Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult
Time to do repairMore than 2 hours
Age of Appliance1 - 4 years
Dan From Collinsville, OK
Aug 29, 2008
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This repair involved basically completely disassembling the washer. I found a reasonably usable set of step-by-step directions that got me most of the way through the process. Where there were gaps or steps missing, I was able to improvise.
The problem with my washer was that the bearings for the inner tub were shot. The only way to repair this problem is by replacing the rear outer tub. This is because the bearings and the water seal are pressed in place on the rear outer tub assembly and cannot be removed and replaced separately. It makes for a very expensive part.
Here are the steps I found elsewhere on the PartSelect forum:
Remove the washer top.
Disconnect the touch pad/led assembly ribbon connector from the left side of the central control unit and release if from the wiring harness brackets on the right side of the washer top.
Remove the detergent dispenser drawer by pressing down on the release tab at the back of the drawer and pulling it completely out to the washer.
Once the drawer is removed, remove the screw in the recessed hole next to the drawer opening.
Release the tab securing the right side of the console to the washer and remove the console. Be sure the ribbon cable clears the cabinet frame.
Removing the washer front panel will require that the door switch be removed and the boot be separated completely from the front panel opening.
Access to the door switch requires that the water seal boot be removed from the front of the washer.
Use a flat bladed screwdriver at the location of the retainer spring and pull the retainer forward and then off the perimeter of the boot.
Ease the edge of the boot off of the lip of the washer front.
The door switch is secured to the washer front panel with three screws. Once these screws are removed, the door switch will remain in place until it is lifted slightly and pulled back from the washer front panel.
Remove the two screws securing the bottom of the front panel to the washer, and the two screws securing the top of the front panel to the washer.
Remove th detergent dispenser assembly.
Separate the water inlet and window washer tube from the boot.
Pull the water inlet tube from the outlet connector of the detergent dispenser.
When reinstalling the water inlet tube, wet the water inlet gasket on the detergent dispenser with water only. Do Not Use any other lubricant.
Remove the screw securing the front of the detergent dispenser assemble to the top front frame.
Disconnect the vent tube from the detergent dispenser assembly.
Remove the screw securing the detergent dispenser assembly to the top left frame member.
Slide the assembly back sightly and lift the assembly out.
To remove the detergent dispenser motor assembly, disconnect the cam follower spring and lift the cam follower from the diverter locate the diverter cam clockwise to access the motor mounting screws.
Disconnect the wiring harness from the heating element.
There are three concrete weights attached to the tub assembly. All three must be removed for safe removal of the tub assembly.
Access to the weight on the top front of the tub requires removing the six screws securing the top front frame member from the washer and removing the frame member.
Access to the weight on the top back of the tub requires removing the two screws securing the upper transport brace to the washer and removing the brace.
Each weight is secured to the tub by three bolts.
Remove the three bolts and lift the weight from the tub.
Remove the flat nuts from the tub for safekeeping.
At the back of the tub assembly, remove the belt.
To remove the pulley from the basket, Place the handle of a crescent wrench through the pulley and into the steel bearing hub to keep the pulley from turning.
Use a socket wrench to remove the nut securing the pulley to the basket.
Disconnect the ground wire from the bearing hub.
Remove the screw securing the left end of the pressure tube connector tot