How do I replace a drum lifter (part#AP4044229) in my Maytag front loading washer?
Answer Hello Brian. The only way to replace these is to remove the inner basket assembly out of the outer tubs. Once removed, there is a screw that needs to be removed, then the lifter will slide out of the basket assembly. Here are the instructions on removing the basket assembly from the manufacture. Hope this helps.
Outer Tub and Spinner Removal
1. Disconnect power supply to unit.
2. Remove Top Cover.
3. Remove Console.
4. Remove Front Panel.
5. Remove Back Cover.
6. Remove Pump Hose.
7. Remove the Drain Hose
8. Remove Motor
9. Remove the two 13mm bolts securing the Rear Struts
to the base.
10.Rotate the struts up against the bottom of the tub to
ease removal of the tub assembly.
NOTE: The rear struts can be identified by the green
11. Remove two each side 13mm bolts securing Counter
NOTE: Torque bolts to 11-22 ft lbs. during installtion.
12.Remove wire harness connectors for the heater,
Themistor and ground.
13.Remove two 13mm bolts securing the Front Struts to
base and rotate up against the bottom of the tub.
14.Insert a board or boards across the bottom of the
washer frame to use as a support when removing the
15.Remove fill hose.
16.Remove Pressure Switch harness connector.
17.Remove the Pressure Hose.
18.Remove ground wire.
18.Remove left and right Vent Hoses.
19.Lift Suspension Spring from keeper in cabinet.
Repeat for the opposite side and let Outer Tub rest
on support board.
20.Remove two screws securing Center Brace to Back
21.Remove remaining screws securing Back Guard to
22.Grasp the front and rear of the tub and slide out. Use
a blanket or rug to protect the floor
23.Set the tub on the floor. Position 4" wood blocks or
equivalent around the spinner shaft. Roll the tub to
the upright position and rest it on the blocks.
24.Remove the 10mm screws around the perimeter of
NOTE: Torque tub bolts to 6-11 ft. lbs.
25.Separate the front and rear halves of the Outer Tub.
26.Tub Gasket can be replaced after tub halves are split.
27.Lift Spinner to access Wave Washer.
28.Remove screw and release tab to remove Baffles.