LG front load washer - drum won't turn by hand
Posted 18 January 2014 - 03:21 PM
Posted 18 January 2014 - 08:21 PM
Maybe not in your case but I have beat some things so hard I thought I was going to break it. Then I would whack it even harder & it would come loose. And as Swampman says make sure nothing is retaining it & use some penetrating oil, maybe some heat from a heat gun. Best of luck
Posted 19 January 2014 - 01:48 AM
Blaster from PB works great if anything will do it.
My method with seperating these is not to hammer down on the end of the shaft. I'll put a 2x4 or whatever piece of wood you have on top of the shaft and then whack away with a hammer on the top of the board.
However I've still ran in to a few that do not seperate no matter what you do.
Posted 19 January 2014 - 10:07 AM
Find a piece of plywood about 1/2" thick by about 3'X3'........Position the two piece assy. ( outer tub and the spin basket ) with the splined shaft pointing down....Pick-up the assy about 2 feet.....Hit it onto the plywood...............try that a few times...........If it starts to move but run out if spline, purchase a threaded fastener that is longer than the stator fastener, install in the spline end and continue basket removal.........................................If anything breaks, it needed to be changed anyway................
Posted 19 January 2014 - 09:28 PM
kind of reminds me of the old Whirlpools or even some Westinghouse"s I've run into. Heat, torch, chisel, sledge hammer, busted knuckles, blood, lot's of wd40, I thought those days were over! Looks like a whole new world. Here I thought the new generation was going to be cleaner and more technical. Well the more things change, the more they stay the same! Bring it on!
Posted 19 January 2014 - 10:14 PM
I will say that luckily I was able force turn the inner drum and find the massive blockage of lint. With tweezers and pliers I successfully removed all (or all visible) lint - picture will follow.
As soon as it was all out the drum spins beautifully. I will say I contemplate going at it again to separate it but I don't want to risk breaking anything by hitting ir harder than I've already tried so I may just accept this as a win.
Waitiing on a seal tomorrow then I'm going to put the baby back together. I'll make sure to update everyone once it's back together.
THANK YOU ALL for your help and guidance. This forum has been awesome. I really appreciate the guidance and help.
Posted 19 January 2014 - 10:31 PM
for those who are interested :) this is why my drum wouldnt turn :p (i can smile now but such a frustrating process - about an hour of picking and pulling)
Posted 19 January 2014 - 11:35 PM
That is awesome! Great job and figuring that out without messing up the drum and bearing is commendable. I really enjoyed this thread! Let us know how it goes when you get it all back together. That was a great find.
Posted 23 January 2014 - 11:22 AM
seriously! - although i know that wasnt the case
As an update - the machine is back together and functioning... kept the back off for now to monitor for leaks but ran 2 loads and so far so good.
Diagnostics ran wonderfully as well.
Once again thank you ALL for the help and guidance.
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