I am having some trouble removing the old Tub Seal which I believe is part number W10219156. Is there a special tool that I need or do you have a suggestion on how to remove it?
Answer Hello Todd,
To replace the tub seal you will need to do the following. You will need tub seal kit 12001598. Make sure power is disconnected.
1. Tilt unit back and remove belt.
2. Lift top of unit by depressing the tabs inbetween the top and main cabinet.
3. Remove the 2 - 5/16" screws that hold the front panel to the cabinet and remove panel.
4. Take fabric dispenser out which will expose a 1/2" bolt holding the agitator in place. Remove bolt and lift agitator out.
5. Remove the screws that hold the inner tub in place and remove inner tub.
6. Once the inner tub is out you will need to remove the seal nut.
7. Once seal nut is removed you will have to remove the hub. In order to remove the hub you will have to either use a cold chisel or dremmel to get off as the tool is no longer available. The hub turns counter clockwise. Also be careful on not hitting the threading on the transmission shaft.
8. Once the seal nut and hub are off you then want to remove the 4 - 1/2' bolts that hold the seal in place.
9. Get as much water out of the tub and drain hole using a shop vac.
10. At bottom of tub remove the drain line from tub.
11. Use spring removal tool TJ22002922 and remove springs from bottom of tub.
12. Lift tub and transmission assembly out. and flip over.
13. Once you flip tub over transmission assembly will be facing up. There will be 6 - 1/2" bolts holding the braces to the tub support. Remove the bolts.
14. Once bolts are removed mark one of the braces and the tub to ensure that you get back in right position.
15. Lift transmission assembly off the tub support and set to the side.
16. You then want to also mark the tub support to make sure it is back in place properly. If not in place properly then seal will not line up for the screws.
17. Remove the 3 - 1/2" bolts from the tub support which holds the seal.
18. Lift tub support off bottom of tub and remove seal.
19. Line seal up in accordance with marks and reassemble in reverse.
After fixing the leak with the tub seal and bearing kit, it now does everything but spin. In the spin cycle, the motor is running and the lid switch seems fine. What next?
Answer Hello Jeff,
If the motor is running but the tub isn't spinning, you should check the brake and thrust bearing assembly for proper assembly and adjustment. Let us know if you require further assistance.