Jack: Hi, it’s Jack from AustinAppliancePros. Today, we’re going to show you how to change the shock absorbers on your washer. It’s an easier job than you might thing.
All we’re going to need is a ¼ inch nut driver, may be a flat blade screwdriver, a pair of pliers, half inch deep socket and may be a small hammer.
Let me show you how we do it.
Now the washer that we’ve chosen to do this repair on is actually a stack in there, we’re removed the dryer just to make it a little easier to access, and we’ve elevated it to give you a better view of how we do this repair. Now the first step, you can disconnect power supply, simply pull the plug out. Next we’re going to remove two screws from the lower access panel, access panel drop down these two pins that hold it in place in the top.
The shocks are located on either side there is a plastic pin that holds them in place, so we need to first of all remove those pins, and we actually have a little locking tab on the end of it.
We need to depress that first and you can either do that with the flat blade screwdriver or you can utilize that half inch socket, push it over end of it and press that locking tab in out of the way.
Now that we have the locking tab depressed and pin pushed partway through the holder we can reach in with our pliers and pull it the rest the way out. We need to do that both top and bottom of the shock and pull it out and discard the old one. Now when we’re ready to reinstall the new shock we’ll put the metal portion towards the tub or up, and we’ll also take note that there is a plastic bushing in here that has a shoulder on one side and none on the other.
When we put this in we want to make sure that the pin comes in from the shouldered side of that bushing.
Just want to make sure that it protrudes all the way through so that the locking tab engages. Now the shock on the right hand side is identical procedure to replace it, we just want to small obstruction in the way here there is airdrome tube that needs to be removed and just pushed out of the way, so you can gain access to that pin. So with your pliers, you could take hold of that clamp, squeeze it and pull it up off of that.
Slide the airdrome tube out of the way and do the same procedure.
Now we’re ready put the front panel back on. Make sure the two locator pins are in place. Now we’re ready to reconnect the power, and our repair is complete. I told you it was an easy job.
Thanks for watching, and good luck with your repair.