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separating a Kenmore stacked washer/dryer combination


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#1 Murf

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Posted 17 October 2013 - 07:16 AM

Kenmore Washer Model # 41744042400

Kenmore Dryer Model # 417.84042500

 

Washer has two broken shock absorbers. I need to pull the washer out of the cubbyhole that's it's in in order to access the rear of the machine. It has a dryer affixed on top of it. I am thinking that I need to remove the dryer from on top in order to pull the washer out.

Should I try to pull both units out as one or should I remove the dryer from on top? If I need to remove the dryer I would appreciate any info I can get on how they might be attached. 

 

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Posted 17 October 2013 - 09:52 AM

If you can remove the washer front lower panel.........................the shock pins can be removed from the front........Use a 1/2 " deep well socket and slip it over the pins and push with small wood dowel that fits into square drive of socket  / pull with pliers the shock pins towards the rear..........If you want to remove the dryer, look at the bottom front of the dryer, small white plugs, remove plugs, remove fasteners, push dryer back a bit and lift to remove..............Place on some thing high, just as tall as the washer, so you do not need to bend over.............(if you are doing it by your self).............



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Posted 17 October 2013 - 10:40 AM

I can remove the front panel with no trouble. The repair video tells me to remove the rear panel and them remove a couple of more items in order to make room to effect the repair. I would much prefer not having to mess with the dryer and go in from the front. Is there any thing I will need to remove in order to replace both shocks if I do in from the front panel?

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Posted 17 October 2013 - 11:07 AM

 If I remember correctly.......There is not much in the way......If there is, just remove the fasteners and move out of the way....................Could take some pictures if you are going to remove a few and finish the job in a few days....Doing from the front is so you do not have to pull it from a small, ill conceived  hole in the wall.......it may take a bit longer wrestling the pins  but you do not have to spend a lota time reconnecting things that could cause problems later  ( customer calls and sez " After reconnected the dryer vent,   it does not dry as good ")..... But, it is a good time to sell the customer a new set of  S.S. braided water supply lines.. :thumbsup: ......Lay a towel across the front lip of the lower opening of the washer..........................P.S. upper left pin is the hardest to push out, a good set of " Channel-Lok" pliers work good to pull with ...Remember, you are scrapping the old pins, so if you damage them, Who cares......



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Posted 17 October 2013 - 11:16 AM

Thank you very much. The parts come in on saturday. i will attempt the fix on Sunday and will let you know how i do.



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Posted 19 October 2013 - 12:30 PM

Parts came on time & the repair has been completed, from the front.

Good advice...thank you



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Posted 20 October 2013 - 03:08 PM

For future seekers:

 

Part link for the shocks: http://www.repaircli...er=417.44042400

 

 

How to replace:

 






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