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HELPING DO-IT YOURSELFERS SINCE 1999

Lower tank seal leaking

Bradford G. • Alexandria, VA • March 15, 2014
Appliance: Model 100.92273100 My Repair & Advice

After checking All Hoses and Pumps I figured it was the Centerpost Gasket. Once you get the covers open and off, take the top rig off and remove the agitator the party starts. You will need a Spanner Nut Tool to even think beyond this point. Not expensive but a must. Once the spanner nut has been loosened the next step was a little tricky. The video shows simply lifting the washing drum strait out, no way Jose. I reinstalled the agitator bolt, the spanner nut and used a gear pulling tool to remove the drum off the shaft. After drum was removed the 15 years of residue in the washing tank required an additional hour of cleaning out. Removing the washing tank requires following the instructions, very strait forward. After I reinstalled the tank I filled it above the gasket to ensure a good seal had been made. Cleaning of the shaft is a must on the reinstall of the tank. Now the next step.... to reinstall the drum you MUST remove the center bushing that mounts to the shaft. This required a block/piece of steel and a few good wacks by a bigger hammer. After cleaning this bushing, it MUST be reinstalled properly on the shaft and then the drum is installed on top of the bushing with the spanner nut reinstalled and your home free. SPEND THE MONEY ON THE TOOLS THEY ARE LESS THAT $25.......

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Repair Time Estimate

1-2 hours

Tools Used
    Adjustable Wrench, Pliers, Screwdrivers, Socket Set, Wrench Set
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