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How Can I Obtain A Service Manual To Replace The Bearings On The Washer Basket? The Appliance Repairmen I've Talked To Just Laugh When I Tell Them That I Want To Replace Them. (They Say That It's Not Worth It.)

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You will have to replace the entire outer tub. I have posted a link to the service manual as well as the tub from the least expensive parts retailer. This job will require two people and about 2-3 hours.

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My GE washer, Model WCVH6260FWW, is making loud squeaking noises when it spins. The drum does not seem to be properly supported. It is dragging along the bottom of the rim when it spins.

Have the exact same problem as you are writing about and have researched to the point that I know more about front load washers than I ever wanted to. Mine does the same, the basket (stainless steel) doesn't look centered in the unit anymore, you can tell when looking around the perimeter of the basket and compare to the rubber gasket. On front load washers the basket (the stainless piece that spins), if the door is open and if you push up on the basket there should be very very little to NO play or give . Meaning the basket should not be able to move up, down, side to side (not talking about spinning, just north, south, east, west). If there is play or movement, which in the case of mine it is flopping all over the place there is a very good chance (thinking 95% sure) that it is the bearing. Not good news for any front washer but GE in all it's wisdom set it's crack engineers out to design this unit so that the bearing is not an individual part, this design has the basket (THE ACTUAL STAINLESS BASKET), THE SUPPORT ROD AND BEARINGS AS A SINGLE PIECE. Totally idiotic and such a poor design I have to believe that it was done this way in order to ensure future sales of new units or high repair costs. The "Basket Assembly" alone is between $550 and $650, before tax, before labor if you don't do it yourself. If you decided to tackle this yourself their crack engineers designed it to where you have to totally disassemble the entire unit to replace it. No exaggeration, you literally have to take the entire outer tub assembly apart to replace and the outer tub assembly is heavy (may not be a one person job). If you are able to accomplish this without damaging any other part then you have to Humpty Dumpty back together again, without damaging anything else.
I was able to find the service manual online for this unit and if the part wasn't 75% of the cost of the entire unit I might try to repair it myself and I consider myself mechanically self sufficient. If you don't have the service manual, the correct tools or have a short tolerance level for these things then forget it, let alone the price.
Had to vent a little. I could have made this post much shorter and just said, **** design, problem is probably the bearing, their design has this piece part of the entire basket assembly, cost $600+ part only, degree of difficulty to repair 9 (out of 10, a 10 would be building the unit from pieces found at a scrap yard), punt and think about a new unit.
Really irritates me that a washer can be 5 or 6 years old and if this happens you are really screwed. Now I know what to look for in a new unit and to check into how the thing is designed just in case a bearing goes out in the future you don't get left up the river as you we are with this unit.
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Our Crosley washing machine (Model # CW5000W) will not spin all the water out of the clothes and is making a bad noise while it spins.

Three possibilities here,

One, you've overloaded the washer with clothes, throwing the washer basket on tilt because of the extra weight and force against the agitator. Remove the wet clothes from the washer and try continuing the cycle.

Two, One of the elastic/spring arms that centers the basket inside the washer housing has broken and is allowing the basket to simply flop around. Disassemble the washer and inspect the basket supports.

Three, The center post that the washer basket sits on is going bad - The most common reason is that the bearings have gone bad. Disassemble the washer and replace the bearings at the base of the basket where it connects to the motor.

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First, see the Sears parts site for your washer:

Next, see the following for how to release the console, remove the cabinet and pull the pump, motor, gearcase and spintube.

You don't have to buy a special spanner wrench ($20) to remove the spanner nut. I've used a short 10" pipe wrench (about $9.00 also good for cracking walnuts) hooked over one of the tabs on the spanner nut, tap the handle with a hammer and it should loosen.

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No you do not have problems with your bearings (especially if you can rotate the basket and it rotates nice and smooth).

What has happened to your machine is exactly what happened to mine: One of the three 'legs' on the shaft support attached to the rear or the basket has broken. The reason it broke is because the bracket is made of die-cast aluminum alloy that is being attacked by galvanic corrosion. See attached pictures of the corroded shaft support, including a close-up of the break. This is what you will find when your machine is taken apart.

You can verify this failure mode by slowly rotating the basket and observing the position of the basket at its maximum off-center location. While the basket is at this position look at the back of the basket and you should see one of the three 'indents' located at the 12 o'clock position. While at this position you should be able to move the basket up and down. Now rotate the basket 120 deg so that the next 'indent' is positioned at the 12 o'clock position. The basket will now be more centered in the opening, and you will not be able to move the basket up and down. You have just identified which of the three bracket arms have been broken.

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I had the same problem with my FWT647GHSO front loader shaking, the bearings in the outer rear drum were gone, I repair machinery for a living not appliances ( except my own ) and the job took me close to 4 hours to complete, it is working well now but I did notice some hairline cracking on the yoke that holds the inner basket so I guess it's time to start saving my pennies for a new one :( too bad the inner drum is ~$200.00 or I would endure the 4 hours labor again to replace that as well. Best of luck

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