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Kenmore Elite Washer (He3t) front load

Sounds as if there is a ball bearing behind the drum that I cannot get to.  I have checked the vanes and anything that I can actually see to figure out how something got behind the drum.  The drum spins freely and I can hear the ball rolling behind the drum.  How do I go about taking apart the wash machine to pull out the ball or whatever is rolling around behind the drum?
thanks...mike

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  • kazlausky Nov 22, 2008

    My wife had the Sears guy come out and stated that it will cost $300 to fix.  The concern is once I get the back off and I break the seal what is the cost of the replacement parts and where can I purchase?


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The bearing in the duet is attached to the outer rear tub of the washer. You have to remove the whole rear half of the outer tub. Take off the back and you will see all the screws around the tub where they attach together. you have to buy the whole rear half too. They wont let you replace just the bearings.

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    Justin Duby Nov 22, 2008

    If you get your model number and go to the parts section at sear.com you can check the price of the parts via model number. And you will be able to access diagrams of your machine.

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