What bearing front and rear do I need for this model, also lip seal? Thank you.
Answer Hello John! Unfortunately, the manufacturer does not offer the bearings separate from the outer tub W10290562. Sorry about that!
Ok, can I replace the bearings or not? I keep getting conflicting information. I have been told I can and also that I have to replace the whole tub assembly? So, Which is it?
Answer Hello Trixie! Yes, the bearings can be purchased and replaced separate. The front bearing is part number 22002934, the rear bearing is part number 22003441, and if needed the lip seal kit is part number 12002022. Thanks!
both spinner bearing are bad. The back one has a snap ring which removed and then removed the bad back bearing. The front bearing i cannot get out. It appears like there is a different kind of snap ring of sorts but lots of rust. I cannot get the bearing or any keeper snap ring to move. Any comments of help??
Answer Gordo, There is no "snap ring" in the front or rear bearing area. It is a factory friction fit, you will need to "tap" it out the front of the tub assembly,with a hammer and drift pin, once you remove the rear bearing, or vice versa. You need to be careful, it doesn't take a lot of force to tap them out, but you can crack or damage the tub assembly, if you're not careful. And the bearings have to be installed with the same clearances and spacing, for the drum to operate properly.
We have front loader washer duet whirlpool and are getting little black spots on our sheets and now the spots are getting bigger and smudged. We read it could be a bearing. Help please!!
Answer Robert, A "Duet" washer, Yes an damaged tub bearing could be the cause of the spots on your articles, But the repair would require replacement of the rear tub assembly W10253866. A lot of "stains" on articles are caused by a build up of softner, detergent, dirt and body oils, that accumulate in the tub or hoses, You may want to attempt to clean the tubs usuing a product like "affresh" or a combination of bleach and powder automatic dishwasher detergent, and a long hot wash cycle(you may have to repeat the process a couple of times).