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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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  • Anonymous Nov 21, 2007

    I am having the same problem. During warranty period Sears Tech said it was just a piece of loose rubber. Now it's the bearing

  • madconsumer Mar 07, 2008

    i had the same problem but have an extended warranty. the technician said it was a bad bearing. they fixed at a cost $1334.95. i can't believe they didn't replace the machine because the cost of a new machine would be less than the repair. great business decision. i'm so glad for the warranty. the technician told me it happened because i used the wrong detergent. however, i've only used the recommended. i think it's the excessive vibration when it spins. the technician said i could never get rid of the vibration unless it was on a cement pad. i don't know what i'll do when the warranty runs out. buy something else

  • pkr1 May 19, 2008

    I have same problem. It suddenly start making a lot of noise while spinning the clothes and then suddenly goes quite as working normal. I was thinking that something small has gone out through the drums holes and stuck somewhere in the driving/rotating system to cause this sudden/intermittent noise.

  • cam714 Dec 31, 2008

    similar problem here as well. i removed the back cover and found the pulley on the back of the drum would bind while spinning the drum manually. i believe this to be a bearing problem. now to find the parts!
    also, i believe this was due to washing heavy rugs that initially caused the drum to be out of balance.this, over time, probably caused the bearing to fail. there is a brown powder leaking from the bolt in the center of the drum, which i believe dripped out of the bearing when it was in use (otherwise, how would powder drip;-)).


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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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