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How can i lift the top of the washer to clean around the top of the tub

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Hi, thanks for using! It depends on the model you have, but most newer style Maytag washers have a clip on each side between the front panel and the top assembly. With a putty knife, depress the clips and the top should hinge up. On older Maytags, there are 2 Phillips screws at the bottom of the front panel to remove and the front panel comes off. Once removed, there are two 3/8" bolts that secure the lid to the cabinet. Good luck...

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It is detecting a high current load when trying to turn the tub. Lift the top of the washer by using a putty knife and insert it between the top and front panels about 3 inches from each side, push in the clip and lift the top. You will find a tech sheet glued to the inside of the front panel in a plastic bag. Go to page 3 and look up your error code, it will refer you to page 4, test #3. I explains how to test the motor assembly.

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I have a Whirlpool Calypso and I have removed the washplate, lock nut using spanner wrench and u joint assy. I want to remove the metal inner basket so I can clean all the scum inside the outer wash...

Once you remove the agitator, then the nut with the spanner wrench, the basket should lift right out. It may need a little encouragement but it will lift out. I clean the out side tub with a putty knife to get the bulk of the scum off then use some cleaner like 409, or purple power to get the rest off. BE careful around the tub seal around the shaft, you don't want to damage it and have to replace it.

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It makes a loud noise in the spin cycle.

It could be the rubber support for the tub suspension arms. If you can easily move the tub with little resistance you need to inspect the support arms. The top panel should lift back on hinges after you free the front clips. Make sure you do not have to loosen any screws behind the washer as some models are different. You can use a small wood wedge or a putty knife with duct tape on the blade so you do not scratch the enamel paint and gently pry up the front of the top panel. Once you lift the panel back you can inspect the arms which support the tub and easily replace the defective support or rubber shock absorber. If the rubber around the tub supports is not broken or lose, the transmission and solenoids should be inspected from the bottom of the washer.

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The washer keeps going unbalanced. I get th ul code. What could it be. I have rebalanced the clothes and moved the washer

Solve the unbalanced problem yourself....
Open the top of the machine (press in with a flat putty knife about 3" in on the front on each side while lifting up as there are 2- 1" wide catches).

Once both sides are unlatched, raise the lid then slightly lift the rear of the lid so that it fits into the curved part at the top of the hinges then open all the way - tape the lid to the top so it doesn't flap about and scotch the lid to keep it from falling back down on you.

Now, look around - see all that rust?

The rust has fallen into and gotten underneath one or more of the 4 white plastic suspension "ball joints" which have probably totally dried out by now from their factory grease because of the water, bleach, and rust particles.

Having someone help you, simply lift up on one of the 4 corner suspension rods - gravity and weight is all that holds them down. The white ball will lift out of the socket and still be attached to the rod.

Clean out the rust, lightly sand the "socket" with emery cloth, then slop in a fingerful of grease. I used automotive wheel bearing grease with graphite in it.

Also scrub off all embedded rust on the white plastic ball.

Lower that corner back into the newly cleaned and greased socket and repeat for the other 3 corners. Now when you move the tub around notice how the balls pivot in their sockets like they are supposed to. When they were dry and rusty they wouldn't move enough to allow the tub to twist like it should so it slammed around - giving you the UL (Uneven Load).

Unplug the washer before attempting any service.

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I have change stuck is washer making noise when washing. How do I get it out

If this is a Whirlpool Cabrio, it has two pumps. One is the drain pump and the other is a recirc pump. In most cases, loose change an other items end up in one of these pumps. The following link explains how to access and check the pump(s) on the washer for obstructions.

If you have something stuck in the wash tub, you will need to remove the washplate in the center of the wash tub. Follow these steps:

1. Lift the washer top panel by locating the retaining clips in the seam along the front (about two inches in from each side). Use a putty knife to push in while lifting on the top panel to release.

NOTE: Its a good idea to tape the lid shut to prevent it from flying open when you lift the washer top.

2. Remove the wash tub ring. This is the plastic ring around the perimeter of the top of the wash tub. There are a series of release tabs around the tub that you can pry with a screwdriver.

NOTE: The washplate will not come out with the tub ring in place.

3. With the tub ring removed, pop the center post cap off the washplate. Locate the center nut and remove. Hold the washplate with one hand as you loosen to keep it from turning.

4. Lift the washplate out of the tub.

With the wash plate removed, you should easily be able to access anything stuck in the spin basket.

If you have any questions, or if this is NOT a Cabrio, please post back and let me know. I hope this helps you.

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Need repair steps to replace the drum boot seal and how to remove the agitator on WWA8350BAL

This will take some time, so gather up your hand tools and get a cup of coffee...

OK, unplug the washer and turn off the water supply valves to the washer. Now open up the top washer door and pull off the top of the agitator (the fabric softener dispenser on some models). There could be a screw inside holding the agitator onto the transmission shaft, so remove that if present.

To get the agitator to come off the transmission shaft, you might have to rock the bottom edge back and forth, all the way around it, to help loosen it from the tranny shaft. Once you get that off, there might also be a spacer bushing underneath it (a plastic hub looking thing) remove that too.

Once you've go those items off, you can then use a small metal putty knive, about 1 - 1 1/2 inches wide to release the top panel from the cabinet. If you get down and look straight at the front edge of the washer, you'll see two (2) indents where the locking clips are located. Just push in with the putty knive about an inch and it will release. Do this in both places and the top will be able to be lifted up and back exposing the inside of the washer and tub.

Now you can remove the fasteners (screws or hex screws) that are under the hub spacer and that hold the tub onto the transmission. With these removed, you can now lift the wash tub out of the washer cabinet.

Once you've got the tub out, you'll see the wash tub boot. It's held in place with two (2) large diameter hose style clamps. Loosen and remove these with either a 1/2", 5/16" or 3/8" nut driver, (depends on where and when made as to the size that was used).

Once you have the clamps off the boot, you can carefully remove the boot from the outer tub and the transmission body. Once you have the boot off, clean the surfaces of the outer washer tub to remove any gunk that might make the new boot leak. Also, on the transmission side, use the putty knive to carefully scrape around the rim to remove any water deposits that have built up over the years, etc. Get it as clean and free of gunk as possible, again, so the new boot won't leak.

Carfully install the boot around the transmission first and tighten the clamp, now carefully put the boot around the outer tub lip and use your finger along the inside to help get it over the lip. Once it's on, make sure it's lined up and all the way over the outer tub lip and install the clamp. With the clamps, you want them tight, but not so tight that the clamp deforms or the boot gasket gets cut, so go easy and tighten them carefully.

You can now complete the re-installation of the remaining parts and you'll be back in working order in short order. If you wish, before you put all the other parts (tub, hub, agitator, etc.) back in. you can add some cold water to the outer tub to check for leaks, but you should be fine, if you cleaned the surfaces before putting on the new boot gasket.

Here's a link that shows your GE Washer and the parts described. It will help you better understand the repair and lists the parts, in case you need other components, etc. Just click on the "tub, basket, and agitator" link to see the affected parts.!retrieve.pd;jsessionid=qqur5KYuTMdHVEqkYLRyIQ**.shcapp3205?modelNumber=WWA8350BAL&pop=flush

Hope you find this Very Helpful and best regards!

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Hi Bob... You probably have a buildup of crud in the outer tub itself, or perhaps someone washed a rug and the backin has come off and is all in the outer tub and little by litter it is cloggin up the water pump. I would suggest that you pull the inner basket out of the machine and do a good cleaning of the machine. It's rather easy to remove that inner basket- you only need a phillips screw driver!
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2. Remove the agitator by popping the fabric softener cap out and simply reaching down in the center and unscrewing the white plastic "tee" nut that secures it to the agitator shaft and lift the agitator up and out.
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