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Maytag PAV2300 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

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

Posted on Jan 05, 2008

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

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.

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