When reassembling the inner stainless drum to the outer drum (after a new Spider was installed), does the shaft on the new spider need any added lubricant where it meets the rubber Seal to stop possible water leakage or are the parts good to go out of the box?
Answer Hello Steve,
I normally put a bit of lubricant, but you have to be very careful not to get any on the inside where it can contact any clothing. It takes a long time to flush it out so to prevent staining any material, be very cautious. If any is applied, it has to be outside of the seal so it isn't inside the wash compartment.
My tub would not spin, it tried but couldn't move completely. I took the washer apart and the bearings on the back of the tub moved freely but the shaft on the spider was very wobbly, could this be the problem and do I have to replace the bearings as well as even though they move freely? Thanks!
Answer Hi Greg. Yes it is recommended that both the spider part # 4434ER0002A and the rear outer tub part # AJQ35154201 w/ bearings be replaced at the same time. Since the spider is wobbly You need to make sure the inner basket spider mount bolts are not elongated (wollered-out). It will throw the whole spin off balance. The inner basket is part # 3045ER1006E it also includes the spider assy. Replace the main bolt part # 4040FR4051C to see if it is sloppy on the spider shaft. Thank You.
The spider has disintegrated and each arm has rotted and broken off. Why has this happened? Is there a warranty for this?
Answer Hello Pau. It sounds like the spider 4434ER0002A is bad and will need to be replaced. As for the warranty, you will need to contact the manufacture for a factory warranty. We are a parts supplier. However, if you purchase the part from us, you will have a 1 year warranty on the part.
The service tech said the spider needed to be replaced without actually inspecting to see if it is worn out. Does the manufacturer require the spider be replaced while replacing the bearings?
Answer Hello Kevin. You can look at the spider and see if there are bearing traces worn into the shaft. If so, the spider 4434ER0002A will need to be replaced. If not, you should be fine using the old spider. Hope this helps.
How do you separate the spider from the drum to put new seal and new bering part
Answer Hello Loulou. You will need to remove the inner basket from the outer tub assembly. then remove the bolts from the spider and inner basket and you can remove the spider 4434ER0002A. While the basket is out, you can replace the bearings in the outer tub assembly. Hope this helps.