My stackable washer /dryer, 41799570150, tub seals, 5303279394, arrived with a spring in the center as support for the lower seal. My repair manual has me removing the old lower seal by pulling up on the same. Do I still install the new lower seal from the top or the bottom near the spin baring?
Answer Brian, Yes, you'll be installing the seal from the top. A little liquid detergent on the outer portion of the seal will be helpful. " Unless stated, reverse the procedure to reinstall the component." 1. Disconnect electrical power and pull the tub, leg and dome and base. 2. Remove the agitator, spin basket, trunnion and top half of the tub seal. 3. Place your thumbs on the bottom seal towards you and your fingers on the other side. Push down and in with your thumbs and pull in and up with your fingers to "pop" the seal out."
Water leaks from the bottom of tub as soon as I fill the machine with water. Do I need to replace the tub seal?
Answer Hello Shannon,
If the water is coming from the center of the outer tub where the transmission enters the washtub, the outer tub seal (AP2142342) is the issue. If it has been leaking and the unit has to be torn down this far, it is a smart idea to also replace the spin bearing (AP2131587) to prevent a premature failure, since a leak washes the lubrication from the spin bearing assembly.
The washer leaks water all over the floor during the spin cycle only. What is the cause or causes?
Answer Hello Tom. Remove the front panel and see where the water is leaking from to repair the unit. Once the leak is located, you will need to replace the part that is leaking.
When replacing tub seal what else would you recommend replacing while in process, that may give problems down the line if not replaced?
When replacing the tub seal it is not necessary to replace any other components unless there is a damaged part in conjunction with the tub seal.
Do you have instruction for installing part #5303279394?
Answer Hello Edwin. Disconnect the power. Remove the agitator, spin basket and trunion from the unit. Pull down on the brass ring to release the rubber seal and pull the seal and brass ring off the shaft. Place your thumbs on the bottom seal toward you and your fingers on the other side. Push down and in with your thumbs and pull it and up with your fingers to pop out the seal. Install the new tub seal 5303279394 in reverse order.
I'm installing Part Number AP2142342. Three questions: 1. Do I use any lubricant on the seal or trunnion when reinstalling? I plan on cleaning all the parts with white vinegar and a tooth brush. 2. How do you know how far to put the trunnion back down on the shaft when reintalling?
3. Do I really need new bolts to put the trunnion back on? If so, should I use locktite?
Answer Hello Scott,
The trunnion requires no lubricant. You should replace the trunnion bolts because they get a lot of vibration and tend to loosen back up when they are not replaced. When you replace the bolts, they come with the blue locktite on the threads from the factory. When you go to install the trunnion, you will see that you have no choice as to how far to install it. The groove where the trunnion lockplate fits dictates it's installed location.