I need to replace the outer tub assembly, but I noticed one part site stating that I will also need to replace the stator and rotor because the new part does not have a heat shield??
Answer Hello! The replacement outer tub is part number AJQ35154201. It does not use a heat shield however, you do not need a new rotor and stator. You can transfer both and attached directly to the back of the new tub. Thanks!
On spin cycle the washer is getting very loud. Would this be failing bearings? And do I really need to replace the entire rear assembly?
Answer Hello Dave, It does sound like the bearings. You can order part numbers 4280FR4048L, 4280FR4048E, and 4036ER2004A and replace the bearings. However, it is a lot hard to do the repair, but is cheaper.
Does the outer tub assembly include front and rear shell? Seems only rear is pictured.
Answer Hello James,
The outer tub assembly AJQ35154201 is only the rear half of the tub. This is determined by the manufacturer since they manufacture and package their repair parts.
How do I free drum shaft K115 when it is frozen to the inner bearing?
Answer Hello Dan,
You would block up the outer tub of the unit where the inner basket is hanging. Put the nut on the threading so that it does not get damaged. spray a little wd 40 or penetrating oil around shaft and tap it out.