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TUB WON'T MOVE , EVEN BY HAND

THE TUB ON MY FRIGIDAIRE FRONT LOAD WASHER WON'T MOVE ,EVEN BY HAND

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Drum Bearing or Drive motor have seized

If the drum wont turn by hand you need to take the back off , unship the drive belt and try again

If the drum turns it is the motor that has gone wrong.

If the drum will not trun look at the bottom of the drum backplate , is there rusty watermarks

If there it the centre seal has given up and let water into the bearings, as the water contains soap it washes the grease out and the bearings stick.

Sometime if you give the drum pulley a really hard pull in one direction the bearings will come free

Even then it is a short term measure as they will seize up again by the next wash

Posted on May 29, 2009

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TAKE THE BACK COVER OFF, EITHER THE MOTOR IS SEIZED UP OR THERE ARE SOME CLOTHES STUCK BEHIND THE DRUM

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My front load washer has a load clunk when the drum is spinning. If I spin it by hand I can still hear it. I took the back off and it sounds like coming from inside the drum.


Hello,

Welcome to FixYa.

Based on your description "My front load washer has a load clunk when the drum is spinning. If I spin it by hand I can still hear it. I took the back off and it sounds like coming from inside the drum"
my first suspicion would be a worn tub bearing, unfortunately all too common with those Frigidaire.

The tub bearing is likely worn, or the inner tub has broken apart.

You can check this by way of opening the door and grabbing the inner basket rim and moving up and down to feel for play...there should be zero play or zero tolerance in this bearing.

Second, since you`ve removed the back panel, grab the large pulley and try and move it back and forth or spin it with the belt off to listen for a grinding noise.

If it is indeed worn it will require practically the complete tub assembly ( rear wall with bearing and inner basket )...that is the least expensive and easiest fix at around $400 for the entire assembly.

example...

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You can opt to change just the rear wall and bearing with the basket in separate pieces, but it comes in around $370 and still leaves you with pulling the old one apart to re-use the front shell.

Either way this is a fairly involved repair and even for an experienced tech like myself can take 60 - 90mins.

Let me know what you find and I'll do what I can to assist you.

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