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Removing Tub from Maytag Atlantis Washer

I want to clean between the inner and outer tub of my Maytag Atlantis washing machine (MAV 6257AWW), and just want to remover the inner/white metal tub. I removed the agitator and the four visible bolts, but cannot remove the white metal tub. Please provide step-by-step directions as to what I need to do (or provide me with a link to a website describing this; I've searched for a while but can't find what I need). THANKS in advance

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Re: Removing Tub from Maytag Atlantis Washer

I do believe that when you remove the four bolts, it should come out. Sometimes you have to use a little force and shimmy left to right to get it to break loose (no hammers please) especially if you have a lot of scum build-up from soap. They can really be a bear sometimes to remove. Maybe put your foot in the bottom of the tub and hit it on both sides to work it free. Good Luck!!! Jim

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