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Chas, Home Appliance Technician
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Need to take the spin drum off to clean out coins that are

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Need to take the spin drum off to clean out coins that are under the drum. Was able to removed the agitator but the drum will not lift off the shaft. It moves up aout one inch then sticks. It is a Kenmore Elite Model 110.27087604
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Chas replied 1 year ago.

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This happens a lot, spray liquid wrench on the spline an let it set for an hour, then try, you may try sanding the spline a little also, let me know what happens.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
far it hasn't worked. I also clean out the groves on the spline but still the drum only comes up an inch or so.
Expert:  Chas replied 1 year ago.

Would not be the first time I have seen that, only perserverece and time will get it out, I had one I worked on for 3 straight hours until it finally broke loose, I even use a torch to heat the part to try an break it loose. I wish I could say that there is an easy way to it. but it is the nature of beast sometimes. Have you removed the 6 basket hub screws on the inner tub?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No I have not. If I remove them what are the ramifications. Does anything drop or is it a problem to put them back in?
Expert:  Chas replied 1 year ago.

Nothing will drop, but you may end up trying to drill the hub and splitting it to remove it. You should replace it anyhow. they are not expensive...

Expert:  Chas replied 1 year ago.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Still haven't been able to get the drum off.
Expert:  Chas replied 1 year ago.

Have you tried to drill and crack the hub?

Expert:  Chas replied 1 year ago.

Found this video, I wish I would have thought of this originally, this will get your tub out

Click here for the video

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