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Removing basket tips/tricks. Whirlpool Washer Model # LA8860XWQ0


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#1 tw200

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 09:33 PM

I believe I have a bad tub seal so I'm removing or should I say attempting to remove the basket. Got the spanner nut off, what a b*tch that was, and now I'm trying to remove the basket but it ain't happening. According to my manual and all the videos I've watched it should easily lift right off. Anyone have any tips/tricks for removing the basket? Thanks

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 09:43 PM

Tub gets corroded to drive block - spray LIBERALLY with WD-40 and allow to soak a few hours, then grab the outer edges of basket and push downward at various points of the circle and it should break free.

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 10:13 AM

Sprayed WD40 between basket and block for 2 days and still no luck. Is the spanner nut the only thing holding the basket in? Anybody else got any ideas? What are my options if I can not get the basket out? Don't really want to go buy a new washer if my problem is only a $5 seal.




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