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Offline Maintech

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tool tip LG topload washers
« on: September 10, 2014, 10:42:03 AM »

If you are removing the basket on the LG washers and do not have the special wrench (that I have not located) you can use a work around that works great for me. A standard Water heater heater nut tool fits good on the LG nut and the circular attachment for the whirlpool spanner fits real good to the outside of the htr tool so I can use the spanner with the htr tool and pull the nut on a lg basket




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Re: tool tip LG topload washers
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2014, 10:45:56 AM »
this tool tip brought to you by desperation, I normally have a larger crescent wrench in the truck but had taken it out for something at home and forgot it -- so I innovated a fix and got the job done-- thing is I like using this a lot better than the crescent because it makes use of tools already in the carry in bag.

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Re: tool tip LG topload washers
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2014, 05:44:42 PM »
if you mean the nut in the bottom of the lg topload baskets I think it's just a 1 1/2 inch socket.... I picked up a deepwell one that fits over the agitator drive and I use it with an impact gun...  haven't had to chisel one off since I got it... found the socket at autozone

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Re: tool tip LG topload washers
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2014, 08:46:58 PM »
should be a 38 mm

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Re: tool tip LG topload washers
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2014, 06:03:25 PM »
Good tip. Thanks!

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Re: tool tip LG topload washers
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2014, 09:29:44 PM »
I'll get you the part number in the morning when I go to my van

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Re: tool tip LG topload washers
« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2014, 11:01:11 PM »
should be a 38 mm

to be fair 38 MM is something like 1.496 inches... and with the nut that size you can get away with 1 1/2 without much trouble...


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Re: tool tip LG topload washers
« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2014, 12:14:36 PM »

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Re: tool tip LG topload washers
« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2014, 06:51:19 PM »
risen, lg trainer said dont even waste your time with ANYtool less than an electric impact with the deep 38mm socket. It is on tighter than a nuns you know what and no way im beating on that spanner inside an lgtop load O0 O0 :tickedoff: :tickedoff:

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Re: tool tip LG topload washers
« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2018, 11:36:15 PM »
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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Re: tool tip LG topload washers
« Reply #11 on: October 27, 2018, 10:43:19 PM »
I ended up purchasing the following socket and adapter for all my GE jobs (picture in attachment).

Socket is 3/4 drive and deep enough for any shaft legth, hence the adapter.

Correct size would have been 1-5/8 but it's really tight if there are soap/mineral deposits, so 43mm is only slightly larger. Pays for itself in 2 jobs or less in letting you schedule 1 more customer visit that day and much less money in the swear jar  ;)

Was using the spanner and just holding the tub while hammering it, but for 10 years old GE with the aluminium hub, I had a few where the tub broke free before the nut came loose.

The Supco TB123A does the same job and is cheaper than GE OEM. Trick is to wrap the tub nut in electrical tape until the adapter fits tightly so you don't have to hold anything while smashing it... but if the hub breaks and you can no longer hold the tub, the transmission ends up getting all the knocks...

This is why I'll go the impact way for all GEs, but not for Samsungs yet as they still require service within 2 years  ::)
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