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My Frigidaire FWT645RHSO front load washer sounds like a propeller airplane when it spins...HELP!

Today I noticed my front load washer is making a propeller airplane noise when it is spinning. It sounds like it is coming from the front, underneath. What do I check?

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Robin, it sounds like the tub bearings may be going out on your machine. With the washer empty, reach inside at the top and gently lift the inner stainless steel tub. Does it move up and feel like there is some slop or play in the tub. If the bearings are tight, the inner tub will not move much at all independently of the complete outer tub assembly.
Have you noticed any grease on any clothes recently? Usually what happens is the water seal fails and the water eventually washes the grease out of the bearings and they fail.
Depending on your skill level, there are some good online blogs about tub bearing replacement. You may not want to deal with it. You have to make the call on that. Thats my 2 cents worth. Good luck.

Posted on Mar 21, 2014

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    robin walls Mar 22, 2014

    There is a TON of play in the tub. I realized it was the bearings from what I have read. My NEW washer is being delivered in the morning! I'm going with the Kenmore Elite 41073. It is 5.2 cu ft!!! My old one was only 3.1 cu ft, so I am looking forward to this HUGE washer!!

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check out the drain pump if drain pump is blocked up water will not get away quick enough and stop machine from spinning
if that is clear
turn bowl by hand and if you get a runble noise then the main bearings are gone
that will need dismantle and replacement or new machine

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I had the same problem. The service tech came out and replaced the pump, it has been working fine ever since. I couldn't believe the pump went out in only a couple of years.

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sounds as if theres something stuck in your drain pump, youll need to remove the lower acess panel(2 screws across the bottom front of unit) you'll see teh pump in the rigth hand corner. i would remove as much water as possible before trying to remove the hose to the pump or you will get soaking wetaferer removig the hose youll be able tro see what trapped in oyu pump preventing free draining.. VERY common problem.DISCONNECT POWER THE DRAIN PUMP IS ALWAYS LIVE!!!!!!!!

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It sounds like your tub bearings are starting to go bad. Mine sounded like airplane taking off. Once the seal goes bad, water tends to migrate into the bearing cavity and flush the grease out of the bearings and then they wear quickly.
You have to completely remove the tub assembly to take it apart. Some say get a new washer, but I only paid $60 for the 2 bearings and a seal from a bearing house. They are even cheaper online.
You may as well try and fix it, worst case the junk yard doesn't care if it's in pieces when you bring it to them. I have no idea what an appliance repairman would charge to fix it.
If I remember right the seal is a 80mmx40mmx10mm metric seal. I found a rubber coated one from SKF I believe. The bearings should be 6306-2rs and 6307-2rs, but I would not buy anything till you have it apart. The bearings knock out easily.
INFO-Mine had -2z bearings installed which are only shielded bearings. The -2rs bearings hold up much better to water exposure in case the new seal leaks in the future.

If you want the exact seal part number, I can get it off my paperwork, Just write back.
I saw somewhere on an appliance blog that had step by step pictures of the procedure.

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Usually this is due to either the drum support breaking or the back bearing being bad-neither easy to fix- or worth it. Try lifting the drum up and down, if it moves up and down they are bad. I see this a lot, and the price of repair isn't worth it. Craig

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