Josh E. • South Mills, NC • February 05, 2015
Appliance: LG Washer WM2277HW
My Repair & Advice
The only way I got this done was by following the awesome online video. That instructional was priceless. Couple pointer for other DIYers...
1. There are several types of fasteners, so be sure to keep them separated and labeled.
2. The "shocks" will fall apart. No big deal as they go back together easily.
3. Getting the bearings out is the hardest part. Be careful as you can damage the bearing sealing surface getting them out. I did and had to file some of it down to clean up my ding.
4. Installing the bearings is not bad. Don't use something metal to do that with though. Get a block of wood or something that can take the damage. Then hit in evenly and take your time.
5. When putting the front gasket seal on the tub, I found it much easier to do once I took the bottom tub weight back off. It clears up a lot of room for your fingers.
This is mostly an easy job, but it is time consuming. Only real concern is ensuring the bearings and seal are installed properly. Oh, and you can run the washer with the top and back panel off. I did it on mine to ensure there were no leaks during it's initial run.
Again, use the video. It's priceless in ensuring the job is done properly.