Question about Whirlpool Cabrio WTW6600SBT Top Load Washer
MY WHIRLPOOL MOD#WTW6400SW1 WASHER IS JUST OVER 2 YEARS OLD, IS ALSO SOUNDING LIKE A BAD BEARING DURING THE SPIN CYCLE.NO NOTED VIBRATION JUST A ROUGH BEARING SOUND. I PULLED THE AGITATOR TO MAKE SURE IT WAS CLEAR.
You have to take the tub out, take off the rotor from the bottom of the washer, remove 4 bolts and take off the stator, take off the bearing retaining nut, then drive the 2 bearings out with a drift. I bought the bearings online for 20 bucks from a supplier (VBX). They are standard metric bearings number 6005 and 6006. I put some silicone grease on the shaft seal and drove the new bearings into place. Then reassembled, and the washer is whisper quiet.
Posted on Feb 04, 2011
Kylie is right, my washer is less than 2 years old, I have had the noisy spin for about 6 months, I finally had to replace the bearings, you were lucky, normally the they recommend a replacement ($250 plus shipping and ins.) for the entire tub/drive assembly, as there are no factory replacement parts, common bearings 6005, 6006
Posted on Jan 24, 2010
I have the same washer. With same problems. Best Buy came out every 6 month to lube the bearings. BUT ONLY TO USE VASELINE!!! After my third call, they had a expert (A REAL REPAIR MAN) come out and ordered new bearings. When the new ones came in, they are a new design totally! Running wonderful now.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Oct 28, 2012 | Whirlpool Cabrio WTW6600SBT Top Load...
Sounds like the main center bearing is going bad that's why it is not wanting to spin on its own and is also making the loud noise when its spinning i.e. sounding like a jet engine firing up or metal grinding noise. The bearing is probably welded to the shaft now. I would not repair this very expensive cost around $300 to $600 to fix I would go buy a good quality used one or a new one sorry for the bad news but that's what it is I see 2 of these a week in my shop same problem but hope this helps.
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