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My front loading kenmore 43142 washing machine is very noisy and there is grease on the clothes. I need instructions to change the bearings please.

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  • robertowooll May 21, 2009

    These instructions do not go as far as changing the bearing, please advise.


  • robertowooll May 21, 2009

    My front loading kenmore 43142 washing machine is very noisy and there is grease on the clothes. I need instructions to change the bearings please.
    The instructions I got did not go far enough - I need instructions to go a little further and replace the bearings.

  • robertowooll May 21, 2009

    Please - do I have to pay for this advise, because it does not answer my question ?


  • robertowooll May 22, 2009

    Please can you answer my question as it was posted - Do I have to pay if you do not help me ?

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This problem is always caused by the tumbler bearings being worn out, this is the noise and the grease, the grease is from the sealed bearings, when the bearing fails the grease goes out through the grease seal which is damaged by the worn bearings.
Go to this site for parts and further specific info on repairing your machine

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well my friend the bearings is replaced by accessing the bottom side of the washer, and is a not a simple repair.So i will advice u to take the help of a mechanic as u might not be able to repair it and more can damage it more.


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    I'm sorry to inform you it's a bearing, the machine is ready to
    be replaced. Those usually take 2 people about 1 /12 to do. The bearing
    is not a separate item. You need to replace the back basket and then
    the drum assembly since that is the shaft that gets scorn. Usually this
    always happen to machines that people do not use HE soap in or use too
    much soap. This is way too common and usually cost about $600 in parts
    only. I wish there was a better way but un-less it's under warranty, we
    never usually fix them becuase it's chepaer for a new machine.
    for the bad news my friend



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Please refer to the link bellow which would give you a detailed procedure how to get the bearings replaced.

and if you are looking for a pictoral instruction you can refer to the link bellow:

Thank You

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