I have the drum out and split (what a job with screws that can not be reached), but now I can not remove the pulley and outer drum from the inner. Any tips would be welcome
Answer Hello John. You will need to remove the nut and pulley from the back of the basket 131618500, to remove the basket from the tub assembly. Once the nut is removed, the pulley should slide off the shaft. Hope this helps.
In regards to your answer. What is the best way to get the outer tub assembly out. Front or back?
Answer Hello David. The best way to remove the tub assembly is through the front of the washer. Hope this helps.
The inner (plastic) tub has an irregular broken piece approximately 4" across all ways. This hole was discovered when the machine was about 6 years old. The machine has been lightly used as it was a second home for the first 5 years . The machine works fine and makes no unusual noises, but the jagged edges of the hole are beginning to rip clothes and a lingerie bag is no longer adequate. Also, will the replacement tub be stainless steel? Is a plastic tub available, and if so, is it cheaper? Do I understand this piece is not available separately? Do I have to replace the whole assembly? For $259.60, is it worth it? What is the warranty on the replacement part?
Answer Hi Jeanette. This tub has a spider arm and shaft that connects to the back pulley. If you say the unit is OK the rest if the way and runs good, then it should pay you back. Inner drum part # 131618500. You will need to remove the back panel and remove the pulley bolt part # 131303700. You will need to replace the nut because it has thread lock included and when tightened appropriately it will hold at high speeds. You will also need the center outer tub gasket. Then you will need to remove the top. Remove the dispenser and dispenser front panel screws. Unclasp the control panel and set aside. Then remove the door. Un clasp the front door boot lower outer spring. Fold in the door boot. Un bolt and remove the front panel. Look for hidden screws. Remove the door switch power. Remove the door latch front panel screws. When the front panel is off, this will allow access to the outer tub. Unhook the water dispenser to tub hose by pulling out of the top of the outer tub. unbolt the upper and lower counter weights. Un bolt the front half outer tub bolts at the center circumference of the tub. Once this is removed, it will allow you to pull the inner basket out. Replace the outer tub gasket part # 134146100. The shaft needs to be lightly greased as you pass it back through the rear tub bearing, seal assy. Molykote grease part # 22002123. Thank You.