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Replacement of main bearing on front load washing machine

Please send me a link to a source where I can purchase a replacement bearing.

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  • Jerry Goggins Sep 04, 2008

    Make: Frigidaire front load washing machine. Model: FWTR647GHS0. (The last digit may be the letter O and not the number 0.) S/N XCO3813257.

  • Jerry Goggins Sep 04, 2008

    I went to the website you've suggested. It appears that the bearing is not available separately, but is instead part of the rear outer tub assembly (shell) for $192.91 plus freight. I don't know whether it makes sense to spend that much money on a ten year old machine.
    Separately, the drain pump is also making clicking noises during the drain cycle. Is this a common issue and will replacement of the drain pump solve the problem?

  • Jerry Goggins Sep 04, 2008

    I checked out the drain pump and there was a piece of undetermined plastic in it. The more amazing thing was that I found at least $5 worth of coins in the hose attached to the drain pump. I emptied the change, took the pump apart and removed the plastic, and put it back together. I think it'll be fine.

    I reassembled the belt and pulley, although I attempted to lubricate the bearing with some light oil. If the bearing dies I'll buy a replacement washer, but I expect to get several more years before that happens.



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I need the make and model of the machine first to find the exact part. you can search for it otherwise at

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    Benjamin Patri Sep 04, 2008

    well, there could be something first stuck somewhere in the drain pump causing it to make that noise, so check it out first especially if it is still draining and not leaking.

    Whether it is better to buy new or fix old, let me point out that a new Front Load Machine can be bought for under $600 which I believe are better than top load. If cost isn't an issue, then I would go with a new one because other parts may start to go once one goes from so much use over the years. If money is an issue, and you can do the work yourself, then I would replace the tub but be ready for more repairs down the road. let me know if you have anything else that you are questioning

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    Benjamin Patri Sep 04, 2008

    yeah, the coins are never a surprise after so many years. It is pretty common, let me know if you ever need anything else



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