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Loud vibration My Kenmore 46462 is 1 1/2 years old. It suddenly began making a lot of noise and vibration. The repairman wiggled the drum and said there was too much free play and that meant a bad rear drum bearing. He said it would cost $500 to repair. (The machine cost $750 when we bought it and had a 1 year warranty.) Do you think he is probably right?

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Re: Loud vibration

The bearing is nothing to replace once you have it.

but you have to dissemble the machine ,
take off the top and bottom access panel,
front control panel , front door assembly

now remove the drum as a unit.
you have to mark any hoses and wiring you disconnect.

its best to do it in the middle of garage,

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Peace Friend,
ngfam1 At your service!

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If the appliance is 10 years old or more you it may not be advisable to put good money into bad!
New appliances are so much more efficient today that they can save you a lot of money in energy!!!!
Water,Electric and detergent! And put money back in your pocket!
The new appliance will pay for itself in only a few years!

You will be fine
Bless You ngafm1

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