HiCustomer Sorry about the wait, had to get some dinner!
This site, CLICK HERE
will provide step-by-step pictorial instructions for accesing the seal, and I have provided my own synopsis below. Please follow steps 4, 5 and 6 in the guide to access the seal. You will need to obtain part # XXXXX which is $6.99 from Sears , and looks
like this :
It is located at index #311 in the diagram I enclosed :
You will also need to obtain a GE basket hub spanner nut install/removal tool , to ensure you do not damage the aluminum spanner nut. It most likely will be caked with crud and corroded onto the gearbox shaft . You then pry out the old seal, press the new one in with CARE, using a circular hollow, blunt object that is the same size as the outer part of th seal. Basically, you will be removing the top, the tub cover, the wash basket, the basket hub, the split-ring and washer to gain acces to the seal, through the top of the machine. It can be done without removing the gearbox or tub.This is NO small job, but if you are motivated, you can do it.
Edited by Eric on 9/30/2009 at 3:01 AM EST