Reattaching Suspension Spring on Whirlpool Duet WFW9400SB00Suspension Springs Whirlpool
Posted 06 December 2011 - 01:37 PM
We moved our Whirlpool Duet without the transport bolts ( I know. I KNOW!!) and when we arrived at our new home the tub of the washer was off balance. We have not hooked the washer up yet as it was obvious something was wrong when it was unloaded.
Since we are no longer under warranty, we are trying to do this oursleves. We received some good input indicating it might just be a bad shock or a loose suspension spring, so opened up the back of the machine and found an unattached suspension spring and a shock that had come apart.
We are assuming we need to replace the shock instead of just putting it back together (the metal part has come out of the plastic top part...I know, not a very good desciption, but I don't know how else to explain it).
The bigger issue is the spring. Nothing is broken, it just needs to be reattached to the tub and we CANNOT get the tub lifted high enough to reach the spring! The spring is tight and will not stretch enough to bring it to the place where it hooks on. Are we missing something that needs to be unattached first in order to put this spring back in place or are we just incredibly weak and stupid? Hubby even tried using a jack, but he was afraid something would break before he got the tub in place.
Should we lay the machine down to take some of the tension off of the other springs? Would that help?
Thanks for any suggestions or advice, we don't have a lot of money to throw at a repair guy if we can do this oursleves. Not that repair guys aren't worth their weight in gold, we're just dealing with underemployment and relocation issues that have zapped us financially.
P.S. - Love this site and have learned a TON from the forum!!
Posted 06 December 2011 - 02:03 PM
Posted 06 December 2011 - 04:13 PM
I don't see anything else on the forum about others having issues with getting the springs back where they belong. Are we really the only people that have had issues with this? How do the professionals fix this kind of issue when they are by themselves on a job, 'cause these are some really tightly coiled springs!!? Just curious.
Posted 06 December 2011 - 09:46 PM
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Posted 06 December 2011 - 10:17 PM
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