Whirlpool LSR8010PQ..how to open cabinet??? no screws???
Posted 28 July 2009 - 05:01 AM
Well, the Whirlpool worked good....for a little over 3 years. Suddenly one day the tub tilted and it started running unbalanced badly. From what I've found either one of the grenade stabilizer springs has broken or either the frame where the spring attaches has broken. I'm a little bombed out that the hardware of the washer has given this problem in this period of time....I figured probably a coupler or maybe a timer or something, but not a cold piece of steel.<sigh> Anyhow, I still need to get into the cabinet to see which part has failed and whether to junk it or not. but, I'm having a problem figuring the proper way to open the cabinet.
From information that I've found I'm supposed to remove "two screws holding the console on", tilt the console backwards, remove some clips, and then tilt the cabinet forward thus exposed the washers innards. Well, for the life of me....when I compare the console to the diagrams that I've seen I can't see the blasted screws that I'm supposed to remove. Would someone send me a seeing-eyeball-dog to help me find these screws? Thanks, Ed.
Here are a couple of pics of the ends of the console:
Posted 28 July 2009 - 05:34 AM
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Posted 28 July 2009 - 05:58 AM
I just took a quick look (gotta get off to work) and the endcaps are definitely on there tight. it looks like a couple of sheetmetal screws on the back might be holding the endcaps on. I'll remove these this evening and see if I can get the caps off. Thanks! Ed
Posted 28 July 2009 - 01:18 PM
the two screws are in the very outside rear bottom of the console. they are phillips not sheet metal screws
you may be able to fix it without removing the cabinet. lean her back against the wall and check the springs. should be 4 total
Posted 28 July 2009 - 01:53 PM
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Posted 28 July 2009 - 02:47 PM
Posted 28 July 2009 - 02:49 PM
Posted 28 July 2009 - 03:46 PM
I haven't tried running it since I moved it and shifted the rust pile around. I'm hoping it will still work for a short while, at least as well as it was working (loud and banging as it was). I've got some modifications to do to the laundry area...move a hot water heater over a foot or so and repair the hotwater faucet for the washer (rust pile there, too). We're planning on closing in the garage so hopefully this will solve future "rust bucket" problems.<sigh>
So....I guess I'm now taking recommendations on a K.I.S.S. brand to buy? Still need a top load. Whirlpool still the more oft' recommended one?
Any parts I need to scrounge off this rust heap?
Thanks again for the feedback from everyone...great bunch of folks! Ed
Posted 29 July 2009 - 02:27 PM
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