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Lorri Maxwell

unable to remove inner basket whp DD washer 110.26902690

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I humbly request the benefit of the world-renowned collective wisdom here at 'appliantology' with the two following subjects:

Primus: Removal of inner basket. Today is the third in a row wasted in unsuccessful attempts to remove the inner basket from my (Whirlpool) direct drive washer model 110.26902690. I have:

poured -gallons- of boiling water in and around junction of transmission shaft /spin tube (where inner basket 'sits' atop drive block)

soaked (same) w/heavy duty degreaser 24hrs then flushed w/boiling water

soaked (same) w/ PB Blaster, rinse, repeat above steps

proved that, despite my reputation, I may not be capable of breaking everything I touch, including the 'seal' that seems to be gluing the inner basket to the drive block and shaft on my washer.

in short, I've tried everything I could think of as well as searching online for others w/same issue. Unfortunately, mine seems to be an extreme case.

Sensei(s), please help enlighten this desperate seeker!

.......(2nd issue when 1st is resolved, stay tuned/thank you!)

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If you have the spanner wrench that you use to remove the nut, (If you didn't use a chisel).

Reinstall the spanner nut so that the top of the spanner nut is level with the top of the drive block then using the spanner wrench - stand it on end so one end of handle is on top surface of spanner nut and drive block give the other handle end of the spanner wrench good hard whacks with a 2 pound sledge hammer going all the way around the top of the drive block will normally break them loose.

Or if you have just been trying to pull straight up that isn't the method to remove one that isn't really corroded.  You give front edge of spin basket a good push down then back up, (giving the spin basket a rocking motion on drive block to dislodge it).

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