My rear bearing failed and I removed it. Not sure if the front bearing and seal are bad. How to check front bearing and seal? Then how to replace front bearing and seal. Is the spider considered the shaft and stainless steel drum?
ANSWER Hi John. From the inside of the tub with the inner basket out, you will be able to see the outer seal part # 4036ER2004A. Then there is a inner bearing part # 4280FR4048L. Then there is the outer bearing which you can view from the rear of the tub. Part # 4280FR4048E. The spider support bolted to the back of the inner basket is part # 4434ER0002A. The support shaft which passes through the tub bearings need to be perfectly smooth clean. Inspect where the old seal mated with the shaft and see if there is any grooves. If so it is highly advised to replace both the seal and the spider shaft. This way all your work wont be done in vain. If you take a chance and change just the bearings and seal, it may seal OK for some time. But spinning speed at such high RPM (1,100) it wont last long without a leak. Thank You.
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Thursday, November 17, 2011