Water leaking and broken shock absorbers

ApplianceFrigidaire Washer

ModelFWT

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair1- 2 hours

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Pliers
Nutdriver
Screw drivers

Dan From Concord, CA

Dec 29, 2010

2 out of 5 people found this instruction helpful

Removed spring retainer straps from top of springs. Propped up tub with blocks and a wedge. Lifted out each spring and replaced. Re-attached spring retainer straps. Removed pins from shock absorbers (old/broken ones). These break due to moving washer w/out installing original foam blocks and support screws or due to age and fatigue. Pins have a retainer that must be depressed as you pull or push them out. may need to spin back and forth with pliers as you pull them. Bottom right pin won't come out w/out a hassle. Cut it in pieces with dykes and used spare pushed in from the FRONT (not the rear, as it was originally installed). Found leak was not fixed by getting the drum back up to proper height. Found bolt on tub had broken the bottom of the soap dispenser "tray". This is a 50.00 part. Made a patch from the bottom. Roughed up plastic and used silicone adhesive. After it had adhered filled from top with more silicone. Allowed 24 hrs to dry. Washer is as good as new.

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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

Shock Absorber Kit (Now subbed to Shock Absorber Kit)

Part Number: PS3508101

$42.77
In Stock