I need to replace the Front Outer Tub. Is AP3773838 the proper part? Also, while I have it torn apart, what else might I need to replace? Perhaps the shock absorbers, springs, or any other assembly?
To replace the front outer tube the part number 285982 is the correct part. If the inner tub is rubbing and causing plastic to shave off then you will want to check the inner tub support to make sure that it is not broken. If broken then you would need to replace the inner tub. The shocks and springs would not need to be replaced unless damaged.
The front surrounding edge of the tub is damaged and flaking material into the wash. The spin cycle now spins out of round and makes loud noises. Can you tell me what part or parts I should be replacing?
Answer David, The material flaking off and into the tub, is most likely the inside of the tub front 285982 this would be due to the wash basket
W10250573 spinning off balance and wobbling and rubbing against the front tub. This issue is most likely due to a worn out tub bearing in the rear outer tub W10253864 or a loose or broken wash basket shaft, but that's not that common. In short you're probably going to be replacing all the tubs in your washer.