I got the spanner nut off and the basket seems stuck - glued in by years of soap residue is my guess. Any advice?
Answer Hello Mike,
Most of the time the tub can be released by bumping the very top of the outer edge of the spin basket with your hand in one direction then the other. This gives the best leverage possible and will normally break it free.
I have replaced connecting rack which was broke, in time according to timing marks on parts,replaced direct drive coupling,and replaced clutch kit. the machine runs through its regular cycle but will not spin when it is required to. One cycle went through wash/spin but did not spin in the rinse/spin cycle or the spin cycle? please help!
Answer William, We're not familiar with the term " connecting rack" and aren't clear what or where it's located and does. Try this, remove the pump and motor leave half the drive coupler attached to the gearcase input shaft. Turn the coupler counter clockwise and the washer should agitate and be relatively easy to turn. Turn the coupler counter clockwise, after a revolution or two the coupler will be harder to turn, the clutch should engage and the brake release and the tub and drive tube should start to rotate. If the tub doesn't spin, drop the gearcase and check the drive tube and brake shoes. If all's OK replace the gearcase.
During the spin/rinse cycle the washer will sometimes spin violently, almost like it's spinning too fast. This causes the machine to walk and bang around very loudly. I need to check the suspension springs, but wondered if it might be the clutch or transmission.
Answer Chris, The transmission is stationary and doesn't move, the clutch is a "slipping" device, and haven't run across a seized clutch, not without other issues. you will need to check the suspension springs 63907 and brackets 64067 as well as the suspension pads 285219 on the skid plate and 285744 on the base assembly.
Your video makes it look easy to lift out the inner tub on a Whirlpool LSR7233EQ0. I had little problem tearing down to that point but the inner tub just won't release from the drive block. Any suggestions? -Mike
Answer Mike, The spin basket does have a tendency to "stick" to the drive block 389140 In most cases you can get the tub to break loose by attempting to "rock" the tub back and forth. Another alternative is to lift up on the tub ( use a rope or webbed strap for leverage) , The drive block should release from the drive tube and you should be able to remove the tub and drive block as a unit, and tap the block out of the tub center opening.