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<<<Have you ever changed out the bearings and seals in an LG or have you only done the replace the complete tub shell?>>>
If I am replacing the entire Rear Tub Assy and a new stainless steel Inner Tub---this repair will be done on-site.
If I am replacing the Bearings (and a new Inner Tub Assy)---the entire Tub Assy is removed form the washer and repaired/re-assembled off-site (too messy and noisy)
1) Unplug and remove water fill hoses
2) Remove rear access panel
3) Remove Rotor (17mm)
4) Remove the screw from the small metal bracket---that keeps the Motor Wire Harness secure---and from rubbing the Rotor.
Remove all other screws which also secure the Motor Wire Harness to the tub.
5) Looking near the base of the washer on the left---you'll see 2 plugs wrapped in a clear bag.
Unwrap and disconnect both plugs.
Cut/remove the zip tie at the base of the washer.
6) Remove the Stator (10mm).
7) Replace both the Hall Sensor and Motor Wire Harness---and then re-wrap the plugs and add a new zip tie.
8) Place the Stator on the floor or under the Tub Assy
9) Pull off the black Hose from the Air Bell
NOTE: Some models will have the black Hose located on the right side of the Tub---if looking at the Tub Assy from the front of the washer. If it does---simply pull off the black Hose from the Water Level Sensor.
10) Remove the 4 Phillips screws from the rear Strut/Damper (at the top of the Strut) and pull the Strut towards the rear---clear of the Tub Assy.
11) Standing in front of the washer---open the Detergent Dispenser Cover and remove the 4 stainless steel screws.
12) Disconnect the Dispenser Assy from the top cover of the wash & let it drop down.
13) Using a putty knife---lift the top cover of the washer. The hinges are robust/strong and should be able to hold the weight of the top cover.
14) Disconnect the Bellows Hose (of the Dispenser) from the top of the Tub---try to re-position the Dispenser Assy over the left side of the washer---out the way.
15) Disconnect the Air Vent Hose from the top of the Tub Assy
16) Check for a small diameter black tube---at the top of the Tub Assy---on the left/rear corner. Pull it off.
17) Remove the Pump Clean-out cover/door panel
18) Remove the stainless steel screw from the square Plastic Housing---and pull out (unsnap) the Housing.
19) In the same area (pump clean-out) remove 2 screws from the bottom/base---these screws secure the Front Cover to the lower base
20) Open the washer door and remove the spring clamp from the door Gasket---and pull back/remove the Gasket from the Front Cover lip.
21) Remove the 2 stainless steel screws from the Door Lock Assy---and let it drop down to the base of the washer.
22) Remove the 2 screws from the top/corners of the Front Cover of the washer---lift/pull and remove the entire front of the washer
23) Remove the screws which secure the Brace/Support at the top/front of the washer (usually 6 in total)---and lift/remove the Brace
24) At the bottom of the Tub Assy---if there's an internal Tub Heater---disconnect the 2 wires from the Heater. Remove the earth/ground using a 10mm socket. Loosen the second 10mm bolt and pry/pull the Heating Element from the Tub.
25) Disconnect the Thermistor plug.
26) Remove both Tub Weights (10mm)
27) Disconnect the Tub-to-Pump Housing Bellows Hose---at the Pump Housing.
28) Remove the retainer pins from the left side and right side Struts/Dampers---from the Tub---not from the Base of the washer
29) At the top of the washer---pry away the retainer straps from each Tub Support Spring (left and right sides)
30) Grasp one of the Tub Support Springs and lift from it's anchor---lower Tub to floor.
31) Grasp the other Spring and lower Tub to floor
32) Remove both springs from the Tub Assy and return them to their anchor/mounts---on the washer cabinet
33) Carefully lift the Tub Assy from the washer frame
34) Remove all of the 10mm bolts that secure the two halves of the clamshell-design Tub Assy and pull apart.
35) Since we want to re-use the INNER TUB---check if the Inner Tub can be removed from the rear Tub Assy by hand (pulling)
If the Inner Tub will not slide out from the Bearings---it will be necessary use a large punch (I use a steel punch that is almost the same diameter as the Bearing Shaft but thinner) and a heavy hammer (3 to 5 pound weight).
Penetrant spray is recommended.
36) With the Inner Drum removed---use a long punch to hammer out the Inner and Outer Bearings (I use a Tie Rod Separator Tool)
37) Install each new Bearing---using the original Bearings---as a Bearing Installer Tool.
Line-up the old Bearing perfectly on top of the new Bearing to be installed and---pound the new Bearings in place.
38) Install the new Bearing Seal---by hand until fully seated
39) Replace the Tub O-ring Gasket and re-assemble the Tub Assy.
40) Re-assemble in reverse order and test for water leaks/noise etc.
I hope that I didn't miss anything...
Edited by john63, 09 September 2013 - 12:02 AM.