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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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  • mikeb1 Nov 22, 2007

    Thank you for your time and thoughts on this problem. I have looked into the tools and I think it would be best to have some help on this. I won't try this one on my own. Happy Thanksgiving.



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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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    James Greene Nov 22, 2007

    Probably the best advise I can give you. Those brakes can really hurt you if you are not careful. Good luck in which ever way you go, let me know if you need any further information, and Happy Holiday's. Jim



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