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Offline JPG

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whirlpool front loader bad bearings
« on: December 19, 2012, 04:51:46 PM »
Has anybody heard that whirlpool is going to start fixing these bearings at n/c even if ther  a few years old??  Is anybody out there a whirlpool auth company that would now something about this??  tks   JPG

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Re: whirlpool front loader bad bearings
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2012, 05:00:11 PM »
There are a few models that w/p will cover but in general their attitude is ...out of warranty to bad so sad .

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Re: whirlpool front loader bad bearings
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2012, 05:17:45 PM »
Although I am not an authorized technician for Whirlpool, I would believe its a case by case basis with certain serial number ranges due to manufacture defect/workmanship. I have a dear friend with a kitchen FILLED with Whirlpool appliances out of warranty. When he called for repair and a possible concession, they were very rude and as RAH52 mentioned, Too bad, so SAD. :D

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Re: whirlpool front loader bad bearings
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2012, 06:22:10 PM »
I'm authorized w/p warranty and see this almost dailey .

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Re: whirlpool front loader bad bearings
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2012, 07:17:31 PM »
Its on a case by case basis. You can try to get them to cover it if you are persistent enough. Or are a lawyer and threaten legal action... I believe there is a service pointer about this.

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Re: whirlpool front loader bad bearings
« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2012, 09:06:14 PM »
Or just tell them it is a fire hazard ? For sum odd reason the mention of fire seems to get a great deal of reaction. :popcorn:

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Re: whirlpool front loader bad bearings
« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2012, 11:20:23 PM »
I had one recently that was 6 months out of warranty.  I had the customer call Whirlpool customer service.  Customer service called me to verify the diagnosis.  They sent the inner drum and both tub halves, free of charge.  I did the repair, they didn't require me to be a factory authorized servicer. I had another one yesterday, we'll see if it turns out to be the same deal.  Keep in mind, they're only supplying the parts, not the labor.

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Re: whirlpool front loader bad bearings
« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2012, 04:18:00 AM »
I'm thinkin these were on the list of  washers that w/p identified as machines with premature bearing failure .As I recall there is a special number for the tech to call.

 

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