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Washing Machine pt.1

December 30, 2013

In November 2010, the washing machine (LG top-loading, WF-T755A) became sad. It clunked around when trying to spin, in spite of a small and fairly balanced load. Then it stopped trying.

Disassembly

  • Removed power and water supply
  • Removed the top lid assembly, which contains the control unit; 2 screws at back, 2 at top front
  • Removed the top guard from above the tub; 4 screws.
  • Removed plastic cap from “hub cap” in base
  • Removed screw securing plastic base to shaft
  • Removed plastic base (I think it lifted, with some wiggling..?)
  • Found 3-armed hub on which the tub was mounted, though at least two arms were broken – perhaps all of them? (Sorry, it was 3 years ago)
  • Took photo
  • Lifted tub out
  • Struggled for some time attempting to undo the nut holding the hub on the axle. Eventually succeeded using a combination of Stillson wrench and a shifting spanner. Getting a grip was awkward due to confined space (handle can’t be too long).
Broken hub in the tub

Broken hub in the tub

And then

    • Searched online, ordered a replacement hub!
    • Reassembly was easier. All good until 2013.
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