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Tub bearings the tub bearings went on this machine after 4 1/2 years and they want $480 to fix it - does this sound right?

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If they are replacing the back half of the outer tub that includes the bearings the part alone is $150.00 and the job is usually quoted at an 1 1/2 - 2 hours so depends on their labor rate and service call charge.

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Could be the bearings . But it could also be the springs that center and hold tub in place. They weaken over time and it is not uncommon for a tub to be scraping because one of the springs is shot. When you replace one, you replace all at same time and eat your wheaties because they are hard to replace.

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Some of the LG washers have a 10 year warranty on the motors and your issue could be fixed for free by LG if your problem is the motor.

Open the door of the washer and spin the inner tub fast and listen to find out if you hear a bearing or if it is the motor.

If the bearing is bad, labor and parts would be around $490 - $700. This is a major repair because the bearing is sold with the back half of the outter tub assy. So, you just cannot replace the bearing.

If its the motor, call LG about a posible warranty repair.

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Sounds like the tub bearing is gone. Get it checked out though. It could be the pump bearing, a cheaper fix. Or as bad as the tub bearing, a motor bearing.

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if im right its your tub bearing,,,, check your reciept this is covered under the ten year tub warrenty,
they will say its a bearing not a tub, but the bearing is pressed to the tub

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You have to take the tub out, take off the rotor from the bottom of the washer, remove 4 bolts and take off the stator, take off the bearing retaining nut, then drive the 2 bearings out with a drift. I bought the bearings online for 20 bucks from a supplier (VBX). They are standard metric bearings number 6005 and 6006. I put some silicone grease on the shaft seal and drove the new bearings into place. Then reassembled, and the washer is whisper quiet.

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I own a Maytag Performa 4 Speed/24 cycle Washing machine. it is 4 years old. Problem: A very LOUD grinding sound when washer engages into wash, rinse, spin cycles. The Tub does agitate - but I don't...

sounds like you have a tub seal problem, which took out the bearings, I take it one buzy mom does lots of laundry! Maybe time for a new washer.

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Maytag has the bearings pressed into the outer tub which means if they fix it they have to replace the whole outer tub for $500 alone. Maytag does not have the bearings themselves listed as a part number! I know of folks who were quoted $1,000 to fix the bearings! Who in their right mind will have their Neptune fixed for $1,000?

There is a new solution to this problem. See where you can get a bearing and seal kit along with the Tony Tool rental. The Tony Tool is slick tool used to pull the bearings out and reinstall them. There is a video on the site so you can see it in action. It takes an hour or so to change the bearings and you don't even have to remove the outer tub! Folks had to use pipes and hammers to get the bearings out before the Tony Tool was born.

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