The outer tub seal assembly has started leaking on my washing machine. Is there a kit that will work for this or do I have to buy the entire outer tub? All the parts stores around here that I call say I need the whole tub but I would rather just replace the bearings if there is a kit for that.
ANSWER Hello Michael,
As per the factory, the tub seal and spin bearing is only available with the outer tub W10193886. As a rule of thumb, the tub seal is always changed if the unit needs the spin bearing. This is because if the tub seal leaks, it doesn't leak pure water. It leaks detergent water. The leaking detergent water leaks just above the spin bearing, directly into the bearing and washes the grease from the bearing and it will fail in just a few loads.
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Thursday, January 10, 2013