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.
hello,there. kindly do u have any video.how i can install tub seal.
Answer Zubair, Sorry, but No we have no video available for replacement of the tub seal on your washer. We do have written instructions from the manufacturer that we will send to you. Thanks
Can the trunnion be cleaned and reused or should it be replaced? What would be the best method to clean. Thanks!
Answer Hello Owen,
The trunnion can be cleaned with heated white vinegar and an old toothbrush. The trunnion bolts should be replaced as they have a factory coating of locktite on the threads. Once they are removed, they tend to back out unless more locktite is applied. NOTE: Do not use locktite stronger than medium hold. The stronger stuff will remove threads the next time the bolts are removed form their installed position.
1. When I removed the trunnion, the under side of it is all gunked up and pretty gross looking. Does it sit on top of the top brass seal and help hold it down?
2. The top part of the transmisson shaft that is corroded and rough. What is the best way to clean it up so it does not mess up the new seal?
3. Can you replace the bottom bearing of the transmisson since it has been squeaking since this leak started or can you regrease it because does not seem to have a grease fitting?
Answer Hello Neal,
The trunnion sets over the brass ring but the brass ring is the spring loaded part that holds the rubber seal in position. The trunnion is held in it's proper position by the two bolts that pull the trunnion plate into the slot on the transmission shaft.
I always use hot white vinegar and an old toothbrush to clean it up. Never use anything abrasive as this would cause the seal to fail prematurely.
As for the lower bearing, this is a one directional bearing that locks in the other direction. It is made on the transmission. You cannot replace it without replacing the entire transmission assembly.
I just finished removing the tub seal but to do so I actually removed the top half of the transmission then removed the entire outer tub and pulled out the transmission shaft. I leaked some of the transmission fluid doing this and just wanted to know what procedure should be followed when re-assembling the transmission. Will I need to replace fluid, how do I line up the gears properly, etc? Thanks.
Answer Hello Elliot,
Unfortunately the transmission is not considered to be a serviceable part so no information is available on it. The only way to get information like this would be directly from the manufacturer. Even if you were an authorized servicing dealership, the manufacturer would probably say the information is not available. The transmission oil is available as part number 6-0560800. This is a whirlpool part number but it is the same oil used by all in the appliance industry. The only other choice would be to replace the transmission 134735700.