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    • Part Number: AP2905773
    • MFG Part Number: 389140
    • Made by: Whirlpool
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PROBLEM RECEIVED BLOCK#389140 NOW MINE IS ALMOST ON TOP VIDEO SHOW YOURS ALMOST AT BOTTOM OF UNIT I CANT GET TUB OFF HAD RUBBER GASKET BETWEEN BLOCK INSIDE SHAFT HAD RIB ON IT WILL NEED REPLACE SOON AS I GET THIS THING OFF DO I NEED PULLER ALSO LOOKS LIKE MY BLOCK IS SMALLER BUT NUT SCREWS ON SO THAT PART OF IT OK SO THIS MUST BE OLDER UNIT I HAVE ABOUT 6 OR 7 INCH TALL TUBE FROM CENTER OF UNIT YOURS SHOWS NONE LIKE YOU TAKE OFF SPANNER NUT AND TUB IS REMOVED MINE I CANT DO THAT SO WHAT NOW AND THANKS DON ps I DIDNT OPEN BLOCK AS YET SO IF I NEED SEND BACK FOR CORRECT ONE

Don for Model Number LA5558S

ANSWER Don, once you've lifted the tub(spin basket) off the drive block, you can insert a large flat blade screwdriver into the slot and twist the screwdriver to loosen the fit on the spin tube and slide it off. If you're careful, you can tap it off with a hammer if need be. It sounds like you need the transmission shaft seal 356427. You shouldn't need a gear puller to remove the drive block, in either case. The spin basket does have a tendency to "stick" to the drive block, and needs to be broken loose by apply weight or pressure to one side of the tub. As long as you have a spanner wrench TJ90TB123A you should be fine. 

Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com   |   Monday, July 09, 2012

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