My washer started making a high pitch squealing noise during a cycle today. We opened it up and a white rubbery disc was sticking out of the motor assembly, presumably the 9742946 nylon radial ring bearing. When I pulled this item out, the washer is no longer making the squealing noise during a brief test. Can the washer run without this item? Could this be why the squeal was being made? Was it was interfering in the the motor area? Thank you!
ANSWER Hello Paul,
The part was most likely destroyed by pre-rinsing the dishes and possibly over soaping since the chemical reaction produced by the detergent had no food particles to occupy it. This caused the chemical reaction to deteriorate the part. The part has to be replaced since it is responsible for holding water pressure and without it, the water pressure will escape and the wash result will suffer.
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Monday, December 30, 2013