Leaked Water through lower tub seal

ApplianceAmana Washer

ModelLWD70AW

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair1- 2 hours

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Pliers
Nutdriver
Screw drivers
Socket set
Wrench(Adjustable)

John From Greenup, IL

Apr 25, 2009

7 out of 7 people found this instruction helpful

1st, I removed the top, back and side panels. Then removed the plastic parts off the top of the tubs. Next removed the agitator from it's hub. In the center of the agitator hub was a retaining bolt to be removed next using a 7/16" socket. Had to use a gear puller to get the agitator hub up off it's spline. Then there were four 1/2" socket size hex bolts to remove facilitating the removal of the inner stainless steel tub. Next was the toughest part of my task, the removal of the large hex nut holding the inner tub hub down. Since I did not have a socket large enough to fit the nut, I used a ball peen hammer to loosen it by striking it on it's hex flats in an angle that would tend to drive it in a CCW rotation. It took several blows but finally it began to loosen. Then removed it with my Channel Lock water pump pliers. Once the Inner tub hub was removed, the lower seal was accessible. Removed the old seal from the outer tub flange, and scraped off all the old sealant with a razor blade scraper. Then installed the new seal according to the instructions supplied with the new hub and seal kit. Re-assembled the washer, ran it through a cycle while it was still out in the garage to ensure the leak was fixed and was happy to find that indeed it was. Everything went fairly well if you overlook the slight cut on my right thumb I suffered while re-assembling the covers. It wasn't too bad, a band aid fixed it up.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Complete Hub and Seal Kit

Part Number: PS2174602

$119.75
In Stock