator.

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