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SoTex Diy'r

Estate ETW4300TQ0 Washer Broken transmission bolt

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SoTex Diy'r

Came home to find a laundry room floor soaked with water due to a failure on my old Estate ETW4300TQ0 Washer.  Once I layed the machine down I noticed the all the transmission bolts had backed out and one sheared off.  This may be due to vibration we noticed a couple of months ago.  The water came from one of the pump hoses that disconnected when the transmission fell during the spin cycle.   Looking for advice on what parts I should purchase and replace.   I want to keep this old dog running as long as I can since most of the new ones are junk.  Thanks in advance for the help!

DIY'r in South Texas

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EthanRanft

Well for starters it sounds like you need a transmission bolt - WP3400516

Then you’ll probably wanna add Loc-Tite to the threads of the other 2 bolts and install them. But as far as the vibration, you may want to look into that further, it could be any number of things. 

As a side note, fellow native South Texan over here \m/ hook ‘em!

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SoTex Diy'r

Thanks EthanRanft  

Going to order new bolts and get to work on the broken bolt with a good 'ol EZ out.  \m/ hook ‘em

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EthanRanft

Oh I didn’t even think about the fact you’d have to get that broken bolt out. Those bolts turn very easy though so it shouldn’t take much, maybe even just a flat blade screwdriver if it wasn’t a very clean break

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Budget Appliance Repair

The broken transmission bolts do normally come back out pretty easily if you can get a screwdriver to grip the broken bottom part or use a reverse drill bit made for removing broken bolts.

The transmission mounting legs on the bottom of the support are very long so the remaining screw thread portion is never able to bottom out and be really tight in the threads.

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