I never had a problem removing the tub of a top load LG or Samsung with a monkey wrench and hammer... maybe because they're only 2-3 years old when they need servicing
However for a 15 years old GE washer, removing the tub nut usually is a pita. This is why I want to get myself a few 1/2 drive deep sockets (looking towards Axle Nut Tools) to use with my impact driver for all hex tub nuts, and keep the TB123A just for Whirlpools and Maytags.
I think it's 36mm for the samsung and 38mm for both the LG and GE, stating this from memory so please confirm or rectify the values.
Also, are there other sizes which could be commonly used? My goal is to build a toolkit which will cover most brands.
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