Tub was sagging and seal was not complete, would leak

ApplianceFrigidaire Washer

Modelfwt645rhs1

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Pliers
Screw drivers

Steven From Irving, TX

Jan 26, 2010

4 out of 6 people found this instruction helpful

The tub is supported by two springs and two shock absorbers. First remove the back panel of the washer. Then I placed the auto jack from my car under the tub, alongside the motor, and cranked it up, lifting the tub, until the top of the seal in the front was compressed. Then I took the top off of the washer to access the springs. There are retaining straps over the top of each spring that I had to remove to get to the springs. Pulling up hard on the spring allowed me to get a pair of pliers on the spring and pull it out of the slot it was in.

Once it was out of the slot I could remove it from the tub as well. I put the new spring in and replaced the retaining strap. Then I repeated this process on the other spring.

Once both springs were in place the tub was hanging as it should and the seal around the door was smooth all the way around. I haven't seen any more leaks since replacing the springs.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Single Spring with Insulators

Part Number: PS735645

$26.68
In Stock

Door Strike

Part Number: PS890617

$6.60
In Stock