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Washing machine sometimes does not go through it's cycle

Suspected belts slipping but I've since stripped it down and the motor bearings are worn ,I can't see how to remove the bearings, is this possible or do I have to buy a new motor.I live in England so parts for these older models are hard to get I would just like to add that this is the first time this washer has ever gone wrong ,it is brilliant .Thanks in anticipation steve

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  • arthurtours Dec 02, 2008

    hi barkencoa It's a maytag toploader la212 washing machine I've got the motor out but cannot see how it comes to bits thanks steve

  • Barry Coates
    Barry Coates May 11, 2010

    Hi Steve.

    I don't know if you have sorted your problem out yet, but depending on make of washer, it is possible to replace the bearings.

    Come back to me if you need more info.

    Cheers

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Hi Steve
If he motor is welded or riveted together. then you will not be able to change the bearings, if however it is fastened together with screws, then it may be possible to replace bearing(s).. you will only find out if you can disasemble the motor..
Good luck.

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