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Author Topic: Has Anyone done the Cabrio-Bravos-Oasis Bearing and Shaft Repair Yet?  (Read 792 times)

Offline Wedgeman55

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I have to do a Bravos Bearing Job.   My question - A new tub and shaft is about 210 dollars for the whole new tub assembly,  and about 80 for the new bearings and seal and shaft kit.  I was curious if anyone has been doing or has done the new bearing repair on the existing tub.   
 
My Questions -
      If bearings don't go in exactly straight or if there is some playor slop in tub after removing old bearings and seal,  It might not work properly.   
      How much harder and time consuming to repair vs just replacing whole tub?
     
   They have the tool kit at the parts store,  so I can pick that up.    Anyone who has done the job and can give feedback would be appreciated.
 
 
 
   
 
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Re: Has Anyone done the Cabrio-Bravos-Oasis Bearing and Shaft Repair Yet?
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2012, 06:59:05 PM »
I have done a bunch of them, both by replacing the entire tub, and just replacing the bearings and seal.  Both take about the same time, and personally I find replacing the bearings and seal/shaft is easier.  You must have the tool to press the new bearings in.  The tool basically self aligns the bearings.  There's hardly any way you can screw it up.  I actually installed 1 bearing kit on Friday at work,  and 1 on sat for a friend.   It takes me about 35 minutes to complete the job.  The part supplier I use is Marcone and they sell the bearing kit part #w10435302 for about $55 bucks.    Here's some tips that help me complete the job

1.  Tape the lid shut.

2.   Pull all parts of tub assy out before leaning the machine back to get underneath.

3.  Remove motor assy.  Loosen the nut on the spin shaft, and wack it out upwards with a hammer.

4.  Set machine back down, i use a big flat blade craftsman screwdriver and pound the lower bearing out first.

5.  Tilt the machine again, and pound the upper bearing out from underneath.

At that point your done taking apart, and just reassemble.  There are instructions in the box.
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Re: Has Anyone done the Cabrio-Bravos-Oasis Bearing and Shaft Repair Yet?
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2012, 10:13:35 PM »
Here are the instructions that come with the kit.

http://appliancejunk.com/forums/index.php?topic=8960.0

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Re: Has Anyone done the Cabrio-Bravos-Oasis Bearing and Shaft Repair Yet?
« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2012, 12:39:56 AM »
Thanks for the info.

I mentioned this machine in an older post, and was having a hard time gettting the drum out.  I also had another that was difficult, but not really bad.  Turns out that rust & gunk get between two sleeves in the drum, and trying to slide it up just compacts the gunk.  I guess you just have to force it, 'cause I can't think of another way.

The first machine was one I picked up with a drum engagement error.  When I get to it, I'm concerned about the bearings & seals, 'cause I really had to whack it to get the drum up.

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Re: Has Anyone done the Cabrio-Bravos-Oasis Bearing and Shaft Repair Yet?
« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2012, 05:07:37 AM »
I've done lots easy job ,doesn't matter which method you choose you still have to get the drum out .I've had that issue once and had to beat the daylights out of it to get it out .

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Re: Has Anyone done the Cabrio-Bravos-Oasis Bearing and Shaft Repair Yet?
« Reply #5 on: December 24, 2012, 10:22:36 AM »
I've done too many to count. As long as everything isn't rusted together, you should be in and out in about an hour.

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Re: Has Anyone done the Cabrio-Bravos-Oasis Bearing and Shaft Repair Yet?
« Reply #6 on: December 24, 2012, 04:04:35 PM »
I did two of them today. First one about 45 minutes (unit in a bathroom  :( ) Second one took about 35 minutes.                                 

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Re: Has Anyone done the Cabrio-Bravos-Oasis Bearing and Shaft Repair Yet?
« Reply #7 on: December 24, 2012, 05:44:36 PM »
 :tickedoff: Hour and a half on the last one. Stuck tub ??? ??

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Re: Has Anyone done the Cabrio-Bravos-Oasis Bearing and Shaft Repair Yet?
« Reply #8 on: December 25, 2012, 02:05:18 AM »
Thanks, Guys for all the input.  With alot of these machines getting older,  Im sure I'll be running into many more of these.   I guess I'm gonna get the toolkit and install the bearings.    Servall has it in stock.    Don't know why, but I haven't seen many of these to this date.     I'll probably do it next week after new years.   I was worried bearings might go in cocked and not line up,   but now I'm not.
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Re: Has Anyone done the Cabrio-Bravos-Oasis Bearing and Shaft Repair Yet?
« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2013, 09:45:51 PM »
I've got my first one tomorrow.  Doesn't look like it's too bad of a job.

 

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