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Replace drum bearings on a Maytag MAH5500BWW

How many hours does it take an experienced appliance service technician to replace the outer tub and lip seal. Factory flat rate hours.

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Re: replace drum bearings on a Maytag MAH5500BWW

It depends on the installation. Is the area small?? How long would it take to clear the area for complete dissasembly?? After i had the machine all ready to be taken apart we charge 3 hours. Its not an easy job to say the least. However i personally own the same machine that i acquired and installed the new outer tub and seal. The seal comes with the new tub.

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Very loud spin cycle

The link below, courtesy of, shows that the rear bearing comes with the outer tub only and is very pricey! I have been unable to find a service agency that offers just the bearing. Very aggravating. would be a good place to define your issue.

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the rear bearing is bad the bearing is press in to the outer tub the outer tube is like a **** shell you need the rear half and new seals it is a big job if you are going to do it you will need a manul

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Grinding noise

The Neptune bearings are an interesting breed... Maytag wants you to replace the whole outer tub which includes the bearings installed for $180 or so. You can replace the bearings yourself. See to see how it is done. The tool costs $379 or so... but it is designed for the service tech. not the But watching the video can give you an idea of how to do it yourself. The bearings were available on for about $35.00. You will also need the Maytag seal kit 12002022 to complete the job whether you decide to replace bearings or the outer tub.

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