Are there other parts such as seals that should be replaced when replacing the outer tub assembly? When tearing down the washer, I don't want to find other parts that need replacing and then have to wait while the wash piles up. Also how much time will changing the outer tub take?
ANSWER Hello John,
As long as your careful and you don't break anything, (it is a good idea to have assistance to take the tub out of the cabinet and reinstall it back into he cabinet. This is a heavy assembly and it is easy to break stuff and also get hurt if trying to perform these actions alone. Both should wear gloves while doing this as there are many edges to get cut on during this process.
As far as other parts needed, the only part in addition to the outer tub is the seal that goes between the front and rear halves of the tub. If I'm not mistaken, I believe the last one I ordered and installed, this seal was included with the tub and bearing assembly. The diagram doesn't show this so I would order it to be on the safe side. You can return it for credit if you do not need it.
You also need a sharpie or some other kind of marker. This is to make a mark on the outer tub for reassembly reference. It can only go together one way, but the mark on the outside will speed up the reassembly process.
The first time you do it it can take 3+ hours. If your good at mechanical repairs, it can take less time. I do recommend taking pictures with your cell phone during the disassembly to reference during reassembly. This can save a lot of time and headache.
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Friday, May 25, 2012