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Post# 930867   4/6/2017 at 14:43 by Johnny42 (Glasgow)        

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Can anyone please advise me on how to remove this gasket so that I can remove the heating element from my wringer washer. ? I have already put some lubricant on it, but it is really stuck!! (see photo)

Post# 930888 , Reply# 1   4/6/2017 at 15:53 by askolover (South of Nash Vegas, TN)        

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is there any way to heat it up without damaging anything?

Post# 930922 , Reply# 2   4/6/2017 at 19:35 by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
It Looks Pretty Stuck

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The easy way would be to cut into the nut ring with a dremal type tool and just crack the ring off, doing this will not damage the heating element or tub.


Question is can you easily replace the nut ring.

Post# 930927 , Reply# 3   4/6/2017 at 19:45 by duke ()        

Look at the thread spacing fellas-Is that reverse threaded?

Post# 930929 , Reply# 4   4/6/2017 at 19:58 by duke ()        

I had stubborn heating elements on water heaters round off because they were so stuck.They never won against a hammer and chisel at a slight angle though.That's called an extreme impact  wrench and it never failed.Try that at last resort.

Post# 930996 , Reply# 5   4/7/2017 at 03:00 by Johnny42 (Glasgow)        

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Thanks guys for all your advice. I will try these suggestions.

Post# 931048 , Reply# 6   4/7/2017 at 12:10 by johnny42 (Glasgow)        

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Yay!!! My friend has an adjustable hook wrench...will try that !!

Post# 931052 , Reply# 7   4/7/2017 at 13:16 by Unimatic1140 (Minneapolis)        

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I would definitely take a torch and gently heat that nut that is holding the heater assembly in place. I also would try a pipe wrench if there is room for it. You should probably cut a new gasket above the nut anyway.

Post# 931058 , Reply# 8   4/7/2017 at 13:48 by johnny42 (Glasgow)        

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Thanks for the advice unimatic1140. The machine is in a real bad condition. I got it from ebay. It needs a lot of TLC. It has quite a bit of rust on it.

Post# 931265 , Reply# 9   4/8/2017 at 14:14 by johnny42 (Glasgow)        

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Yay!! Managed to get the heating element off!! Thanks for all the advice guys😊

Post# 931382 , Reply# 10   4/9/2017 at 08:49 by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
Yay you got it loose

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So what worked ?

Post# 931397 , Reply# 11   4/9/2017 at 10:34 by johnny42 (Glasgow)        

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I used a little heat, then went at it with hammer and chisel. Worked a treat.

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