Model #LA8650 MAYTAG Washers

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How do I get the drive block off my Maytag model LA8650 washer to get the tub off?


Replacing the mounting stem and seal will most likely repair the leak. The image below should help with this problem.

The nut is best removed with a spanner wrench. The part number for the spanner wrench is 22038313 and can be obtained from the following link: Sears PartsDirect . This is a left hand thread and you will need to turn it clockwise to release.

You may have to use a mallet to hit the spanner wrench hard enough to break it free. A straight edged screwdriver can be used instead of the spanner wrench but the nut can be damaged doing so and I recommend getting a spanner wrench.

The mounting stem is held down with a set screw that must be loosened first. See the picture in the image below for how to do this.

I hope this information helps to resolve this problem but submit another question with any additional details for further assistance.

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Fred M -
Sears Technician
September 05, 2009

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