Lg tromm wm1814cw front washing mashine was leaking water
Charles A. • Oceanside, CA • January 16, 2015
Appliance: LG Washer WM1814CW
My Repair & Advice
After checking online for a replacement Gasket I was informed that the Spider Arm could be broken and after watching the Appliance Parts Pro video, I dismantled the washing machine and found that the Aluminum Spider Arm, which was resting on the dissimilar metal of the Stainless Steel Tub, was in fact broken in 3 places. After receiving the new parts in about 2 days as promised, I sprayed the new Aluminum Spider Arm with about 5 coats of White Epoxy Appliance paint and allowed it to dry over night. I then installed the new Spider Arm on the SS Tub with 6 new Stainless Steel M8 x 1.25 - 30 mm Allen Head bolts and Blue Loctite Treadlocker. I also found some grooves in the plastic Tub Cover and filled them in with Loctite Marine 2 Part Epoxy Glue. The expectation is that the painted Aluminum Spider Arm will be separated from the Stainless Steel tub by the Epoxy Paint and will prevent bi-metal corrosion. This should allow the Washing Machine to last another 6+ years. Thanks Appliance Parts Pros. The video was extremely helpful and the reviews by members like myself will help educate others who face this common problem that will occur every 5 to 6 years with these front loading washing machines.The Manufactures could have made a Stainless Steel Spider Arm or at least power coated it to increase the lift expectancy of this $1000 machines.
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