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I am in the middle of changing the back drum bearing on a Whirlpool Front load washer Duet modelGHW9100LW1 and I have the back drum out of the machine but I am unable to separate the inner drum from the outer drum. I did take off the spring clip.Any suggestions?

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  • l_vandehey Oct 16, 2010

    I already had the drum out of the washer and took off the clips and the drum is in 2 pieces. I need to separate the inner drum from the outer plastic drum. Do I need to take off the spring clip located by the shaft? If I do, how do I get the pieces separated?

    Thanks for all your help

  • l_vandehey Oct 16, 2010

    Also, what is a spanner wrench and which nut are you talking about. I removed a large nut that held the pulley wheel but I do not see any more. Where is it located.


  • l_vandehey Oct 17, 2010

    so far everything is going fine. 1 more problem - the belt keeps coming off. Do i need to get a new pulley? I did notice that the pulley was loose so I added 2 machine bushings before I put the nut on and that seems to stop the pulley from moving back and forth. Now I am concerned that the pulley is bad causingh the bely to keep falling off. After all the use with the bad bearings, I am sure the pulley has some unusual wear causing the bely to fall off. Am I correct on this and will a new pulley solve the problem?

  • l_vandehey Oct 17, 2010

    The belt just falls off. I did notice that there is a loud thumping noise when it starts to spin, but quiets down when it goes faster. Also, when I spin by hand, it goes very smooth. Please let me know how to keep the belt on.

  • l_vandehey Oct 17, 2010

    All I can say is th ebelt comes off. Will a new pulley help that problem?

  • l_vandehey Oct 17, 2010

    after I put the bushing on, the machine went through 1 wash and then fell off during the second wash


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The solution below please take it step by step to solve the problem

The drum of a Whirlpool washing machine consists of a number of different pieces attached to form the whole. You will want to remove each piece separately to take the drum out of the machine. By removing the drum, you gain access to other components in your machine, such as the transmission and motor.
Difficulty: Moderate


Tools needed to carry out the assignment/home

  • Bucket
  • Phillips screwdriver
  • Flathead screwdriver
  • Socket wrench
  • Spanner wrench
  1. 1 Unplug the washer from the electrical outlet.
  2. 2 Pull the washer away from the wall to access the water spigots. Turn both the hot and cold spigot to the off position.
  3. 3 Place a bucket under one spigot and disconnect the hose. Allow the water the drain out of the hose. Repeat the process with the other spigot.
  4. 4 Locate the water hose connections on the back of the washing machine. Turn each hose counter-clockwise to disconnect it from the washer. Place the hoses into the bucket and set them aside. This will aid in clean up but is not necessary to remove the drum.
  5. 5 Return to the front of the machine. Use a Phillips screwdriver to remove the two screws connecting the control panel to the washer. The screw locations may vary based on model but will often be in the lower corners. Lift the console up and allow it to flip back on the hinges. It will rest on the back of the unit.
  6. 6 Remove the door switch wire harness. It is located at the top, rear of the washer. Disconnect the harness by pulling the plugs apart.
  7. 7 Locate the clips on the top of the washer that hold the washer cabinet in place. Slide a Flathead screwdriver under the clips and push backward to pop them out of place. Lift the cabinet off the washer base.
  8. 8 Slide the screwdriver under the top piece on the cone of the agitator and pop it off. Twist the debris cup off the agitator. Grab the handle on the cup, twist and lift to remove the cup.
  9. 9 Remove the bolt under the debris cup using a socket wrench. This bolt sits in the middle of the agitator cone to hold the device in place. Once removed, the agitator should lift free from the washer. Grab the bottom of the agitator with both hands; pull the part up and out of the tub.
  10. 10 Look at the tub. You will see clips in various locations that hold the tub cover in place. Press down on the clips and remove them individually. Lift the tub cover off the tub.
  11. 11 Use a spanner wrench to disconnect the nut in the middle of the tub. This holds the inner and outer tub together. Pull the inner tub out of the machine once the nut is off.
  12. 12 Locate the three screws holding the outer tub in place. Remove the screws and lift the final piece of the drum out.
Same way to couple it back to it position.

Hope this is helpful?
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Posted on Oct 16, 2010

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  • Oloyede Monsuru Oct 16, 2010


    Yes use
    a spanner wrench to disconnect the nut or a Phillips screwdriver to remove the
    nut screws connecting to the drum.

    at the tub/ drum. You will see clips in various locations that hold the tub
    cover in place. Press down on the clips and remove them individually

    Then Grab the bottom
    of the agitator with both hands; pull the part up and out of the tub.

    Thanks once again.

  • Oloyede Monsuru Oct 17, 2010


    what is the problem like ?

    thanks once again.

  • Oloyede Monsuru Oct 17, 2010


    make the comment be clear.


  • Oloyede Monsuru Oct 17, 2010


    What is the respond of the washer after the applying the solution giving ?



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