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Kenmore 417.29042991 is loud as a jet

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My Kenmore 417.29042991 in the final spin cycle gets to be as loud as a jet engine. I think its bearings are shot. In addition, the front boot leaks and maybe the tub seal as well. If I were to fix it myself would it be worth doing? Can I continue to use it before I get it fixed or replaced?

 

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It might be worth it depending on the condition of the machine.  If it's in otherwise good shape, it will be less expensive to repair it than replace it.  Here is a parts list for the machine: http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/part-model/Kenmore-Parts/Washer-Parts/Model-41729042991/0582/0153200/P9040468/00003?blt=06&prst=0&shdMod=41729042991

 

 

The rear half of the outer contains the bearing and retails for almost $200 plus over size shipping charges. (part # 131525500).  It's a big job and time consuming.  The boot will cost you about $60 (part # 5303937187).  You can use it in the mean time if you can deal with the noise.

 

If it was my own machine I wouldn't spend that much money to repair it.

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I have heard of people trying to change the bearings only on these frigidaire. They have never had any luck. And I also I would not order any appliance parts from amazon. Bad news. You never know really what your getting. Usually you get 2nd rate after market junk.

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