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Bearing is shot

My washer bearing is shot. The washer is 3 1/2 years old. Is this covered under warranty?

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    Valerie Moeller May 06, 2009

    Thanks, I already bought a new washer. The repairman said it too expensive to fix and what was wrong with it was that it was a GE. Ha, ha. Got a Whirlpool.

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Probley not but check manuel. Transmission bearing did have longer warrenty 3 to 5 year ago.So have alok in maneul.

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it does happen from the wrong type of soap being used. the suds from regular soap will destroy the seal and allow water to get into the rear bearings causing the bearing to fail and become noisy.
HE type soaps have been recommended by the manufacturer for about 6-7 years now and you MUST use them to prevent this from happening. it can also happen with HE is you just use too much.
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To check impeller, remove the bottom access panel. There you will find a pump filter that you can unscrew and remove debris. UNSCREW AND DRAIN SLOWLY as there will be lots of water to catch..
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