Question about Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer
Your spin basket spider arm support on the back of the spin basket is broken. The spider arms support the entire weight of the basket and insert into the tub bearing in the back of the washer. You will need to replace the spin basket (stainless steel tub) in order to fix this problem. The tub is not repairable and cannot be welded, either (I have been asked this question before). I would not recommend you use the washer any longer as it will cause further damage to the outer tub shells. If you have a repairman perform this job, it can be quite expensive (around $300, $400, perhaps higher), because of the labor involved. Some smaller appliance repair companies won't touch a job like this. However, the washer is repairable, and you can perform this yourself. If you wish to accomplish this on your own, I can give you step-by-step instructions and where to order a new tub. Let me know if you want my assistance.
Posted on Oct 29, 2008
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