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american top loader wash machine . cant get seal shaft/shaft

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american top loader wash machine . cant get seal shaft/shaft seal washer in to top of brake/drive tube any easy way of fitting it
Have you removed the outer tub to replace it. Because it pushes in from the bottom of the outer tub.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

yes but is a rubber washer which seems to have a metal ring embedded in it. fits in the top end of the brake tube and the drive tube goes through the brake tube and this washer presumably to stop anything running down between them. i have tried to get new one in and split it ! did wonder about using a22mm copper compression fitting to tap it in

Ok i see which one you are doing. Yes you need to use something like a socket to tap it in. Anything that will sit on the metal ring and fit into the tube. It will also help if you use a little dish soap rubbed around the seal to help it slide in.
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