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Old 11-29-2016, 08:43 AM
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Done the same to our whirlpool washer few months ago local oreilly's ordered the bearings and seal
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Old 11-29-2016, 11:14 AM
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I did that exact same repair for a friend. NO WAY would it have been feasible if I had actually charged them the labor to do it. And as it was, I had them make their kids hammer out the old bearing during the whole day I took off between tear down and reassembly.

It convinced me how much I love my 15-year old stacked top-loader. I've done the front dryer bearings, and that's it.
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Old 11-29-2016, 10:05 PM
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Its been a great set of washer and dryer, aside from this the only thing needed was a shock absorber. The girlfriend thinks she should be able to stuff 6cuft in a washer thats rated at 2.8cuft and not have any issues...

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Old 11-29-2016, 10:48 PM
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This reminds me of how much I appreciate my friend, Manuel.
I bought my last washer & dryer set from him about 5 years ago, lightly used & showroom clean, top load washer, conventional dryer for about $350.
A couple of months ago when I went to switch a load from the washer to the dryer I found about 6 inches of water still in the tub. I turned the dial to a spin cycle and let it finish. Next load, same thing then the next weekend it cycled as usual. Then it was back to water left in the tub for a couple more weeks.
I stopped by the store & told Manuel about it & said it was either a bad water valve (which I doubted) or a bad clutch. He offered to have his repairman, Bobby, take it home to replace the clutch if needed to save me the extra cost of "shop time". I decided to wait & see how it played out.

Finally it came down to a point where it always left water in the tub and I could no longer pick another spin cycle to drain it out. The motor would start, begin to spin, then shut back down; a minute later it would try to run again for a few seconds & shut back off. I reported to Manuel that it appeared to be overheating & tripping the motor overload. He said that was unlikely & sent Bobby to pick it up.
Bobby called an hour later, said he switched out the motor & got the same result. His conclusion was that the timer was trying to run the motor on two speeds simultaneously causing it to overheat. He also said a new timer cost too much to make replacement practical.

End result, Bobby brought me another washing machine, very nice & clean - in fact, it looks new - for $150 total. I had seen the same unit in his showroom the day before with a $249 price on it.
I paid $170 (cash) & told Bobby to use the $20 to buy them both lunch or whatever, and thank you very much.

Live long & prosper, Manuel!
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Old 11-29-2016, 11:04 PM
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End result, Bobby brought me another washing machine, very nice & clean - in fact, it looks new - for $150 total. I had seen the same unit in his showroom the day before with a $249 price on it.
I paid $170 (cash) & told Bobby to use the $20 to buy them both lunch or whatever, and thank you very much.

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Old 12-03-2016, 01:05 PM
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So i forget how i took the dang thing apart, the seal goes in with the spring facing AWAY from the water, right?

Flat side toward water?

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Old 12-03-2016, 01:35 PM
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So i forget how i took the dang thing apart, the seal goes in with the spring facinh AWAY from the water, right?

Flat side toward water?
I would think that is correct. I tried to find a video on Repairclinic no luck. But, in the comments on that repair one of the posters said it goes better with an extra set of hands to help stretch the seal and spring to get it into place.
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Old 12-03-2016, 01:47 PM
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All the info and videos i found show the flat surface toward water.
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Old 12-03-2016, 09:53 PM
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Well...

The first load is running

No leaks yet!
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Old 12-03-2016, 10:59 PM
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So i forget how i took the dang thing apart,
Flat side toward water?
The older I get the more often that happens. I take pics, but usually miss some area, and then it is a trial and error mode.
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