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Whirlpool Duet Washer WFW9500TW03

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#1 rolandvz71

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 09:32 PM

Surprisingly the drum was fine and in great shape.....the bearings failed probably due to a bad seal.

OK I was able to salvage the mechanical seal's # (SP 50x10/106x10/13.5), but the bearings #'s were soo far gone I could not get any #'s off of them.......has any one tackled this problem?


THx!

Edited by rolandvz71, 03 May 2012 - 08:37 AM.


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#2 rolandvz71

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 06:39 PM

The inside seal is a Bit@H TO FIND!! I went to 5 different places and no luck!

Looks like I might have to buy it online...still have some feelers out there so I will give it to the end of the week.

Edited by rolandvz71, 03 May 2012 - 08:36 AM.


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Posted 01 May 2012 - 08:54 PM

any1?

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 09:17 PM

Bought the inside seal on line from this fella http://www.duetbearing.com/ fit like a glove thx!

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 11:38 PM

Sounds like the guy did his homework .....Any thing to improve the bottom line.... thax for the results ........... :thumbsup:

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 09:25 AM

Yea I learned alot on this project:

1. How to read a caliper
2. Where to find cheap bearings locally
3. How to find cheaper tub seals.
4. How to replace a tub bearing (it was my 1st one)

Now the washer is up and running w/out any issues.

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 11:17 PM

Well guys and gals sorry to say water has worked past the seal........one of the bearing is starting to have a slight roar.

I dont know its the seal or the bearing.

I will be tearing into it in the coming days. I will keep you posted.

If it's the seal....... it only lasted less than 6 months

Edited by rolandvz71, 16 October 2012 - 11:18 PM.


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Posted 22 October 2012 - 06:21 PM

Ok guys and gals I might have jacked the install of the bearing seal the 1st time so gonna need some input before I move forward.......As you can see the same type of seal came in thru a different vendor (Ebay ....$5). So now my question is did I install the seal wrong causing failure......??? Before you answer, the seal outer wall from what I remember is tapered (could be wrong) to accept the tub to match. So I do believe I did install the seal right but since this was my 1st bearing job human error maybe the contributing factor.

Thx all for the help

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Edited by rolandvz71, 22 October 2012 - 11:31 PM.


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Posted 22 October 2012 - 10:33 PM

I would have just replaced the whole rear half of the outer tub and been done with it without having any callbacks.
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#10 rolandvz71

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 11:30 PM

Actually this one is ours....I fig I would practice on our machine.

Plus when I can get BOTH bearings and the seal for less than $15 vs $80 from the site mentioned on post #4 and all I am out is my time and gain experience.... I'd say knowledge is power over these bearing problems.

Edited by rolandvz71, 23 October 2012 - 09:01 AM.





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