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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Clanking noise during spin cycle
I was told by 3 technicians that my washer had shot bearings and this is a common problem for the Kenmore Elite Front loader.
Sears knows it and will not do anything about it except try to sell you a new washer since it costs $800 to replace the unit with the bearings.
Posted on Feb 13, 2008
SOURCE: ensignia maytag washer noise
The bearings on Maytag Ensignia's are part of the seals that keep the water in. Once you start hearing the bearings begining to go, you likely will have a leak following shortly thereafter as the bearing greased is washed out by your laundry soap. Up front. This is a procedure that requires specialty tools and takes me about 45-60 minutes to complete. The easiest way to tackel this job is to take your model number (just on the back side of the console) and take it to a local appliance parts store. Ask them for a tub seal kit. (I can't give you a part number since there is no model number listed) but they should be able to pull it up for you. When they bring it up to the front, inside the seal kit is not only step-by-step directions, but also the part numbers for the specialized tools required as well. If you opt to go the repairman route, I'll forewarn you, the company I worked for charged around 250-300 for the repair on this. Send me back a message if you have any troubles or other questions.
Posted on Jul 01, 2008
no ...its not easy to replace..there will be a problem in oil seal also.so that only water can go inside the bearing its better to replace a both oil seal and bearing
Posted on Jun 06, 2010
the noise is a drum bearing, it is pressed on the back of the washer drum, until recently you would have to buy a new drum for around $700.00 but there are a few companies out there selling a bearing kit, just go to EBAY and do a serch for whirlpool duet bearing kit. they are not easy to replace but it can be done by a novice with a few tools and allot of pay chance......GOOD LUCK
Posted on Nov 27, 2010
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