Is a spider gear available for this model?
Answer Hello Dave. No, you must order the wash basket W10269756 for the unit.
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.