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Whirlpool Sport Duet: Purchased back in August 2006 the Spin Dry Cycle used to be very quiet - In the last month the cycle "sound effects" resemble the warm up of a commercial jet airliner. Richie_asg1 seems to have hit on something with his diagnosis of the Main Drum Bearing or Motor Bearing - However, in attempting to access the repair process the procedures listed stop with "Take the back off, remove the belt, and..." If you think this is the way to go please let us know - IF not??? Many Thanks, Robin & Owen Lewis

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To test for bearing failure, open the door, pull back the door seal then grab the plastic outer tub with one hand and the inner basket with the other hand. If you can lift on the basket and wiggle up and down, the tub bearing is bad.

The tub bearing is contained in the rear half of the outer tub. To replace the rear half of the outer tub requires total disassembly of the machine. The top, console, door seal, front panel, rear panel drain hose, pressure hose etc. all have to be removed. Then..the entire outer tub has to be removed and split apart. The basket will need to be removed and the rear half of the tub replaced,,,It is a very time consuming job, if you are mechanically inclined, you can do it, if not, consider a professional. Cost to repair by a professional will run around $450.00. Outer tub cost is around $300.00.

If you need further assistance, let me know
Regards,
reg501

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