I Had to remove the hub from the inner basket because there was a lot of stuff collecting between the basket and hub. the question, what kind of adhesive is put between the two. Does it need to be water tight? or just enough to keep debri from getting between the two.
Answer Kevin, No, there is no seal or gasket to be used between the tub and hub assemblies, I wouldn't reccomend attempting to use anything either. Provided you properly torque the hub(75 ft. lbs.) there should be nothing to be concerned with. Thanks, and Good Luck
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How do you replace inner hub from basket ?
Answer John, Locate two spring clips between cover and front panel by aligning a putty knife with opening groove on either side of the lid and cover. Insert putty knife and press in to release clips. Rotate front panel out at top and lift panel off the base retainer clips at the bottom. Remove the top cover and lid. Remove the two 1/4 inch hex head screws on the front of the cabinet. disconnect lid switch wire harness and remove top cover and lid assembly. Remove five hex head screws from control panel bracket. Tilt the bracket up and out of the way . Disconnect four dampening straps from the tub attached by 5/16 in. hex head screws. Remove tub cover by pressing down on tub cover and release the 8 tabs form the outer tub assembly and lift the cover up and off the tub. Remove the agitator grasping under the bottom edge and sharply pull up. Remove the 7/16 in. hex bolt attaching the air bell coupling to the transmission splined output shaft. Remove the left handed 1 11/16in. transmission hub nut, This nut is aluminum, take care not to round off the edges when removing. " The word loosen with an arrow is stamped in the nut". Lift the spin basket out of the outer tub. Remove the 8 screws that attach the hub assembly to the spin basket. Reverse the procedure and test the washer for operation. you will need a spanner wrench TJ90TB123A to remove the 1 11/16 inch hub nut.
Grease or oil is getting into the wash water, I think from somewhere by the agitator?
Answer Hello Gary,
This is a highly unlikely situation. I have seen in over twenty years of appliance repair, the vent hole on the transmission stopped up and when the transmission oil heated up it expanded the oil into the washtub. Most of the time when this complaint arises it is due to a build-up of fabric softener under the agitator. When the fabric softener is put into the dispenser, it is supposed to be diluted with an equal amount of hot water. This disolves the softener so it will not cling to surfaces and causing an issue. You see, fabric softener is made of 80 to 90% animal fat. The remaining content is coloring and perfumes to mask the softeners' decomposition. I'm sure at some point you have cooked bacon and had grease pop out onto the countertop. As you know, you cannot simply wipe it up. You have to use something to cut the grease to get it up. This is the same thing that happens with the fabric softener. It will build up under the agitator and it will actually change color as it ages. By the time it is yellow or brown, a chunck will break free and get into the wash. This, being animal fat based, will stain the clothes and look just like grease or oil.