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Whirlpool AWM285-800 front loader

The bearings on the drum have become noisey
I have removed the pulley and the four bolts which seem to hold the bearing housing but cannot remove the housing even with a puller.

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That comes out when you pull the entire drum assembly, which means taking apart the cabinet/chassis. not for the rushed of time, or weak of arm muscles, I can assure you.

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