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    • Part Number: AP3773838
    • MFG Part Number: 285982
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I need to replace the front of the outer tub on my Whirlpool washing machine. Is this difficult to do? Is this a common problem with front loading washers. I have only had this machine for 1 1/2 years.

Bobby for Model Number WFW9750WW01

ANSWER Bobby, First off, you have the wrong part number for the model number you supplied, for a WFW9750wwo1, the outer tub front would be, W10250762 (the front half of the outer tub). It is a bit involved, but a doable repair for a DIY'r, no special tools are required. here are some of the procedures you'll need to perform : Remove the top of the cabinet, and thre rear access panel and belt. 1. Unplug washer or disconnect power. 2. Turn off the water supply to the washer. 3. Pull the washer away from the wall. 4. Remove the detergent dispenser assembly 5. Loosen the clamp and remove the main water feed tube from the detergent dispenser. 6. Pull the free end of the main water feed tube from the tub opening.7. Remove the eight hex-head screws from the front frame and remove the frame. 8. Remove the 1/2? bolts (3 each) from the front top and bottom tub weights, and remove the weights from the tub. 9. Rotate the support out of the way, and remove the three 1/2? bolts from the top rear weight, then remove the weight from the washer. 10. Remove the bellows from the tub 11. Using a shallow pan to catch the water, unscrew the filter from the drain pump, and drain the water from the pump.12. Loosen the clamp and remove the pump-to-tub hose from the drain pump.14. Loosen the clamp and remove the vent tube-to-tub end.15. Remove the basket drive pulley from the basket shaft 16. Remove the T-20 Torx screw from the ground wire that is connected to the bearing hub, and pull the wire out of the tub holes. 17. Disconnect the pressure hose from the pressure switch.18. Remove the drive motor from the tub 19. Remove the temperature sensor and heater from the tub . 20. Remove the four motor control unit wiring standoffs from the tub. Squeeze in on the standoff tabs to release the standoffs. 21. Remove the four shock absorbers from the tub. To remove a shock absorber: a) Remove the 11/16? (17 mm) mounting bolt and nut from the base. b) Using a pair of pliers, turn the top of the shock absorber 90° so that the locking tabs align with the slots in the tub, and remove the shock absorber.22. Remove the end of the vent tube from the tub. 23. To remove the tub and basket: a) Lift the tub and basket assembly and unhook the two suspension springs, then remove the assembly from the washer, and place it front-side down on a padded surface.b) Remove the flat nuts from the tub.c) Mark the edges of the tub clamps with a pencil to make it easier to reinstall later.d) Use a large flat-blade screwdriver and pry off the tub clamps.e) Use a large flat-blade screwdriver and pry the tub halves apart, then lift the rear half of the tub off the front half .f) Lift the basket from the front half of the tub. Thanks and Good Luck 

Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com   |   Thursday, October 27, 2011

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