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Post# 996027   6/2/2018 at 19:14 by DADoES (TX, U.S. of A.)        

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Parts diagrams show two upper seals #23 (P/N 356034 --> WP8577376) on the upper centerpost/spin tube bearings.

One seal (not installed) is included with a new tub support.

I recall mention somewhere that the seal design is changed and only one is now needed.  Correct?


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Post# 996037 , Reply# 1   6/2/2018 at 22:24 by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
New Style Top Center Post Seals

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Hi Glen, yes WP changed to a single top center-post seal about a decade ago, the new seal has two sets of sealing lips built into one assembly, I guess if you want to add even longer life to the sealing system you could use two assemblies and have four sealing lips.

 

John L.


Post# 996308 , Reply# 2   6/5/2018 at 18:37 by DADoES (TX, U.S. of A.)        

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John, thanks for confirming the information.  Hmmm, seems tricky pressing two seals properly into position, and that wouldn't leave much space in there for oil.





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