Our machine has had a rattle sound at the door since we purchased. We tried leveling. Wedging a washcloth between washer and dryer minimized the sound. Recently it started sounding louder on spin. On Sunday, smoke came from the washer. We unplugged and could see the Gasket / boot melted a litle and was a bit chewed up on the bottom. I did not know about your company then, but glad I do now. A fellow worker got a new seal boot at a local dealer and I installed it. I'm very mechanically inclined as an Electrical Contractor and i'm fairly sure the installation was correct. On first start up with load, it smoked again (rubber) on spin. I notice a few fragments of the boot rubber already slightly chewed. I suspected bearings after reading alot, but their is not much movement of the drum by hand up and down at the front. However, if I turn the drum slowly by hand, I can see the elevation go up and down slightly in relation to the gasket. Does this sound like bearings? If so, is it much easier to replace the whole assembly, if so what part? I'm limited on space, and more so on time. Thank you
Answer Hello Kurt,
This sounds like you may have a loose or damaged spider, (spinner support assembly). If you check the spinner again like you did before but do it in three places,(turn the spinner 1/3 of a turn two times), if the spider is loose or damaged you will see movement in one of the three positions. This or a bad bearing is usually what causes the spinner to contact the door boot. If it were the bearings it would not matter the spinners' location to feel it. It would be evident in any position.
We have a burning smell on spin cycle, while turning tub from inside its making a clicking noise, what part s do I need to replace the unit is 8 years old, or should we just buy a new one?
It sounds like there could be something caught between the tubs which would cause the issue that you are having. Normally, if it were the bearings going bad, there would be a loud roaring noise. The fact that there is a clicking type noise when you hand spin the drum sounds like something between the tubs and you would need to pull the tub to check.
Hi, I am trying to change out the bearings in this machine but having trouble, Do I have to remove the tub? do I need a special tool? was going to keep trying but dont want to do anything stupid.
In order to replace the bearings in the tub you will need to disassembly the unit and remove the inner tub. Once the inner tub is out and you have the rear tub sitting there, you will want to use a punch and work your way around the bearing to tap it out.