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Frigidaire Front Loader strikes yet again


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#1 nmykytyn

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 12:41 PM

OK so my SO started a load of laundry in the trusty Frigidaire Front Loader model # FWT449GFS0. Everything going smoothly, I go out to have a smoke, light up take a few drags....all of a sudden I hear a noise that sounds like a train wreck. Come back in and the washer has stopped doing its stuff. Upon closer inspection I see a chunck of light grey plastic about the size of a small piece of pie way in the back.
quickly scan the parts list and it looks like it is from the Rear Drum w/Bearing. Well there goes that new socket set I wanted. It's a $213.00 part. I doubt this can be crazy glued back with any assurance of longevity. At this point is it worth it to repair or just bury in the yard and go shopping for a new washer? Your thoughts will be greatly appreciated.

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 02:11 PM

may be more than a Drum / Bearing ...
may be the common Spider failure ...
http://fixitnow.com/...igh-speed-spin/
Time to go shopping ..
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Posted 05 June 2012 - 03:01 PM

Hello Grand Master Funk and thank you for your reply. The piece that snapped off looks like the area circled in red in the attached photo. I would guess that this means the rear drum w/bearing needs to be replaced as a unit. Not something that could be crazy gluded.
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Posted 05 June 2012 - 03:11 PM

unfortunately, it was probably caused by a bad Spider (highlighted circle)
as mentioned in my previous link
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Posted 05 June 2012 - 03:28 PM

Ah ha now I see your point. The piece that broke off is connected to the sider arm.

Edited by nmykytyn, 05 June 2012 - 03:30 PM.


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Posted 05 June 2012 - 03:57 PM

no, the piece may have broke off from being hit by a flying part of the Spider
OR it may be part of the Spider .. I can't see from the picture
The Spider is metal
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Posted 05 June 2012 - 04:02 PM

The piece that broke of is plastic and looks like what I posted. Gotta leave for home will check back later

Edited by nmykytyn, 05 June 2012 - 04:03 PM.


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Posted 05 June 2012 - 04:04 PM

maybe a closer picture and / or a better camera

more Spider stories
http://fixitnow.com/...etallic-misery/
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Posted 05 June 2012 - 04:20 PM

OK so my SO started a load of laundry in the trusty Frigidaire Front Loader model # FWT449GFS0. Everything going smoothly, I go out to have a smoke, light up take a few drags....all of a sudden I hear a noise that sounds like a train wreck.


That's a real buzz-kill when a good smoke gets cut short. Posted Image

Come back in and the washer has stopped doing its stuff. Upon closer inspection I see a chunck of light grey plastic about the size of a small piece of pie way in the back.


Oh my, broken spider. Easy test is to open the door, grab the lip of the inner basket and try to move it. If it moves *at all* independently of the outer tub, then it's a broken drum support spider == time to go shopping.

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 06:08 AM

Common occurrence when a spider arm breaks is for the spin basket to flex at the high rpms and strike the rear tub shell blowing a hole thru it.

As others have already said, it's time to go shopping
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#11 nmykytyn

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 12:05 PM

Well looks like I will be saving up to buy a new one unless I can find a giveaway. Thanks to all who conirmed the sad news of my trusted washers demise!

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 12:13 PM

there's the close-outs on the Whirlpool Top Loading Washers
at HomeDepot and Lowes
has been as low as $ 249, but recently $ 347
http://appliantology...d-washer-dryer/
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