Inner tub base hub disintegrated

ApplianceHotpoint Washer

ModelVBXR1070W0WW

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair1- 2 hours

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Nutdriver
Socket set

Doug From Kannapolis, NC

Oct 11, 2010

5 out of 5 people found this instruction helpful

I had to take the washer outside since there was no room to work on it in the laundry room. The extra space allowed me to spread out the parts, use the garden hose to clean and have light enough to take digital pics of the wiring before I disconnected them to remove the upper panel.

Removing the upper retaining ring for the tub was simple with only 4 screws. The agitator pulled right up and out. The nut cover/agitator anchor removed easily with one bolt.

The tough part was the inner tub base hub nut that I could not get off. Another user had commented on how they had to chisel the nut off and that was the best advice. I used my air chisel on either side of the nut and it was pretty quick to get off - within 3 min. If I hadn't read that I wouldn't have ordered another nut to replace the one I chiseled off.

The diagrams and repair stories really made the difference. Cleaning and reassembling was done within about an hour - cleaning the 11 years of soap scum at least an hour total before and after replacing the parts.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Hub Nut

Part Number: PS271505

$7.45
In Stock

Inner Tub Base Hub

Part Number: PS273296

$54.04
In Stock