I am new to the site, excellent information on here, I am so glad I found it.
I have a whirlpool front load washer Model WFW8300SW04 - last weekend it decided to start making a huge banging sound on the final spin. I immediatly stopped it, thought the load was unbalanced, so started the machine again. It started to make the banging noise again, I knew something was seriously wrong. My first thought was the shocks were broken, they were fine.
Last night I stripped the machine down and my fears came true, the inner tub 3 spoke gear (not sure what it is called) is cracked. The bearings are fine, in fact they still look new. But the part that is cracked is so corroded, i was shocked when I saw it. as everything esle looked so clean.
The question i have is, I know I will need to replace the inner tub, will anything else need to be replaced?
in the picture the part(s) i need is #11
I have given everything the once over and it is all in good working order. There is no damage to the outer tub, and the shocks are in suprisingly good shape, they look new.
Thanks in advance.