My washer has a loud clicking noise only in spin cycle that progresses faster as the tub spins faster. Also the machine shakes and moves around alot. Would this be the bearing 40004201p or seal kit w10116790
You will want to look at the helix 40047402 on the tub pulley at the bottom of the unit and make sure that it is not causing the clicking noise. The other thing that could cause this would be the brake pads being loose. Also check under the inner tub to make sure that there is nothing caught in there that would cause the noise. Last but not least check the drain pump 27001233 to make sure that there is nothing in it that would cause the noise. In most cases the brake pads have come loose and would need to be replaced. The brake pad part number is R0000014 and would need silicone grease to put on the pads which is part number 26594P.
Water is leaking from the bearing. What do I need to replace ?
Answer Jimmy John, The leak is from the tub bearing / seal assembly R9900457 not the bearing. But the leaking water has probably flushed the lubricant out of the bearing and it will also need to be replaced, it will get noisy after a few loads of laundry.
Where can I get a replacement bearing for the tub without having to buy the whole outer tub?
Answer Hello Carlos,
The bearing, outer tub seal and tub are sold as an assembly W10253866 for a reason. You see, if the bearing isn't installed exactly straight, the spinner support shaft rides at an angle which destroys the tub seal in just a few loads. When the seal is destroyed, the detergent water leak from the wash tub goes directly into the spin bearing. This washes the lubrication out of the bearing, causing it to fail pre-maturely. The manufacturer uses a special "jig" at the factory to properly install the bearing and seal assemblies into the outer tub to prevent this from occurring. When the design first came out, the bearing and seal were available individually. Trained technicians in the field had such a high failure rate that the tub assembly with the seal and bearings pre-installed was made the only way to get the parts. I don't know of any way to get the bearing only for this reason since the individual parts have been eliminated from availability by the manufacturer.