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Is this a sealed bearing?

Thaks, reg501, that was very helpful.
I pulled the back off and looked inside. Although I'm sure it is the tub bearing that is making the noise, it does not seem excessively worn per the test you suggested. Seems pretty tight, actually. Is there a way to lubricate this bearing or is it sealed? If it is a sealed bearing this failure is way premature and should be taken care of by Whirlpool, in my opinion.
Thanks, again,
Owen

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There is no way to lubricate the bearing. However.....I do know...that there were some models that were manufactured with inferior tub bearings. You should consider contacting Whirlpool for possible warranty concessions related to your particular issue.

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

Posted on Jul 06, 2008

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