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Drum stuck sounds and looks like the bearings are broken

The motor turns but the drum gets stuck, "grease" mark going down the back. grinding sound when it does turn. cant figure out how to take the "axle" out to replace. where do i go from here?

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Your bearings are shot your washer needs to be rebuilt but it is cheaper to buy a new washer in order to fix it you need to replace both tubs and the basket at least i like to replace the pulley and belt as well but thats up to you

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