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Removal of the bearings

HI, I have a problem with "How to remove the Bearings" from my LG washing machine. as it is direct drive, it is not as simple as replacing a belt on a normal machine, i know my problem is the bearings, as the noise is quite loud, and to continue to use the machine would be stupid, as i have a large family, i really need to resolve this problem fast, any advice would be gratefully recieved. Thank you mrs Brown

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Those bearings are almost impossible to remove.  You would be better off replace the rear half of the tub assembly as it comes with everything.

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Go to either or for how to videos on your model. they will show you how. i did it from their info and had never done anything like that before. give it a try. bearings and seals are not that expensive.

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