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Removing the bearings from my direct drive washing machine

Hi i am trying to replace the bearings and seal on my DD washer, i have taken the back off, but cannot get the bearings out, can you please advise me, the washer is sitting in the middle of the kitchen, with a basket of washing waiting. please help. Thanks, Thelma

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  • thelma brown May 25, 2007

    did try to rate, but unable to as the site was not available. however, i have decided to purchase a new washer,one with a belt and bushes. shall steer clear of direct drives, only had it for 3 years, cost £550, a very expensive mistake.. would not recommend direct drive. on a final note, i would just like to say thank you for all your input and advice, this is a brilliant informative site.

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If you're talking about the rear drum support bearing, they are usually not removable. They are molded into the plastic tub shell. When the bearings go bad you generally have to replace the entire back shell of the wash tub.

Posted on May 23, 2007

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    Jeff Rockwell May 28, 2007

    Thanks for the feedback. Sorry I couldn't have been more help for you. Good luck with your new washer.

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