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The main tub bearing is out on my bosch wfmc3200 uc/01. I am trying to replace myself but I have been unable to locate replacement parts. When I look online with Bosch the only way that they show replacing these bearing is if you replace the entire rear outer tub, that is going to run me $400. This machine is eight years old, if I am going to spend that much I will simply replace it, can anyone tell me what the replacement bearings are, or if it is even worth replacing them? I am positive that the inner bearing is toast, it is in pieces on my laundry room floor.

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It is held on by a spring that stretches around the outside of the seal. The seal simply hooks on to a small lip so all you need to do is start in one spot and push it down and away. Then just work it around like removing a bike tire until it is fully removed. Be careful of the spring. It is hooked together so it may unhook once some of the tension is removed and snap around.

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Remove rear panel of washer.
Remove drive belt.
Unscrew the 2 bolts that hold motor to tub back.
Remove motor plug
Lever notor back with a screwdriver or similar, keeping a firm hold on motor.and remove motor
At the rear end of motor away from pulley you will see the brushes and the armature.
Remove brushes, and if there is less than 4 or 5mm of carbon left, then replace them.
Lightly clean the armature with emery cloth.
Refit in reverse order. Test.
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Posted on Jan 15, 2009

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Hi, it sounds like the bearings are going bad. Try spinning the drum with your hand while it is empty. It should spin nice and smooth. If the rotation feels a little rough and noisy, you might have a problem. You can double check by taking the drive belt off and try shaking the pulley. If there is "play" when shaking the pulley, the bearings are most likely toast. The inner stainless drum rides on two bearings which sit in the rear of the outer plastic drum. The whole plastic drum and bearings come as one piece and go for $150. It would cost about the price of a new maching to have someone come out and repair it for you. It sounds like kenmore has had a bearing problem which is pretty rediculous considering how much these things cost. Sears said, "those tend to go in a few years", which is criminal especially since the warrenty is usually conveniently exopired by the time this problem happens. If you are handy, have a spare day, and can remember how to put a washing machine back together, go for it. I did it and it was not a fun time. There is a lot of sharp metal edges in the machine so wear gloves.

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Check the motor control board for dry joints, poor contact, signs of excessive heat around plugs/pins
I would try new brushes again or thoroughly inspect whether they are contacting the commutator.
I hope I have been of help but please do not hesitate to ask if you have any further questions.
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The pump for those WFMC washers is part # 436440 and priced around $75USD at "" or "" to name a couple.

I would caution you though before going ahead and buying the pump, you may not need it. It is too common that folks mis-diagnose Bosch machines due to lack of knowledge or lack of interest, I can't say.

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Hi Duane, welcome to FixYa.

While the price of $1000.00 sounds about right if hiring a pro, it is expensive. The parts alone you`d require are in the range of $675.00.

The outer rear tub assembly #W10250763 ( outer tub is in two pieces with the rear housing the bearing ) is listed at $315US

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Series 10 & 11 from what I have learned use the upper One-Way Roller Clutch bearing ring and not the integrated Lower Outer Tub bearing as in I believe the Series 12 and above do.

Series 10 Outer Tub Bearing work I and another forum member are working on. The links will give you some direction if you DIY.

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Post back if we can help I’m an owner like you not a repair person. I feel the cost to have the Outer Tub Bearing replaced will trigger you to make a replacement decision……Rich

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Outer Tub Bearing replacement is a job. What is the first to digits of your Serial Number it will be 10 through 17.

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Press Hand Wash.

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I believe a lot of folks toss this $1K machine when a $50 dollar clutch replacement or an even cheaper a Oneway roller clutch bearing clean up (if the bearings are rust free) will get the machine back in service.
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