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Replacing the fins on Duet whirlpool washer

I am trying to replace the plastic fins inside the drum of my whirlpool duet washer. I have the parts, and it is officially clled the drum baffle kit. I have a picture of how to install it, but how do I get to the drum? From the picture it looks like I have to get to the top of the drum to find a hole that I can screw the fin in place. model ghw9300pwo whirlpool duet front-loading washer

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  • hodadeeb Mar 09, 2009

    I have the same washer and its a front load (2years old ) and one of the fins (baffles ) is broken and I don't know how to take it out to place the new one

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2014

    to replace springs on washer drum



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Most paddles are removed by grabbing hold of the paddle and pull towards the front of the washer which should release them youll need to lift it out when you have pulled on them love

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I just went through the same thing and to put the new one in position it towards the back of the drum until it drops in tight against the drum, hold it tight against the drum pull it foreward and it should snap into place. If you want to use ther screws that come with it take the three screws off that are holding the top on at the back lift up and the top should come off. After that remove the hose coming from the detergent dispenser and rotate the drum until you see the hole on the baffle that the screw goes into. From factory they do not install the screw. I installed one baffle and 3 screws because I could not get the other 2 baffles to come off.

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