Does the upper outer tub come with the outer tub as a whole unit?
Answer Darwin, the inner drum 3045ER1006E does not come with the outer tub AJQ35154201. Only parts that come with the outer tub is the bearings and tub hoses. Thanks!
I read that LG updated the rear outer drum and that you have to replace the stator and rotor with rear outer drum replacement. The rear drum seal failed and took out bearings. Replace bearings and seals or rear outer drum ass. with bearings and seals installed?
Answer Hello Bob. It is best to replace the outer tub assembly AJQ35154201 with the bearings already installed, but you do have the option to replace just the bearings. If installed wrong, the bearings will leak, and you are back to square one again with the unit. This is why the assembly is best and easiest to do.
Are there other parts such as seals that should be replaced when replacing the outer tub assembly? When tearing down the washer, I don't want to find other parts that need replacing and then have to wait while the wash piles up. Also how much time will changing the outer tub take?
Answer Hello John,
As long as your careful and you don't break anything, (it is a good idea to have assistance to take the tub out of the cabinet and reinstall it back into he cabinet. This is a heavy assembly and it is easy to break stuff and also get hurt if trying to perform these actions alone. Both should wear gloves while doing this as there are many edges to get cut on during this process.
As far as other parts needed, the only part in addition to the outer tub is the seal that goes between the front and rear halves of the tub. If I'm not mistaken, I believe the last one I ordered and installed, this seal was included with the tub and bearing assembly. The diagram doesn't show this so I would order it to be on the safe side. You can return it for credit if you do not need it.
You also need a sharpie or some other kind of marker. This is to make a mark on the outer tub for reassembly reference. It can only go together one way, but the mark on the outside will speed up the reassembly process.
The first time you do it it can take 3+ hours. If your good at mechanical repairs, it can take less time. I do recommend taking pictures with your cell phone during the disassembly to reference during reassembly. This can save a lot of time and headache.
If the outer tub needs to be replaced (because of bad bearings), does the inner tub need to be replaced also?
Answer Hello Kevin. No, if the inner tub assembly does not show signs of wear, and the shaft looks good, then you can reuse the inner tub assembly. However, is it is wore, you will need to replace it with the new outer tub assembly AJQ35154201. Hope this helps.
Does it include the stainless steel inner tub basket? PLEASE tell me everything this part includes.
Answer Hello Tammy! No, the outer tub AJQ35154201 does not include the inner tub 3045ER1006E. The outer tub will include the tub bearings, outer tub hoses and clamps. Hope this helps you, thanks!