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You may need to remove the tub from your Whirlpool or Sears Kenmore washing machine for some repairs. You will need a special spanner wrench. They ca...
The key part in my spanner wrench will be a scrap piece of steel pipe nearly the same diameter as the tub nut. A couple of inches in length is suffic...
There is some marking to be done. Wrap the end of the pipe with masking tape to make it easy.
Mark around the circumference of the pipe with a line set off from the end of the pipe a distance equal to the thickness of the nut.
Make four marks on the masking tape that correspond to the recessed or indented portions of the nut.
With a cutting wheel in an angle head grinder make a vertical cut on each side of the marks for the indentations in the nut. It is better to leave th...
I turned the pipe in my vise to make a cut along the circumference line in step 3 that goes up to the vertical cuts made in step 5, but does not cut i...
The pipe material between the teeth has been partially, but not fully, cut away. The round wheel on the angle head grinder cannot cut deeply enough w...
I found the inner diameter of the pipe was a bit smaller than the diameter of the nut at the inner part of the indentations. I used my grinder to gr...
Grind lightly on the sides of one tooth until it slides easily onto the nut. Visually examine what might need to be ground from the next tooth for it...
The spanner wrench is usually struck with a hammer. For that, an arm needs to be welded to the pipe. I had a piece of 1/4 x 1 1/2 inch steel bar abo...
To use the wrench, engage the teeth in the indentations in the nut. Here the tub nut and the drive block are positioned in my vise very much as they ...
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