Yet another sunny, warm Sunday, so I started early preparing for "the Last Sprint".
By exploiting "the Next-of-kin", we managed to levitate the drum unit upwards and down into the chassis:
Motor looks brand new, no wear detectable, it just slipped in - fitted the Poly-V belt,.
The trays for detergent and softeners got a well-needed cleanout,
treated their insides with Liquid Car Wax, to avoid build-up of Yecch again.
Connectors, hoses and panels went in as planned - not a single leftover part, no tools left inside either,
so I hooked it up to the mains, water supply and drain. No leakage, no GFCI or fuse breaking.
Seems I haven't broken anything at all thru this little adventure into the unknown, yet..!
So - I guess the job's done!
Now I've just have to sit on my hands for a few days for the RTV to finally cure,
before starting it mulching its way thru the big pile-ups of all our dirty laundry, before my final report...
Not much have changed, though: "Before" and "After" shots:
-Does anybody have any questions?
PS: Half an hour after posting the above I suddenly realized that I hadn't attached the rubber hose
from the detergent/ softener trays to the drum. A start would've been neither good nor fun...
Only a 15 minute fix though, but still a bummer, which just goes to show that I got cock-sure during the last moments.
And absolutely consequential to this, I broke my self-imposed RTV cure time limit (another 24 h) and just ran the darned thing.
No leaks whatsoever, works great, spin cycle hardly heard even @ 1600 rpm.
Providence seemingly watched over this fool today.
Now this washer is up for "the long term test"...