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Is this the bearing

This washer was working ok and recently has started to make a LOT of noise when spinning. Can you help me locate the problem? I had the front off and the tub spins a little off. There is a yellow material under the transmission. Is this a bearing?

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Re: is this the bearing

The yellow condition usually means the transmission has a leak or crack in it. This fluid could be causing the bearing to make noise or it could actually be the transmission doing it. Also, sometimes that yellowish stuff could be coming from the bearing getting water in it from a leak somewhere. Check everything really good for leaks. Understand though, unless you have two special tools, do not attempt to do this job yourself. You need a spring removal tool to remove the springs, and a special brake removal ool for the bottom brake. Be sure you dont remove that brake assembly without this tool, the plate will come off with a huge amount of force. Let me know if you need further help or information. Jim

Posted on Nov 19, 2007

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