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Kenmore Front loader

Bearing noise, Can I replace it myself? Machine is only 2yrs old. The worst machine I have ever bought. Sears is usually great? Can you tell me how to replace?

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    I have the same problem, but what I thought was bearing problems turns out to be the rear tub assembly has broken away from the bearing rod. My machine is 5 years old. We're going to try replacing the rear tub assembly before purchasing a new machine. Have heard of many problems with front load washers...too much weight on the spindle.

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You will have to replace the rear tub assembly (contains bearing) which means practically the whole machine is taken apart. A good tech can do it in about 1.5 hours.

Two years sounds very premature for bearing failure. Make sure you are using HE (high efficiency) detergent (about 2 tablespoons for a full load).

Let me know if you want instructions on how to replace it once you get the rear tub assembly.

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