While doing laundry funny noise and burning rubber developed and stainless tub burnt through rubber at door. Thinking I am a good part changer can you give me a head start on where to begin taking apart machine: ie: front, back , bottom so I can get to the bearing, shocks and replace the front ribber? Also can you suggest other parts that I should look at or consider replacing? Thanks... joe
Answer Hi Joe. Remove the power. Remove the back cover and look at the large Rotor. Is it wearing into the back of the rear outer tub part # 3045ER0023A. If so then you need these parts. Without all of these then it will not be OK. The outer tub comes with the bearing and inner drum shaft seal. You will need the center tub seal - o- ring part # 4036ER4001C. You will need the Spider shaft part # 4434ER0003C which is the shaft that is bolted to the inner tub and this will be a new shaft with no wearing where the seal contacts the shaft, some people skimp on this part and it may (50/50%)chance that it will shortly work. You will need the tube of molycote grease part # 22002123 that is only put on the shaft so it does not seize to the tub bearings. But after all you will need it soon and then have to do it all over with a new seal. Then you will need a new outer bolt part # 4040FR4051B. It has new thread lock that will tighten the Rotor onto the shaft so you do not worry about the high speed spin issue. If the front of the tub /door boot seal is cut then it is part # 4986ER0006B. Thank You.
How do I pull the two bearings out in the back of the tub?
Answer Hello Jeff. The bearings 4280FR4048K need to be pressed out of the outer tub assembly. Hope this helps.