Tub locking nut will not stay tightened
My son has a GE washing machine model wjrr4170g1ww. Recently he started having trouble with the tub coming loose. We found that the nut that tightens the tub onto the shaft was loose. We tightened it as best we could, using channel locks but it continues to come loose. What should we do to get this nut to stay tight? Should we use lock-tight? I read the post from someone with a similar problem on another model. He used an impact wrench and you talked about torque settings. This nut is too far down a shaft to use an impact or a torque wrench. I did see that he used lock-tight but he doesn't say if it worked. Thanks for your help.
GE makes a Spanner Wrench
(Click on link to view and/or order) that is used to remove and tighten this nut. I use this wrench along with a big hammer (2lb) to tighten this nut and have never had a problem with them coming back loose. I don’t see where lock-tight will hurt anything but I don’t think it is necessary if you get it good and tight. On the other hand like I said I it won’t hurt. That spanner wrench is expensive for a one-time use deal but I don’t know of anything else you can use. I don’t feel you would ever get it tight enough with a pair of channel-locks and a regular wrench is too long. I hope this helps! This page has a picture of me useing that spanner wrench GE Washer Disassembly