How do I change the rear bearing and seal?
ANSWER Hi Edward. This is a complete tear down which the best of repair tech.'s take a couple of hours with cordless tools. It is very doable and rewarding saving yourself big bucks. This makes the repair cost overall cheaper. Use a cordless screwdriver,black marker, shop vac and towels. Remove the top. Take cell phone pictures to make sure parts are properly reinstalled. Mark clips,wires, hoses and bolts as they are removed for replacement. Remove the back panel and remove the belt, main pulley belt and stator. If you can unplug the motor and pump electrical pump connector,now is the time. UN bolt the motor from the tub hangers if you can reach them from the back. Unclasp, and unbolt the green wire threaded to the back tub that attaches to the outer tub bearing housing. Be sure to re-install this safety wire before re-installing the main pulley later. Remove the door. Remove the hidden round band clip that holds the outer tub boot to the front panel. Fold in the outer boot. Remove the top back screws and slide the top back and off. Remove the inner top cross supports and the dispenser drawer. Remove the front screws holding the dispenser to the back of the controls. Remove the control panel. Disconnect the wires so they are routed back properly and do not slap on the washer tub movements. Reuse all mount clips. There may be a hidden screw above the top of the door hidden under the control panel. You are to undress all the parts off the outer tub and so you can unhook the bottom shocks and with a helper on one side of the tub, you can pull out the tub assy out the front. You have to place the top outer tub springs back in the holder mounts exactly where they were removed from (front detent or rear). Use a dab of grease on the spring upon reinstalling so they do not squeak. remove the pump and motor from under the tub once the front panel is removed. Once the tub is out and separated in 2 halves, slide the inner tub out. The back outer tub and bearing seal assy. part # AJQ35154201 come together. Bolt on a new spider shaft assy. part # 4434ER0002D to the inner tub. black molycote grease part # 22002123 on the spider shaft so it slides onto the new outer tub bearing. Do not get too much as it will collect on the inner tub seal and you will take a chance of getting it on your clothes. Thank You.
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Wednesday, October 03, 2012