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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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.)
In the cradle where the center drum bearing fits is a plastic bearing mounted on a metal bracket. When that plastic bearing wears down the ball begins to contact the metal bracket. Bad things are ahead also. Because now as the drum turn the bracket is cutting into the ball. A typical Laundry center repair manual
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
Tub bearing replacement on ANY Amana (Maytag) can be difficult. Even for
experienced technicians, it can take 1 to 2 hours as long as there are
no surprises (corrosion, stubborn bolt etc). Also, all Maytag washers
require specialized tools for removing certain components of the
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.
If you're talking about the rear drum support bearing, they are usually not removable. They are molded into the plastic tub shell. When the bearings go bad you generally have to replace the entire back shell of the wash tub.