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How do you replace shaft seal on the washing drive?

My husband purchased the shaft seal but can figure out the right way to install it. Can anyone help? Thanks!

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  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2015

    Sorry, should say he can't figure out the right way to install it!

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Try using youtube put in ur model and what u need

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You must ensure the boot is properly seated on the outer tub, There is a groove in the lip of the tub and the boot,make sure grooves are fully mated. Also try getting a new clamp; the screw can back out releasing the tension,also fold the excess clamp that passes through the screw over backwards preventing the clamp from loosening, a few dabs of good super glue helps too and can still be removed (dont use much a few drops in four places is sufficent).

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they make a special tool to replace it and you can pick one up at a appliance part house and they dont cost much

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Amana are known for there triple lip seals to leak. Replace the whole kit and it will last a little longer.

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I would call Fisher & Paykal ask if the seals can be changed ? I know Maytag all the seals are easy to replace yours should be no diffrent.

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