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Guest Darryl

Amana Tub Seal Replacement

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I am trying to repair my Amana washing machine Model LWA50AW, S/N R 9707020848.

 

I have the washer completely disassembled and am down to the outer tub with just the transmission attached. I am stuck! How do I get to the seal or get the remaining parts seperated? Of course I would also need to know how to reassemble the two parts also.

 

Thanks!

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Darryl,  you have taken on quite a task here,  After you have gotten down to the drive bell and taken that off you are going to need a special tool to get that lock nut off.  Its boomaranged on one side.  I suggest you soak that nut with rust buster or turbine oil and let it sit for a while,  In the meantime maybe the Samurai has some diagrams you can look at...Ron

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[user=58]Ron[/user] wrote:

Darryl,  you have taken on quite a task here,  After you have gotten down to the drive bell and taken that off you are going to need a special tool to get that lock nut off.  Its boomaranged on one side.  I suggest you soak that nut with rust buster or turbine oil and let it sit for a while,  In the meantime maybe the Samurai has some diagrams you can look at...Ron

Okay, I have the drive bell already off. What I am looking at is a rubber seal that the inner tub sets onto. Is the nut hidden in the folds of the rubber or do I pull this seal off with a puller? It seems to be pressed on. I would hate to have come this far only to end with failure!

I also understand that this really is not an economical repair but time is free and I really can't afford a new washer AND DRYER right now. I can't stand the thought of having a mis-matched set because I am spoiled!  :)

My local repair guy won't touch it (not economical) and he also said the transmission will go in about 3-6 months from water intrusion and I will not be happy.

The leak just showed it's ugly self and really only dribbled quickly. Is this washer really doomed?????

 

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[user=0]Darryl[/user] wrote:

My local repair guy won't touch it  

I don't blame him!

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[user=1]Samurai Appliance Repair Man[/user] wrote:

[user=0]Darryl[/user] wrote:
My local repair guy won't touch it  

I don't blame him!

 

Does this response mean I am doomed? Must I make the long journey back to my home with my head held down in shame and tell my wife that I have failed?

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[user=0]Darryl[/user] wrote:

Must I make the long journey back to my home with my head held down in shame and tell my wife that I have failed?

There's never any shame in trying, or even in failing...provided you do the honorable thing afterwards and slice open your belly.  :samurai:

 

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[user=1]Samurai Appliance Repair Man[/user] wrote:

[user=0]Darryl[/user] wrote:
Must I make the long journey back to my home with my head held down in shame and tell my wife that I have failed?

There's never any shame in trying, or even in failing...provided you do the honorable thing afterwards and slice open your belly.  :samurai:

 

 

Agreed, If I fail I shall slice open my belly! Now....... does anyone have any advice on how to proceed. I am stuck, remember.  :D

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Can anyone tell me if I need a special tool or just how the heck to proceed further with disassembly? Pretty please?

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Darryl,  Your going to have to have that tool I spoke of in my first reply otherwise your not going to get that locknut off.  You are going to have to have the hub and seal kit when you put that thing back together.  You have the drive bell off,  Next your going to remove the seal and locknut.  Next remove the splined insert.  This is a major project even for an experienced tech,  I hope you were able to bring up some diagrams of this....Ron

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[user=58]Ron[/user] wrote:

Darryl,  Your going to have to have that tool I spoke of in my first reply otherwise your not going to get that locknut off.  You are going to have to have the hub and seal kit when you put that thing back together.  You have the drive bell off,  Next your going to remove the seal and locknut.  Next remove the splined insert.  This is a major project even for an experienced tech,  I hope you were able to bring up some diagrams of this....Ron

 

Sorry, lost my reply so if it shows up this will sound similiar.

Yes Ron you mentioned a tool for the locknut but I cannot even see the locknut yet. How do I remove the drive bell seal. And what special tools do I need to complete the job.

I have not been able to come up with any diagrams either.

If I leave it apart too long I'm afraid I won't remember how to reassemble.  :)

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Darryl,  attached is a picture of the tool you will need,  if you don't have it,  don't go any further.  You may want to contact Maytag to see if you can get this tool and any instructions or diagrams that will help you...Ron

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Hi Ron.  This is a picture of my spanner wrenches.  The one in the middle is almost universal.  Think it might work in this situation?

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Darryl,

I need to remove the agitator from the exact model that you are having difficulty with. Kids washed TV controller which came out of the washer in 4 pieces, less batteries. I need to look under the agitator as there has been no sign of them (whole or pieces). Can you help?

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1 1/2" Deep Socket and air impact wrench - Nut comes right off.

Hub under it comes off in pieces.  Dremel tool and cutting wheel work here.

 

 

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I am doing the same repair on the same machine.  I bought the service manual which says "Remove the large hex nut using a No. 306P4 Hex Wrench".  I found the wrench on the internet which costs $30.  How the heck does this thing work?  It doesn't look special.  Why can't I just use a open end wrench to remove the nut (I tried but so far no luck)?

I tried taking taking this blasted nut off for 3 days with a pipe wrench without even getting close to removing the thing.  So I broke down and bought the wrench.  Less than 10 taps with a hammer and the nut was loose.  Don't know why but it works like a charm.

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Thanks for this enlightening dialog.  I am off to buy a new machine

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I have a nine year old model LW8203W2 Amana washer and am at the same stage. I have been able to remove the inner tub, the agitator, the drive bell and seal - I even managed to get the locknut off with a pair of vice grips and a few taps with a hammer.

What is the easiest way to remove the spline? Is the spline the last thing I need to remove before the hub? What is the easiest way to get that out? Break it with a hammer and chisel?

I found the 495P3 hub and seal kit online at www.partsking.com for $33.07. Any problems buying from them?

 

Thanks,

Chuck

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