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 Posted: Mon Oct 15th, 2007 11:49 am
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I have not been able to remove the hub nut.  I have been using a pipe wrench and hitting it with WD-40 several times a day, tapping it with a hammer after each unsuccessful try.  Are there any locking  devices that hold the nut in place? Photo attached.  Is is a good idea to put some heat on it.   Could I damage anything I am not replacing (upper and lower tub seal)?

I have been holding the tub in place with vice grips on the aluminum ring above the pully.  Is there a better way?

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Try some rust buster (local hardware store).  Failing that, heat is your only option. 



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What do you think about holding the drum in place with vice grips?

Is the hub nut held in place by any locking devices?  I don't see any.

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I would love to find the brainiac that decided to use pot metal,aluminum and stainless steel to assemble a washer and didn't bother to figure out that once laundry detergent mixs and causes a catlyastic event in said washer. I have been right there where you are now. I destroyed the washer trying to get that nut loose. I went down to the local dealer who has been selling these sad washers for  years only to find a hundred of these same sad machines lined up side by side. These truly are some misery to deal with. Their ought to be a recall on these machines.The tub looks beautiful but oh the ugliness below!

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Some brainiac engineer at Raytheon thought that one up.  They should have stayed out of appliance manufacturing and just stuck to defense/military equipment.



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OK.  I removed the nut.  Lots of heat, large wrenches and a hammer.  Does the next part (see photo) come off as one peice?  So far no movement.  It looks as if it lifts stright up.  I'm thinking of using a wheel puller.  Any ideas.

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That's one piece; here's a diagram.

And here's the hub kit you need. 



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You may never get that hub off without cracking it into a million pieces, even with a gear puller.  I used to work for the factory service company that made these machines.  These machines are a nightmare to work on if there has been a water leak in them.



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Thanks to all for your help.  I have completed the project and am in the process of doing lots of backed up laundry.

BTW.  Does anyone know if Oxiclean might cause a crosive reaction with aluminum parts. I once used Oxiclean in an aluninum pot and it took off the finish.

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