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Repeated failure of the aluminum hub which carries the spin tub. It appears to be eaten away by water or detergent. Casting pockets are filled with what appaers to be dried detergent residue in spite of using only liquid detergent. Second failure in less than 24 months.

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  • Anonymous Dec 08, 2008

    Kenmore 41742142100 Front Loader washer had the tub support bracket break off two of the three legs when machine was 4 1/2 years old. Now, 1 1/2 years later, the bearings on rear shell failed. We also have used only liquid detergent with softened water. Are there any "class action lawsuits" in process for this problem which I can "piggy back" on? I'd be happy just to recover parts cost as we love the washer when it's working. I just purchased the rear shell w/bearings and seal and found the support bracket from just 1 1/2 years ago beginning to "pocket"/deteriate! So, I'm going to clean it up and paint it with epoxy/appliance paint to ward off this erroding hopefully. Too bad Sears/Fridgedaire are not listening to our cries. It's going to cost them many customers from what have read on Goggle and you can add my wife and I to the list!

  • Horsefly441 Dec 11, 2008

    After reading Goggles comments from many disgruntled Sears/Fridgidaire front loaders, the common theme of it doesn't matter if you use city water, well water, liquid detergent, powder detergent, cold water, hot water, etc.,these washer "spin tub support brackets should not be deteriating. I can see clothes not getting cleaned properly, over use of soap not being rinsed out, mold growing in machine, all of that, but, the tub bracket should not rot! They should have made it out of stainless, same material as the spin tub. Thanks for your help though. We'll try harder to "baby" the machine to see if it will give a couple more years of service. Horsefly

  • Ron Coons
    Ron Coons May 11, 2010

    whats the model and manufacture of unit?? and how exactly is the hub failing???

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The major cause of drum support failure is the use of todays modern powders and detergents, also .
another major factor is washing at too low a temperature.
At low temp washes , some of the active ingredients do not function at low temps..You need to change your washing habits.
Always follow the instructions on the wash powder manufacturers products, and at least once amonth do what is called a maintenance wash,this is putting the washer on at a high temp, with powder in, but no clothes.
This helps to keep the inside components clean
Another factor is using biological and non biological powders,

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