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PartSelect Number PS11740549
This screw is less than an inch long. It is a metallic screw that is used for many clothes washers.
This part works with the following brands: Whirlpool, Admiral, Estate, Inglis, Kenmore, KitchenAid, Roper, Maytag, Crosley, Jenn-Air, Hardwick, Magic Chef, Amana, Caloric & Glenwood.
I used a flat screw driver to push in on the releases so I could raise the top of the machine. I then used a torx tool to remove both parts of the hinge, and then used a #2 phillips screw driver, on the new screws I'd also ordered, to re-attach both of the hinge parts. Every thing went just as anticipated.
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First push inner tub to left rear, all the way, andunscrew hinge from inside of tub. repeat same onright side. lift cover off and unscrew other half ofhinge off cover, both sides.reverse procedures and your done. Note: always replace both hinge's new while you have it apart.
The lid hinges are fastened to the top of the washing machine body, near the edge of the lid, with 1 screw each. To remove the old lid hinges, with the lid clamped in the open position, I needed to gain access to the screw heads from underneath, just inside the edge of the lid opening. To get at these screw heads, I needed to push the inside wash drum toward the screw I wanted to remove and wedge something in the gap created between the body of the washer opening and the drum, directly opposite the screw that I pushed the drum towards. What? This is to hold the drum completely out of the way while getting at the screw. My wedge was the handle of a squeege that just happenned to be nearby, but just about anything will work.Once the drum was secure, I was able to get at the screw head, which, by the way, is a totally blind operation; you cannot see the screw head, only feel it. I guess we're kind of used to feeling our way around these days. Anyway, I had to repeat the wedging thing to remove the other lid hinge.The only real problem I had was the original (factory installed) screw heads were hex heads, and I struggled a bit finding the correct size allen wrench to blindly remove the screws. It is a good thing that I also ordered 2 new screws along with the new lid hinges because the new screws have phillips heads. Much easier to work with, even though they were a little pricey. The old hex head screws were kind of worn and it would have been a cursing operation to try to reuse them.Once the old hinges were off, I removed the lid, installed the new hinges on the lid and clamped the lid in place in the open position, while I screwed the new hinges on (wedging the drum out of the way like before). NOTE: It might be a good idea to line the wash drum with newspaper in case a screw slips out and finds its way into one the holes in the drum; lost forever. Anyway, this may sound like alot, but it really isn't. My wife didn't even comment on how the lid isn't smashing down on her any more. That's OK, I'm grateful I'm not the one doing laundry!
1. Disconnected the electrical cord from the socket & the hose lines from the faucets.2. Pulled out the washing machine from against the wall to make room for working.3. Opened the back of the control cabinet by removing the 5 screws.4. Disconnected the wiring ( making sure to identify all connections and color of wiring ) from the control cabinet and pulled through the opening on the cabinet top.5. Popped the lid open from the front of the washer using a screwdriver by prying it open and removed the hinge lid from the cabinet top.6. Removed the control cabinet from the cabinet top, disconnected the safety latch from the cabinet top.7. Removed the water inlet guide & a vacuum hose from the cabinet top.8. Removed the hinge brackets from the back of the washer which holds the cabinet top in place.9. Removed the hinged lid from the cabinet top..10. Installed new hinges on to hinge lid .Installed new cabinet top in reverse order as above.
Hving read some of the tips in regards to this repair I set out with equal parts of confidence & apprehension. The advice of shifting the tub toward the hinge to be removed is in itself the key to the whole procedure. After having done so & wedging a dust pan handle between the tub & frame to first one side & then the other, I removed the entire lid with the hinge & hinge pin assys. attached as ther is not sufficient clearance to slide a servicable hinge pin from a hinge when only one hinge has beeen removed. With the lid completely removed access to the hinge pin(s) is straight forward. I suggest screwing & unscrewing the fastening screw into a new hinge assy before mounting the hinge onto the machine & also using an offset philips screwdriver or ,as I did, a 1/4" drv. ratchet with a #2 philips apex bit which allows for a better feel & more control over the upside down blind operation of removing & replacing the fastening screw into the hinge assy. Hope this helps. Tom
First replace the hinge but realized it was actually the hinge pin thar was broken. So we replaced the hinge pin and the hinge on both sides and it works like new. It was only necessary to replace the right hinge pin, but we replaced everything since I had already ordered the parts. Check hinge pin first.
It took two of us to move aqnd hold the tub so we could install the hinge. I would not say it was easy to accomplish this.
I had my son remove all of the old hardware with an allen-key wrench. He then proceeded to install the new hardware. Fisrt he installed the pins on the lid. Next, he installed the hinges to the washer, leaving each hinge loose. Finally adjusting the lid until the screws for the hinges were completely tightened.
Just popped open the top of the washer, took the broken hinge off and replaced it.
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