Gerald D. • Belle Vernon, PA • October 18, 2014
Appliance: Model LG WM2077CW
My Repair & Advice
Repair went fairly smoothly by following the EXCELLENT how-to video provided. I had only a few issues and suggestions. 1. Because many of the screws and fasteners are of multiple sizes, I would recommend laying them out in a muffin tray or on a paper with labels for where they go back. 2. After removing the weights and prepping to remove the shock absorbers, after the front ones were removed, the tub tilted so far the rear shock absorber separated. The friction pads fell out. It was easy to reassemble but at first I thought the item had broken. I removed one of the good ones to see how it had been assembled. 3. A nut driver (9/32) works better for the screws with hex heads, especially on the hose removals where visibility may be poor and access a bit tight. 4. Note that the rotor assembly has what appears to be a ceramic center. Take care to not damage. Also when replacing, if it is difficult to install (stator is magnetized), once you get it started, you can snug it up by carefully tightening the bolt. Then remove the bolt and properly install with the blue thread sealer. 5. The most difficult job was probably the reinstallation of the larger spring on the front gasket.
My total time to do the job was a bit under 5 hours but that included stopping often to clean parts or review the video (on my iPad - very handy). Disassembly, parts cleaning and bearing removal was approx 3 hours. The reassembly went a bit faster.
If all your parts come with detailed instructions such as for this bearing replacement, I would definitely use appliancepartspros.com for future needs. Great Job.
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