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Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult
Time to do repair:More than 2 hours
ToolsPliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
CustomerMichael from La Porte, TX
Leaking water from outer tub
After removing the front panel, and taking the (2) screws out securing the top (which lifts uplike the hood of a car) I removed the outer tub plastic ring using (4) screwdivers to lift in various spots to release ,which was pretty easy. They used to make a special tool for $55.00, but you don't need it. What I found when I removed the plastic ring was that the outer tub had (3) holes rusted through at the very top. After sanding them down to bare metal, I J.B. Welded them, let that cure, and then put the new gasket in the plastic outer ring. I backed up the new ring gasket with RTV silicone, snapped it back on, and let that sit for 24 hours. Then I replaced the fill hose from the water mixing valve to the tub ring, which distributes the water into the basket. Easily done in 5 minutes with a regular scewdriver and a pair of pliers. You will need to have an additional 5/8" - 1" hose clamp to replace one of the original snap-style hose clamps, since it gets very rusty over time. Everything works great now. This washer is 13 years old, and I just wanted to buy another 6-12 months when we will buy a new one. (Have you seen the prices on new washers lately!?!?) Took a few hours to repair, but only cost about $40 bucks. Besides, my motto is "If a man can build it, I can take it apart!"