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Spin Cycle is very loud on front load washing machine

It sounds like the main bearing on the tub of my washing machine is going bad. Is it possible to replace the bearing without replacing the entire tub? I took the large pulley and belt off and spun the bearing by hand to confirm that the noise is coming from the bearing.

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  • Jerry Goggins Sep 04, 2008

    I certainly appreciate the quick response. Hopefully, it'll be relatively easy to replace the main bearing on the tub.

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2014

    Can you tell me how I can get to the bearings on the Samsung front loading WF0602NXWG as I can only take off the top of the machine.

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  • If a washing machine is rumbling, and very noisy on spin, the main suspect is the drum bearings. Drum bearing failure is common on many washing machines due to water getting into them if the drum bearing seal fails. (Hotpoint and Zanussi in particular in my experience) To check for drum bearing failure you can take the belt off and spin the drum by hand. If the drum rumbles when spun then the bearings may have gone. There should be a constant rumble all the time the drum is revolving.
  • Another drum bearing failure symptom is excessive up and down play in the drum which can be checked for by lifting the drum up and down from the drum lip behind the door seal. A further symptom of drum bearing failure can be a brown rust patch underneath the washing machine and down the back of the outer drum, underneath the drum pulley (where the belt goes) although this patch is not always present. There are usually two small holes at the back of the drum bearings where water that has got past the drum bearing seal trickles out, and it's usually stained with grease and rust if water has got into the bearings.
  • Loud noises when turning the drum by hand can also be caused if the drum itself splits, or the spider at the back of the drum has come away from the drum, is corroded or even broken. This would normally be a loud noise on each revolution of the drum whereas the noise when drum bearings have gone is constant all the time the drum is turning. Lifting the drum checking for excessive play can often reveal a broken or loose drum spider which sometimes only occurs at certain points round the drum (the spider has three arms and is bolted to the drum at three points)
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Yes, you can, if you need a place to buy a new bearing, let me know the make and model and I will get you a link to purchase one from

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