how do I know if the drive bell and seal kit is on correctly?
Once you slip the drive bell on and bolt it down that is it. There is nothing else to it.
Part # AP4253766 drive block or bell dose this come with instruction how to install or do I need a tech for this work?
Answer Hello P Cooper. Yes Part# [R9900189] does come with instructions. It is a pretty good job replacing this kit, but it is a doable project.
I need to get the Hub out to get to the seal. is there a tool for this. there is a leak from the shaft - assuming need to change the hub seal assembly
If the drive bell is removed, the hub in the kit R9900552 should lift off the transmission splines. It does not unscrew off of them. If it is stuck, you will need to cut it off, but be careful not to damage the transmission.
On last spin cycle machine make a lot of noise. I ran with no water in it and noticed some small oil line in the tub.
Answer Hello Ron,
For the noise during spin cycle you would need to replace the tub seal R9900552 and main bearing 40004201P. If you are seeing oil on the inside of the tub you will need to replace the transmission assembly 34526P.
In the service manual it indicates that you need a special tool 293P4 to install the seal from the R9900189 kit. Can the seal be installed without this tool?
The seal can be installed without the tool but it is not quite as easy and you have to make sure it is fully seated and even all the way around. Some prefer the use of the tool and I've talked to some who have done this for years and didn't even know the tool existed for the job.
I cannot remove the drive bell (item 5) that "pulls" off the shaft. Have tried using a mallet, but won't loosen up. Any suggestions? I understand that this item doesn't need a spanner wrench to remove it. Is this correct? Will replacing the seal under it stop leaking under the tub?
Answer John, I would not expect the "drive bell kit" R9900189 to solve the leak from the tub issue. You should consider the "hub and seal kit"
R9900552 . And also consider a "gear puller" from a local auto parts supply store. Quite often the drive bell has a tendency to seize to the agitation shaft, and you have to use a little bit of penetrating oil and a gear puller to remove it. Thanks and Good Luck
My agitator only turns in one direction. What part might need to be replaced? Thank you.
Answer Hello Loretta. Check and see if the drive bell R9900189 is stripped out. if so, you will need to replace the drive bell. Hope this helps.