when washer spins it has a growling noise what bearing is it
Answer Texas, There is only one tub bearing WH2X1197 located on the bottom of the outer tub assembly. But you will need other associated parts WH02X10383, WH2X1199, WH02X10265, WH45X10027. These parts usually get damaged or distorted during the teardown of the tub assemblies to access the bearing. Not to mention the special wrench, needed to remove the hub nut. Thanks for allowing APP to assist you and Good Luck.
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I replaced part 311(seal) 313(split ring) 314(bearing washer) and 315(hub washer), and the washer still leaks. I did not see a listing for GE part # WHX1198 (tub bearing) but the old one seems fine. What else should I do? Also the bearing washer seems free floating 1/8 to 1/4 inch on the shaft between the transmission and the tub bearing, is this supposed to be like that? Thanks
Answer Hello Brenda,
If the seal is in the proper position and properly seated on the transmission housing and the rest of the unit is properly assembled, there is the possibility of a groove worn in the transmission housing that is preventing the seal from seating properly. The flat washer should not have space between it and the seal so I believe there is an assembly issue in this particular case.
A few years ago we thought a bearing was going out on our washing machine. We didn't investigate and replace it. Now, we have a water leak and when we pull off the agitator, we can see that it is rusted under there. Hubby insists that the leak in coming from a bad bearing within/inside of the transmission although he hasn't torn it apart. I, on the other hand, do not agree with him and believe if it had a bearing that bad, the transmission would not be working properly, and would like be spewing oil instead of water.
Therefore, I think it needs a tub seal, tub bearing and maybe a couple of other parts. I think we need to go over the machine systematically to check for leaks. He claims that he sees the water coming from that area (which would be the top/shaft of the tranny); therefore, he doesn't need to look anywhere else. There is also rust there. So, it's obviously the water is leaking through there.
Answer Jaycee, You're closer to correct than your "hubby", the washer does have a tub seal WH02X10383, that sets above the tub bearing WH2X1198, and encompasses the transmission upper shaft/housing. When the tub seal leaks it can be misleading and may appear to be leaking from the transmission. You will need to replace the tub bearing, tub seal, and several other parts (split ring, washers, tub hub) due to the rust and corrosion, you mentioned, it'll also insure a long lasting repair.