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#1 aszatmary

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Posted 15 November 2013 - 10:37 PM

I have a Frigidaire GSTR1670aso. I have replaced the rear drum bearings twice now within a month. This makes me believe there is something causing bearing failure. What should I look for?



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Posted 15 November 2013 - 10:49 PM

Have you changed the inner tub as well. Corroded shaft?
Have you changed the inner tub as well. Corroded shaft?

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Posted 16 November 2013 - 05:48 AM

No the spider and arm look good as far a corrosion there is some scoring where the shaft meets the spider 



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Posted 16 November 2013 - 08:39 AM

Are you using an after-market bearing kit or are you replacing the back half of the outer drum with the factory OEM part?  http://www.repaircli...31525500/407639



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Posted 16 November 2013 - 12:37 PM

Its an aftermarket bearing set



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Posted 16 November 2013 - 12:40 PM

Its an aftermarket bearing set


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Posted 16 November 2013 - 12:49 PM

So you feel that its poor quality bearings? Not the inner tub/spyder arm-shaft



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Posted 16 November 2013 - 03:02 PM

You're buying cheap, after-market bearings and they are failing rapidly because they are not machined to the exact tolerance required.  At the RPMs and loads these bearings have to work, even the tiniest deviation from factory specs will cause premature failure.  

 

What is the warranty on the after-market bearings you're buying?  I think the answer to that question reveals much about their adherence to the tolerance specs.  



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Posted 16 November 2013 - 05:40 PM

Aftermarket bearings are a big no no. The price looks great but the headache later and extra costs is not worth it. That is usually how aftermarket parts are.

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 09:57 PM

Reminds me of when I  had a Ford Escort and I needed to replace the alternator on it. I tried to get by with a cheap aftermarket one   instead of a genuine Ford Motorcraft  alternator. The alternator only lasted one week. I had the auto parts store refund my money and went to my Ford dealer to buy the genuine Ford Motorcraft alternator. lesson learned.


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