Replace the Washer Springs
Ensure that all electrical power is shut off and disconnected before proceeding. The
Circuit Breaker box should be locked by personnel following this procedure. Serious
injury or death can result from electrocution if proper safety precautions are not observed.
The washer is extremely heavy. Use caution when lifting and blocking the washer, and
do not allow unnecessary personnel in the immediate area while it is being moved.
Serious injury or death may result if safety precautions are not observed.
The washer is a large, heavy piece of machinery being moved out of a confined space.
Before removal and installation, remove or protect any equipment that might be damaged
by the washer on its way in or out.
Replace the springs one at a time; that is, do not remove any more than one spring at
any given time. Removal of more than one spring may allow the washer drum to drop,
damaging components. If a spring has broken, replace the broken spring first before
replacing any others.
The washer is equipped with four springs. Replace springs as a set only.
The front and rear springs are set up differently.
2. Support washer drum (Figure 4, 5, Item 5) with one shipping bracket installed on the side opposite
the spring (Figure 4, 5, Item 2) being replaced. Refer to TM 10-3510-226-10 as necessary for
information on installing the shipping brackets.
3. Remove locknuts (Figure 4, 5, Item 7) retaining spring (Figure 4, 5, Item 2), and unscrew spring.
4. Install replacement spring (Figure 4, 5, Item 2).
5. Remove shipping bracket, and adjust springs to approximately 9 3/8-inches length.