Question about Frigidaire GLTF1670A Front Load Washer
After a wash some clothes will have a brown streak on them, this same streak will wash out the next time in the wash. There are no other obvious signs of trouble with the washing machine.
Are the streaks on smaller pieces of clothing (socks, etc.)? If so, the clothing item might be getting caught inside the rubber gasket around the door, and getting the streak from there. Try cleaning inside the fold of the rubber gasket very well, and often and see if it keeps happening.
Posted on Feb 12, 2009
The bearings on the back of the outer shell, the ones that spin the was drum, are finished. There is also a seal on the inside of the shell that keeps water from leaking and it is leaking also. As a result the brown grease from the bearings is seeping past the seal and contaminating your wash. You need to replace the bearings and seal to fix the problem. You can go to your local appliance store and order the rear half of the outer shell for about $230.00 and have the same problem in 4 years. Or you can buy the bearings and seal at a bearing supply store for about $80.00.
The part numbers neede are:
Seal #408010 DAE (vulcanised double lip seal)
Rear bearing 6308 (sealed bearing)
Front bearing 6307 (sealed bearing)
The bearings to buy are made in Japan. If you buy cheep China bearings then you are asking for trouble because that is what was in your machine to start with. Timkin and *** are 2 of the best made bearings.
To remove the bearings you can use a hammer and a metal punch. To install them use a hammer and a 2X4 on end and be careful not to damage the bearing. This is easy to do.
An appliance repair shop will charge you the price of a new washer to do this repair. The choice is yours.
Posted on Feb 08, 2009
Click on "tags" above on this page, "brown streaks on clothes" you will see a lot of solutions. The bearing problem it is.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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