Is there some trick to get the outer tub off the basket? The bearings went bad on mine and I need to replace the outer tub. I got the front part of the outer tub off easily but for some reason the back part where the shaft fits through appears to be held up on something. The shaft will push in @ 1/2 inch when I pound on it with a rubber mallet but that is it. I am about ready to cut the plastic thing off.
The inner tub is most likely being hung up by the bearings on the unit. You will want to set up a stand of sorts in which the edges are on the outer tub and the inner tub is elevated about an inch off the floor. Then using a block of wood and a hammer you will put the block of wood on the shaft and pound the shaft. The inner tub should drop and you should be able to remove the outer tub. You do not want to try to cut the plastic off as the bearings would still be around the shaft and will be extremely difficult to get off without damaging the shaft.