Is part # 4434ER0002A the same as 4434ER0002?
Answer Hello Jim! According to the model number given, part number 4434ER0002A is the same as the original on your unit now. Thanks.
How much "slop" is acceptable when lifting up the inner drum? I am in the midst of diagnosing my issue on an LG WM227HB that will not spin. I'm thinking I have a bad rotor (splines) as the rotor spins but the drum is not turning. I can turn the spindle by hand and the drum turns. This said, I am wondering if there is a bad bearing as well as there is up and down "play" in the drum all the way around. Thanks
Answer Hello John,
The inner basket should have practically no play when lifting up on the front of the inner tub. If any play can be felt, there is enough play to increase friction, which produces heat, which expands the metal parts. This expansion causes the resistance to rotation, (seizing), and disrupts the normal high speed spin. If the spin basket is not turning while the motor is running, you need to dis-assemble to see if the problem is with the rotor or the splines on the spinner support assembly.
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.