Washer started vibrating and smoking when spinning the door seal showed damage from the inner tub and the inner tub had a lot of up and down play in it
Dan R. • Woodbine, IA • March 13, 2015
Appliance: Model WM2016CE
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An online search for LG washing machine parts came up with a repair video from Appliance Parts Pros. I watched the video. It was very well done, very detailed, and took you step by step through the entire process to replace the tub bearings and the spider, from start to finish. After watching the video, I realized this repair was well within my abilities. No specialized tools were needed. I ordered the parts from Appliance Parts Pros, and all items were in stock and delivered within a couple days. I tore the machine down and found that the bearings looked fine, but the spider was indeed badly corroded and cracked, and well on its way to complete failure. Using the video for reference, I replaced the two tub bearings, bearing seal, spider, the seal between the outer tub halves, and the door boot gasket. The only challenging part was installing the new door boot seal. In the video he installs the tub weights first then the seal. I tried it this way and struggled with the seal. I took the tub weights back off and it was then easy to put the seal in place, and then put the tub weights back on after the seal is in place on the tub.The washer works just like it did when new. If you have enough mechanical ability to change the oil and filter on your vehicle, or remove the blade from your lawn mower and sharpen it, you can handle this repair. I spent around $200.00 for parts, and about 3 hours after work making the repair. Thanks to Appliance Parts Pros for giving people the ability, confidence, and guidance to repair their appliances instead of junking them.