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Whirlpool duet washer tub bearing

Model number GHW9250ML0, Part # 285983. Ineed to replace this part, I have the part. I need procedure for removal and install. Thank you. Kyle

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Wow ,,that unit must sound like a jet ..this is a job,,i can talk you though but i cant tonight,,if you can wait i will help tommorow at 6 after work..if you need a little head startgo to

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