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Whirlpool WTW6200VW0 - Tub Bearing Smoothness


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#1 SpeedyG15

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Posted Today, 02:47 PM

After removing rotor and stator, I am left with the tub, bearing, and shaft. When I turn the shaft, it doesn't glide effortlessly. There is a bit of resistance. Is this normal?

 

Background: I disassembled my laundry washer because I was hearing a roar when the basket spins at high speed. I looked for answers on the internet and found that the cause could be a leak in the seal of the tub that is destroying the bearing. Before ordering parts, I wanted to investigate as much as I could to be certain that a new tub would fix the issue.



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#2 KurtiusInterupptus

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Posted Today, 03:30 PM

Very common failure...also, based upon our ratchet/socket conversation yesterday, a repair that exceeds your knowledge and skill level..expect to pay between 3-400 bucks for a pro to do this...you will need the bearing kit as well as a specialized tool set to do this job..
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#3 SpeedyG15

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Posted Today, 03:47 PM

I saw a video on replacing the bearing itself and it looks complicated. However, I think I could replace the entire tube if the bearing comes factory installed.



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Posted Today, 04:17 PM

Here's what the kit looks like:

 

Part number: AP5325033

Part number: AP5325033


You'll need one of these, too:

 

Part number: AP5325072

Part number: AP5325072


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Posted Today, 04:23 PM

I've done both..the bearing is much easier than the whole tub.
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#6 Thirstytech

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Posted Today, 04:28 PM

I've done both..the bearing is much easier than the whole tub.

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Posted Today, 05:04 PM

Is replacing just the bearing easier because it requires less advanced techniques and knowledge to perform it or because it takes less time? Or both?






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