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How do I remove the plastic lifters in a lg wm2177hw front

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How do I remove the plastic lifters in a lg wm2177hw front loader? I know how to access the screw under the paddle, but don't know if there are additional screws on the back of the drum.?
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 9 months ago.
Hello, and thank you for using this service. I'll be helping you with your problem today.

So there are 2 screws holding the lifters down and then the lifter will pull forward and off to remove it. Below is a picture to both screws so you can see which ones you need to remove.

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Again, once you remove those screws it pulls forward and then up and out and it requires quite a bit of force.

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Customer: replied 9 months ago.

I have 2004 LG WM2177HW front load washing machine. I wish it had the plastic lifters you showed, but it doesn't. There are no visible screws on the lifters in this model. In your video of disassembling a Duet front loader, it has the same plastic lifters as my front loader.

Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 9 months ago.

I see what happened, the model changed on me when I entered it into the look up. Either way, there is a screw coming in from the backside of the lifters. You must completely uninstall the outer tub of the basket and split it open in order to access the screw coming in from the back of the lifters. Then the lifter will pull forward and off. It's a lot of work to remove these lifters.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.

So your diagram show there are screws under and behind the lifters? I was hoping the screw under the lifter ( which is not connected directly to the tub) could release the top part of the lifter...Does your diagram show what that screw under and inside the lifter releases?

Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 9 months ago.

It does not. but it does hold the top part of the lifter in place, but there are more things toward the back coming from the outside of the basket of the lifter that you'd also need to release in order to pull the top part of the lifter off.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.

Thank for double checking! You saved me time and frustration!

Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 9 months ago.
No problem and sorry about the bad news.

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