Removing the washer top to replace the washerplate
I need instructions to remove the washer top in order top replace the washerplate with a new kit. The Whirlpool manual says to remove an emblem on the front, remove a torx screw and slide the top back and hinge up. the kenmore does NOT have an emblem and no visible means to remove the top. please help
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Re: removing the washer top to replace the washerplate
DO YOU HAVE AN EMBLEM IN THE MIDDLE AT THE TOP OF THE FRONT CABINET? IF SO THAT IS THE EMBLEM YOU REMOVE. TAKE A PIC AND EMAIL IT TO ME A GOOD CLOSE UP BUT NOT TOO CLOSE OK. I LOOKED AT THE PIC ON YOUR REQUEST BUT THAT DOES NOT MEAN THAT IS WHAT YOU HAVE.
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The part number you will need is W10435302. This KIT contains a tube of high temp grease, 1 tube of Pliobond glue, 1 bearing shaft, 1 upper and 1 lower bearing, 1 rubber tub seal, 1 thrust washer, 1 aluminum spacer, 1 set of instructions--check it carefully--if **anything** is missing, take it back and get another. You will also HAVE to have a special tool kit to remove the old bearings and install the new ones. FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS IN THE KIT EXACTLY. The bearing repair tool kit is W10447783. You will need a 2lb steel mallet. If you've never done this before, I strongly advise calling for service. When setting the new bearings, that aluminum spacer has to be JUST loose enough to be able to move but *not* move freely. It's a "feel" sort of thing when tightening up the tool to press the new bearings in. I hope I helped you!
You do not state the type of stacking kit installed on your Bosch washer. The installation instructions of one of the stacking kits is found at the site Assemby Instructions Bosch Axxis Stacking Kit /WTZ11310.pdf . First remove the front concealment strip to expose the front of the mounting kit. Gently pry with a wooden tool to prevent damage. Once the it is exposed, there are two clip inserts in front of the dryer feet that must be removed. Once these are removed, you pull or slide the dryer forward to release them from the stacking kit and simply lift the dryer off of the stacking kit and the washer. The stacking kit itself is attached to the washing machine with four screws that must be removed to separate the kit from the washer top. And with that, your dryer and washer are separated!
But after separation there are two additional problems that may be bothersome to you. The first is that you now have mounting holes in the top of the washer that are exposed and the second is that the feet on your dryer may need to be replaced as parts of the feet may have been tossed during installation of the stacking kit and may need to be replaced.
The assembly instructions above show only the basic stacking kit. Some kits included a slide that pulls out to allow for a handy tray but the installation or disassembly is nearly the same.
chance are the motor control board has gone bad,to get to it you need to remove the door and then take a putty knife and go around the top and side and pop the clips by just pushing in and pulling back to you! after the top is lifted the are a couple screws holding the front on remove them and take front off, The motor control board is on the front right hand side. and you can see the motor in the rear left.you will need to order the replacement motor kit which has a motor and a board with instructions on how to replace these parts. any online parts store can help I use searspartsdirect.com
You need to get an agitator repair kit. Remove the cap on the agitator. Some have a second inside plastic cover/cap. You will need a long extension and rachet and 1/2" socket to remove the hold down bolt. Remove and replace the parts with the kit parts. Replace the cover. 10 minute repair... online kit is about $13.00.
To repair agitator remove the top of it < snaps on> then remove bolt from center and the agitator will split in middle. You'll find a center cogg with three arms remove this and replace with new one< the kit that you described is this part > and assemble it.The coggs are move freely to engage so you don't have to align them in any way.
When the wash plate is loose (can be lifted up and down) it means that your washer needs a u-joint kit. Yes, Whirlpool actually came out with an entire kit for this.
Tightening the bolts (actually there are 6 of them) won't fix your problem. The kit number is 285927. There's an instruction sheet included with it.
After you get the kit and are ready to install it, remove the white plastic dome by inserting a flat screwdriver into the 4 small slots (look closely and you'll see them) and lifting up at the same time.
*Beware... this is a MAJOR job. Be prepared to spend a long time on it. You'll need to lift the top panel, remove the balance ring, remove the wash plate, remove the drive block nut (<---sometimes requires a torch), etc... It may not be something you wanna jump into. Call an appliance repair outfit and ask them what they'd charge to install one if you ordered the part.
Hitchhiker, you don't have to remove the front of the washer. The original boot was glued in areas around the door. They came out with a new design because of water leakage on the bottom. The new kit, part number 5303937187 comes with a spring that holds it on to the panel. You can do one or two things, if you don't have the leaking problem, glue the boot back on. Or you can order the new kit, it comes with instructions and replace the whole boot. Check it out, it might be covered under service flash #26-758BR. In any event this job can be done by leaning the washer back against the wall to make room between the tub and front panel. You are going to need an assist, it's better with 2 people. Catriver...post back.
bshu, first get yourself a bunch of rolled towells or something of that nature to place between the tub and rear cabinet. This way when you lean it back the pulley will stay centered with the hole. Remove the cap to the thrust bearing, it just pops off. You will see a lock ring sitting on washers. You can remove this with a flat blade screw drive and the cam will come off. Pull down on the pulley but be carefull to remember the order of the washers and bearings. If you are going to replace the thrust bearing kit, the part number is 12500036 series 12. This kit will come with a new pulley. After you have installed the new kit, getting the last retaining clip on can get frustrating. It is tight and you may need a third hand...hope this gets you going.