However, there is bound to be a re-match later.
This is what $250 of washing machine parts looks like. I can highly recommend AppliancePartsPros.com, not just for the very fast service (and inexpensive delivery charges), but also for the videos – though they do make it look too easy to do and in this case left out at least one step.
I could claim that this was one of my birthday gifts, but not really. Though fixing the washer was one of my birthday activities.
It took me a good couple of hours to clean all the gunk out of the washer tub and drum. We won’t mention the state of the floor under the washer, which I had to give a thorough wash. Before starting the re-assembly I gave the inside of the washer a quick wipe down and vacuum too. This is the starting point for the re-build.
I didn’t take any pictures after this as once the tub is in place it looks pretty boring.
I did lose my temper once during the reassembly – when I thought I’d lost a tool, and concluded I must have left it inside the machine somewhere. After a few minutes of unreasonable cussing I found the tool under the machine, where it had rolled unbeknownst to me.