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I am trying to remove the inner drum

Amana top loader , LWA40AW2 to replace seals I need to remove the inside drum. How do I take the top off?

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Re: I am trying to remove the inner drum

The top panel?? Remove the screws at the bottom front. Pull the front panel out from the bottom while releasing the clips on top. remove the screws in the corners under the front of the top panel and swing the top up.3bceb93.jpg

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If you suspect the leak is from the main drum seal.
To remove the agitator, remove the softener cap by pulling, look inside the agitator, undo the bolt (4) with long socket extension and then lift out.
5e90500.jpg Not sure if you can see the seal ("O" ring at this point, you may need to remove the inner drum.
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Lift the top cover by inserting a flat blade approx 4" in at each side at the front to release the two top clips, top cover will lift and hinge backwards out of the way.
To remove the top ring (13) from the drum, unclip each clip around the top untill released, then remove.
to remove the inner drum (10) , unbolt (7) from the inside, lift out inner drum.
Seal (1) should be visible.

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