1) The repair kit No. 2204512 contains 2 sizes of rubber plugs. The 2 smaller ones fit into the inner stainless steel tub bottom. Where do the 8 bigger ones go? These are 2201458. There is no mention in instruction sheet.
2) Before I reinstall the inner tub, is it advisable to grease thread inside the washtub hub? As this is aluminum, a bit of grease may help keep it from corrosion. Disadvantage: the hub may not stay tight.
3) On disassembly, I used a short dull chisel to tap all 4 recesses in washtub hub. It loosened easy. I assume re-assembly can be done same way. It appears a standard washer wrench will not recess into the four rectangular slots due to a raised rim around inner edge of inner tub. Actually, the 4 bolt heads also keep the wrench raised so that it can't recess into the 4 slots.
4) How about a little light lube (WD40) on the nylon slider ring below motor which slides around on the cone built into the housing? Or best left dry? It doesn't appear to have had any lubricant as there was no dirt caked on the cone.
Answer Tom, The rubber "plugs" in the kit, should be used to cover the openings in the bottom of the tub, under the agitator. (as you have done). The kit contains parts to repair various versions of this machine, Depending on "series" or "P" number, some washers had two small openings and other versions had three larger openings, so you'll have extra parts when completed. Don't forget to remove the lint filter 40008001 when you reconstruct the washer. It won't be effective, and can create issues down the road.
How does the Triple Lip seal come off? Does it pull off or unscrew?
Answer Hello Jay. The lip seal is pressed into the tub assembly. You have to press it out of the outer tub assembly to remove it.