Shock Absorber Problem on Old Washer


Shock Absorber Problem on Old Washer

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I am trying to replace a shock absorber on a Summit washer model number SPWD1470C. This machine doesn't have the easy snap-on and snap-off shocks that I've seen in Whirlpool repair videos. Instead, it uses large bolts to hold the shocks on. However, when I turn one of these bolts counter-clockwise to loosen it, it turns, but nothing happens. So, I have turned the bolt dozens of times, and yet the shock is still firmly in place.
Can you please explain to me how such a fastener works? There doesn't seem to be a repair manual available for this model.


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Good afternoon and thanks for posting on the forum! 

Unfortunately, we were not able to find a parts diagram for your appliance. You may want to try contacting the manufacturer to see if they're able to give you any tips to getting those bolts removed. Most other brands have a pin that goes through the top and bottom of the shock absorber to hold it in place. Have you tried pulling it straight out?
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Here is the response that I got from Summit Appliance: "Unfortunately we don't have instructions showing how to replace. The unit is close to 10 yrs old. Spare parts are no longer available." Is it possible that compatible shocks could be found from a third-party parts manufacturer? Or should this machine be junked?



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unfortunately most appliance parts that are no longer available without a crossover part replacing them will be almost impossible to find a substitute ... if you can locate some used ones then maybe there is a chance but being this is a not so common washer it will be like playing a lottery i think. You might try ebay as a lot of dealers there do seem to have a good supply of used items.



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I found a couple of Summit parts on eBay, but no shocks. So, it looks like a lost cause. Thanks for trying though; this is a great forum.

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We're glad that you posed and wish we could have been more help with this issue, but if there's anything we can assist with in the future just let us know! Smile 


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