#38518 Gulmite Wrench for Power Unit Bolts
Used in E, J, and N Series Models
Long Discontinued by Maytag and Very Hard to Find!
Update: These have been showing up
on Ebay lately, posted
tool’s used to remove and reinstall the 6 special Gulmite (33-point)
bolts used to attach Maytag wringer washer tubs to their power unit
(transmission). Late in their production during the early 1980's, these were
changed to standard hex head bolts, but until then most of them used these
strange little critters.
These wrenches have been 'no
longer available' for ages, and it's really tough to find one these
days! Maytag's original part number for these tools, back in the day,
Note: to remove the original
(plated brass) bolts without one of these wrenches, use a Dremel carbide cutoff
grind a slot in their heads, then unscrew them with a big screwdriver,
and scrap. Replace with standard hex-head stainless 5/16-18 bolts. It's
a lot of work, but can be done. The original bolt heads look like
Also, be sure to keep track of the length of the bolts as you remove
them. Two are longer than the other 4, and they have to go back into the
Please contact me if
you have any questions. Thanks!