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Level of DifficultyEasy
Time to do repair30 - 60 mins
Age of Appliance5 - 10 years
Screw driversSocket set
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Disconnect water, power and drain lines. Tip machine on side and remove drive belt. Release 2 clips retaining the top. A putty knife inserted here will do the job. Remove 2 screws holding the front panel and lift straight up to remove. Remove rear access panel and remove hose from the water pump. Be prepared to collect a bit of water when doing so. Disconnect the small hose attached to the drum at left rear. Using vise grips adjusted to grip them TIGHTLY, remove the 6 springs attaching the drum assembly to the machine base. Tip the machine on it,s side (unless you have an assistant) and remove the drum assembly slowly as you make sure the pulley at the bottom clears the bottom hole. With the drum resting upside down loosen but DO NOT REMOVE the 6 screws securing the dish shaped metal plate that holds the snubber in place. I used a 1/4" drive socket wrench with a short extension, a universal adaptor and a 5/16" socket. The snubber will spin freely can be easily removed when these screws are loosened enough. Clean the area thoroughly and then insert the new snubber. Be sure to center the new part carefully and tighten the 6 screws evenly and firmly. Return the drum to the machine and reinstall the 6 springs by again gripping them FIRMLY with vise grips and lifting them up until they slip into their positions. This is the hardest part of the job, take your time and be careful. I elected not to replace these with new ones as mine were not weak or broken. Connect the pump hose and small hose at the back of the drum. Attach the front panel and top. Replace the belt. Reconnect hoses and power cord. Leave small panel off the back until you run the machine and check for leaks. Good job.
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Part Number: PS1792928