Thanks to video, tore down entire washer to get to bearings. Worked like a charm, till it came time to pound out the bearings. I destroyed first one, outer ring still jammed in tub. Second one breaking down. Is there a tool for this? I have used penetrating oil and three sizes of punches. How hard are you allowed to hit the outer ring without damageing the tub? Unrelated: When you go to reinstall the tub shaft in the new bearings, is there any need to lubricate the shaft with any product? And how will I know when it is pushed in far enough? Is there a specific measurement out the backside to check for?
As far as pounding out the old bearings you will want to make sure that you are working your way around the bearing as you hit it. Do not hit in one spot. You can hit the bearing with pretty good force. When reinstalling the shaft we do not have specific of the length of the shaft when installed.
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Wednesday, July 02, 2014