HAVE A WHIRLPOOL DUET AND I AM TRYING TO REPLACE A BAFFEL IN MY WASHER THE SLOTS ARE ONLY 3/8 WIDE BUT THE BAFFEL GRIPS ARE 1/2 INCH BUT THE PARTS SAY IT IS RIGHT. HOW DO YOU PUT IT IN
Answer Bob, Here's an excerpt from the APP Repair Forum that should be helpful. " If you have not already finished this repair, here's good news: it's EASY. Go ahead and order those parts. Get the kit with all three baffles -- its likely that the plastic tabs on more than one of them have been damaged, because Whirlpool apparently never installed the retaining screws that hold the baffles in place. It appears to be a common problem. 1) Remove the three screws on the back of the washer for the lid. 2) Remove the lid. 3) A black rubber hose enters the outer drum top and center near the front. Gently remove it from the drum. 4) Through the resulting hole, you can reach the exact spot for inserting the retaining screws for the baffles. 5) One by one, replace the baffles (they drop into place, then need a little force to slide them forward into place) and rotate the inner drum so that the retaining screw hole is visible below the opening in the top of the outer drum.
6) (Without dropping the screws into the space between the drums like I did ), install the screws to retain the baffles. 7) Repeat for the other two. 8) Replace the hose and the lid and its screws and rest assured that you did something that even the Whirlpool assemblers didn't do: install the baffle retaining screws."
How do you get the the area to replace the screws for the baffle?
Answer Hello Pat! The drum baffle 8182233 can be installed on the inside of the drum and will snap/lock into place where the old baffle was removed. Thanks!
The clips to attach my baffle are broken off. What do I need to order?
Answer Hello! The baffle is part number 8182233. You can purchase all three baffles in a kit, part number 285976. For the screws you will need to order part number 7101P346-60. Thanks!
You told a person above that this part requires one screw, does it come with the new part? Also, what is all involved with replacing this item? It looked to me like it just snapped in.
Answer Hi Marty. You are correct. The baffle part # 8182233 snaps in place. You have to use a rubber mallot to release the back side of the baffle to release a lock clip and it loosens towards yourself. Thank You.
Does whirlpool duet machines all take the same baffles?
Answer Hello Alice! Not all models use the same parts. For model GHW9100LW* you will use part number 285976. This baffle kit does not include the screws 7101P346-60, the screws come one per package. Thanks!
How many screws will I need to put this part back on?
Answer Hello Shannon. The baffle 8182233 only uses one screw. Hope this helps.
Want to be sure I'm reading this correctly does only one baffle come in the order so if I need two baffles I will have to order quanity of 2
Answer Hello, if you order part number 8182233 you will only get one baffler per order. You can order part number 285976 and get a quantity of three baffles. Hope this helps!
My front loader makes lot of bouncing noises and leaks. What might be causing this?
Answer Hello Dennis. Check and see if the inner basket is loose. If so, you may have bad tub bearings. You will need to replace the outer tub assembly W10253864. Hope this helps.