Disassembly sequence for WHIRLPOOL LTE5243DQ6 SUSPENSION ASSEMBLY
To remove the suspension springs you will need to raise the main top. Once the main top is up you will then remove the front panel of the washer cabinet. In order to do this repair the unit will need to be laid on its back to remove the bolts for the spring bottom. Once the spring bolt is removed from the bottom you would then use a deep well socket for the top springs.
How do we tell if our 3 suspension springs are weak? I just replaced all 3 2 months ago and now My machine is going crazy when spinning again. The other spring looks good and isn't broken either.
Answer Aaron, The replacement springs are the least likely issue at this point. It would take a special spring tension tool, and a spring rating from the manufacturer's engineering dept.to test. You do want to check and make sure the base of the unit is not bent, cracked or distorted(especially in the area where the springs mount to the base), check the tub support assembly for the same. Check and make sure the rear, self levelling legs and mechanism 358652, 358594 are operating,and locking in place. and the washer front feet are levelled. Also check and make sure all the panels and panel clips are properly aligned and locked in place. Thanks
I have been able to remove the tub assembly from the cabinet and I would like to replace the 3 suspension springs. But I cannot get the nut on top of the spring assembly to budge. there is very little room around the nut to get a good grip on it. Please help.
Answer Fred, Do you have access to a "deep" set of sockets or perhaps you could try holding the nut with a wrench and turn the suspension shaft with a pair of vise grips or pliers. You may need to loosen or remove the nuts holding the bottom of the support on the bottom side of the base as well. Good Luck and Thanks
How difficult is it replace suspension springs AP4358664 on this washer ? Do I need special tools for this job and long will it take repair ?
Answer Hi Ken. The suspension springs bolt on, part # is W10207783. Regular tools will apply. Length of time is always different for every technician. Shouldn't take a hour. Thank you.