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Old 11-28-2016, 07:38 PM
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Default Fixing the Frigidare front load washing machine

For the last month or so, the washing machine sounds like a jet taking off when it gets to the spin cycle. I wasn't feeling well today and the rain outside made the decision for me, work inside! Per usual, I searched online and found some videos. The first one said that it was not economically feasible to save the washer and to replace the whole thing. The next one showed step by step how to take the washer apart and to replace THE WHOLE BACK HALF for a few hundred dollars! I found a kit with 2 bearings and a seal for $25 shipped.

It amazes me that someone would replace the whole rear of the unit rather than a seal and some bearings. WTF
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Old 11-28-2016, 08:01 PM
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It amazes me that someone would replace the whole rear of the unit rather than a seal and some bearings. WTF
Have you tried to hire someone lately that could do what you did here?

I would have done the replace the bearing and seal like you did.

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Old 11-28-2016, 08:05 PM
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Well done and a nice tool set!
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Old 11-28-2016, 08:10 PM
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Well, the pic was right side up on the pc when I attached it...





Anyhoo, its just a pile of parts right now, just ordered the parts today. I wasn't sure if there would be more wrong, so I split it open to check prior to ordering.
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Old 11-28-2016, 08:27 PM
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With the current manufacturing warranties and the some of the younger generation that does not have the tools or brains to fix anything. We have evolved into a throw away society.

Nice repair job!!!
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Old 11-28-2016, 08:33 PM
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A lot of this new stuff is hard to figure out how to get into. Took me a hour to figure out how to get into our Keurig coffee pot
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Old 11-28-2016, 09:03 PM
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Took me a hour to figure out how to get into our Keurig coffee pot
I am not a "coffee guy", an hour would have brought Mr. Eastwing to the front of the line-up.
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Old 11-28-2016, 09:48 PM
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Wow, while putting away tools and organizing till parts come in, I noticed the motor is a 16000 rpm motor.

Yes, sixteen thousand rpm!

The pulley on the motor is 1 inch, the pulley on the drum is 14.5= 1103 rpm?
The drum is larger, wouldn't that increase the speed too?


No wonder socks get stuck in the crevices!
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Old 11-28-2016, 10:44 PM
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Nice save. Mine has been apart a few times, heard the same comments about replacing the whole thing. Those motors are variable speed, and I am not sure if they ever achieve their full rated speed or not.
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Old 11-28-2016, 10:57 PM
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Our new washer is an inverter design. DC motor. Spins at 2 1/2 times as the old ac motor did. Clothes do come out very dry. Saves dryer time.

Edit: Spin rate is 1K.
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