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Trouble removing the seal nut and the long screw that hold that bottom agitator

Help... I have a Maytag PAV2300, I'm trying to remove the seal nut and bolt that held the circular agitator at the bottom of the tub. Problem: I don't have that spanner wrench(35-2968) or the seal tool (22002898). Is there another way to remove the seal nut and the bolt without these tools, without me damaging anything so that I can replace the triple lip seal ring.

Thanks in advance,

NoviceLady
vds100100@yahoo.com

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  • novicelady Jan 08, 2008

    "Wagnut",



    Thank you!!! ,10 hours later, 3 trips to the hardware store and 14 bruises on my arms, I finally ended up chiseling the plastic seal nut out. It took me a while because I have a bad right elbow, so I had to work in shifts. For us novices, I would suggest the more details you can provide us knuckles out here the better. I finally got everything taken out of the washing machine. Now the only problem I have, is getting the other part out so I can replace the metal seal rings. Besides having the strength of Hercules, can anyone tell me how to pull apart the bottom and the top(I have removed all the screws) so I can swap out the triple seal rings. The seal nut is no problem.



    Thanks again,



    NoviceLady

  • novicelady Jan 08, 2008

    Watugot, I apologize for incorrectly spelling your name. Thanks again!!!!

  • novicelady Jan 08, 2008

    Watugot, my email is vds100100@yahoo.com. I got a manual but it is not clear on how to open the casing that houses the long bolt. The housing at the top appears to connected with some type of rubbery gluem and the bottom portion I removed all 6 screws but I can't seem to pull it apart. :- O

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If your machine has the plastic nut, I use a pair of channel lock pliers to remove it. It usually will break but you will need to replace it any way. To get the basket support off, I use a piece of flat steel and large hammer. This will need to be replaced also. The new basket support has a seal in it that takes the place of the plastic nut.
I assume you are replacing the bearing and seal since the bearing wearing is usually what causes the seal to leak.
Post back if you have any questions.
Thanks/Mike

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    Michael Lindley Jan 05, 2008

    I have had several machines that I had to use a chisel to cut the plastic nut and the aluminum basket hub off because of years of detergent buildup have caused the threads to sieze to each other. If you have to do this, be very careful not to damage the threads on the transmission housing.

    Thanks/Mike

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    Michael Lindley Jan 08, 2008

    If you have taken the basket out and the seal nut off, you now have to remove the basket hub. This is the latge aluminum hub that the basket was bolted to. This is what the spanner wrench is for. I use a piece of flat steel 18" long, 2" wide and 1/2" thick and a large hammer. Screw a bolt back into one of the holes so that it doesn't collapse, place the edge of the steel against the shoulder of the hub and hit it with the hammer. The hub is threaded to the transmission housing and the seal goes under it. Getting this piece off is the moment of truth as to whether the washer is worth saving. If the hub and transmisssion are siezed together so bad that the threads on the transmission can not be saved, it is more economical to replace the washer than try to repair it.

    Do you have a repair manual? Since you knew the numbers for the tools, I thought you might have one. If not, post me an email address and I have one on PDF I will send you.

    Thanks/Mike

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    Michael Lindley Jan 08, 2008

    I hope you ecieved the manual ok. I was running late this morning and unable to follow up with you.

    I am not sure what you mean by the "long bolt". If you are talking about the splined shaft that the agitator was on, it is the agitator shaft of the transmission and the rubbery seal around it is part of the transmission also. Nothing that sticks up through the center of the basket comes out. The 6 bolts hold the basket to the basket hub. The basket comes out, then you remove the seal nut and the basket hub. The hub screws down on the transmission housing like a large nut.

    I got my tool out that I use to remove the hubs with, it is only 5/16" thick instead of 1/2" as I told you.

    Thanks/Mike

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Hello !!!

Atleat do u have any pliers ???

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My opinion is no. You need those tools for reinstalling so you dont break the parts you are installing

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