My husband just replaced the part for my washer "Front bellow tub seal", but somehow the washer door stayed locked. What should we do now? Please help, Thank you
Answer Hello Jenny,
Unplug the unit from the wall outlet. Remove the lower front access panel and reach up too the door latch assembly. Reach up along the inside of the front and locate the bottom of the door switch/lock unit. Located on the bottom of the door switch/lock unit is a tear-drop shaped tab. Gently pull the tab down about a ¼” or until a click is heard. The door may now be opened.
Our washer makes a loud racket, particularly when going into the spin cycle. It has been doing this for a couple of years. A sears repairman commented that it might be a broken bracket and that the washer might last a few days or several years. Obviously, it has lasted a while, but wondering if it would be worthwhile to fix. Can a reasonably competent DIYer do it? Would I need special instructions or is it fairly simple and obvious if I take the front panel off? What do you think?
Answer Hi Ellen. Remove the top, lower front and back by removing the torx type size t-20 screws. The top slides back and up. Look down into the machine to see if the upper springs are not into position resting in the fwd notch of the cabinet spring brackets part # 8181763. Look down under to see if the shocks part # 8182703 1/ea. have broken or leaks. They twist one way and lock into place. Look at the back and unhook the motor belt. Rotate the back pulley and if the rear pulley nut part # W10283361 is loose it needs replaced. They are a one time application only. Inspect all and let us know how to assist. you further. Yes these repairs are easily completed by a D.I.Y's. and are very simple, noticable repairs. Anytime you hear clunks or broken metal parts, it is a sign of immediate repairs needed. Thank You.