Question about Washing Machines
Step 1 – Pull out the WasherUnplug the washer and shut off the water supply before disconnecting the hoses. Drain as much water from the machine as possible before beginning repairs. Avoid working in poorly drained or carpeted areas.
Step 2 – Open Cabinet and Begin DisassemblySlide a putty knife between the cabinet and the washer lid. Locate the spring catches in the corner and push up on them while lifting the lid to release them. You can now fold the lid back and expose the tub ring. Pop off the ring clips and pull it out, then unscrew the agitator cap to expose a nut. Unscrew this nut and pull the agitator off of the impellor.
Step 3 – Remove the Inner TubPlace the spanner wrench against the spanner nut. Tap the wrench with a hammer while holding the inner tub tight against the outer tub. This takes a lot of force and there is little room to maneuver, so be patient. Once the nut is free you can lift the inner tub off of the impellor.
Step 4 – Remove the Outer TubThe outer tub is still held onto the impellor or drive shaft by a drive block. Tap the block lightly with your hammer and slide it off. You can now lift off the outer tub. Disconnect the air dome, which is connected to the tub by a rubber hose near the back of the machine.
Step 5 – Replace SealsRemove the old defective seals and clean around their openings. Install the new replacement seals. In addition to the tub seals at the bottom of the cylinder, there are seals at the air dome and the center post gasket. You may wish to remove deposits of minerals, rust, or soap scum while you have the machine disassembled.
Step 6 – Reassemble and Test TubReattach the air dome and slide the outer tub back onto the impellor. Replace the drive block, then slide the inner tub back onto the impellor. Tighten the spanner nut and replace the agitator. Tighten the agitator nut and screw the agitator cap back on. Now clip the tub ring back into place and shut the lid. Before adding a load of laundry, run the washing machine for a full cycle to make sure that it is watertight. If it continues to leak, this could indicate a damaged pump, a clogged drain, or an improper seal at the supply hoses.
Posted on Sep 02, 2010
Main tub seal - The main tub seal is located between the transmission and the outer tub. It's the primary water seal in the outer tub for the transmission-shaft entry point. If this seal leaks, you can see the leak by opening up the machine's main access panel while the machine is full of water with a small amount of detergent in it. The leak appears at the underside of the outer tub, at or near the center. This seal is difficult to replace. You probably should call a qualified appliance repair technician.
If you want to replace the seal yourself ( i would rate replacing seal on a scale of 8.5/10 ), revert with make and model of the machine and i would be able to provide you few pointers that would help you.
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Posted on Sep 02, 2010
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