I have an LG washer WM2032HW. Trying to get the ball bearing out to replace it. Have the front part of the plastic tub removed. Cannot get the back half of the plastic tub separated from the metal drum. Have disassembled back cover, rotor, stator. Is there anything else holding these two pieces together other than the shaft and the bearings?
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The following items on your Mazda have ball bearings, and are on the passenger side.
1) Wheel bearings, front and rear.
2) CV joints, inner and outer.
3) Alternator, front and rear.
4) Power steering pump.
5) Water pump.
6) Idler pulley and/or tensioner pulley.
7) A.C. Compressor.
8) a few I may have missed.
Unless you are a skilled DIY person, I do not recommend that you try to replace this tub bearing on the washer yourself. One has to virtually strip the entire machine to remove the tub to accomplish this bearing replacement.
If you are skilled, then please supply the model number of your machine.
The rear half of the outer wash drum (which contains the rear bearing and tub shaft seal) needs to be replaced. On a 1 - 10 scale, this rates a difficulty rating of about an 8. An experienced appliance tech can do it in about 2 hours, and hit you up for about $500. I do not suggest this as a do it yourself repair. Did you know that the new LG machines use a balance ring to make them much smoother running? (Hint: It may be wiser to replace the machine.)
The tub rides on a ball in the rear center. The ball sits in a plastic bearing with a metal mount. When the plastic wears down the bearing begins to rub the metal mount. WARNING: procrastination can cause this metal mount to eat into the ball and litterally cut it off causing the drum to fall into the heating element. To repair simply pop the top using a putty knife, remove the front and take the idler loose from a small hatch in the rear. Use the belt to help you get the drum out the front. NOTE. the kit comes with everything needed to make the repairs. If you are frugal the bearing it sold seperately.
The bearing in the duet is attached to the outer rear tub of the washer. You have to remove the whole rear half of the outer tub. Take off the back and you will see all the screws around the tub where they attach together. you have to buy the whole rear half too. They wont let you replace just the bearings.
you have to pull entire tub assy out of mach,removing all hoses,motor,wiring shocks and springs.then you remove all the bolts going around the middle of front and rear tub.the bearings and seals are pressed into the rear tub and are not removable for separate replacement.rear tub and basket have to be replaced together and is quite expensive to buy these parts..good luck
You may have a bearing problem and it will need to be looked at by a qualified LG technician. That is a big job and will require total disassembly of the tub and drum assembly to get to the bearings. There are 2 of them.
You are in for a big job there. I will try to give you the best step by step possible. First get you a rear bearing part number 131825900. This part retails for $5.96 but you may pay as much as $11.99 This is only for the bearing not the ball that goes on the back of the tub. You will also need some white lithium grease. You will put a small about inside the rear bearing.You may also want to have a second person to help screw the bearing in place. Step one will be to unplug the machine and pull it out so you will have access to the back. Most of the repair will be done from the front of the machine. step 2, You will need to pop up the top of the machine. You do this by inserting a flat blade screwdriver into the two clips holding the top down. They are located about two inches from the left and right side front under the top. Then you will need to remove the front panel and door. You will do this by removing the two screws from the top left and right of the inside of the front panel. the front will then tilt forward from the top and lift off. Use caution because your door swith will still have two wires attached. You can leave these inplace. next will be to remove the belt from around the tub. To do this reach underneath the tub and remove the belt from the idler pulley and the motor shaft. Remember how you take this off because you will be putting it back shortly. When the belt is loose you will use it to lift the tub upward with a sharp ****. The rear of the tub has a ball and socket joint and the ball must be pulled up and out of the bearing. When the rear of the tub lifts up you will then remove the tub out the front exposing the rear bearing and the heating element. Note, If you damage the heating element while doing this you will need to head back out to the appliance store and buy a new one. You can not take extra slack out of the heater if you have stretched it. The final step will be replacing the bearing. Use caution so you do not loose the small ball bearing in the rear center of the bearing. You will have two screw to remove and a small metal bracket on the back of the machine. When reinstalling the screws you may need that second person to hold this bracket. Once installed and the small ball bearing is inplace add the grease. Look at the ball on the back of the tub to make sure it is not bad. If it looks ok then just reassemle and start drying. Good luck. MCA0824@aol.com