I have a front load Kenmore HE2 Plus. One of the plastic pieces in the drum came out.It appears to have a broken tab. I wanted to check and make sure that i have the right part number before ordering. Is this thing just snapped in or is it held by a screw. Or both? And if so-how do i get to the piece from the outer drum side?
The part number for the baffle is part number 8540456. The part is held in by a screw that goes from the outer part of the inner tub through the baffle. To install this part can be difficult but you can try to install by removing the large hose that connects to the bottom of the tub. Look through the hole and find the screw hole for the baffle and install the baffle into the drum and install the screw. If you cannot get to the screw hole then you would need to disassemble the tub to gain access to it.
I need to replace one of the baffles. Do I have to take the drum out or does it slide into place.
Answer Hello Paula,
The baffle is has one screw in it on the outer part of inner tub. You could try to get it out by removing drain from the bottom of the tub and seeing if you can get to the screw without having to pull tub apart, but tub will have to be removed.