My Frigidaire model FWS446GHS0 washer howls during spin. I suspect a bearing under the tub. How do I access this to replace it?
Is it one that could be upgraded with roller or double ball bearing or perhaps one with rubber seals?
Answer Hello Gene,
If the unit is loud like a freight train during spin, this is going to be the spin bearing. They fail because the tub seal leaks detergent water into the bearing, washing out the lubrication from it. There is nothing made other than the manufacturers' original parts to install in these bearings place. Part numbers can be supplied if a model number is provided.
My washer and dryer is working fine. However, recently, while washing clothes, I can hear a slight knocking or banging noise coming from the unit. Any thoughts??
Answer Hello Vinny. Check and see if the inner basket feels loose. If so, the coupler under the agitator may be cracked and need to be replaced. If it is good, check the suspension springs and the base of the milk stool for cracks.
How do I remove The washer bearing from the motor.
To remove the bearing you will have to remove the agitator, inner tub, and the transmission. We would need the model number of the unit to be able to assist properly. And if you could provide an email we may be able to send information. Please post your model number with a new question on the parts page. http://www.appliancepartspros.com/modelnumber_locator.aspx
Wsaher squeels during spin cycle . I have put a new belt on didn t make a differance.
The most likely cause of the squealing in the spin cycle would be bad bearings on the unit.
Dryer drum will not turn. It tries to turn but is jammed. Could it be a bearing? The belt is ok.
Answer Hello Frank,
This sounds like a sock or another article of small clothing has gotten into the blower wheel. It could be a bearing, but is less likely because the first complaint the customer will give for this is a loud, noisy machine.