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Re: Photos: Whirlpool Duet washer with bad bearings, only 2.5 years old!
« Reply #10 on: February 26, 2008, 11:51:23 AM »
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Re: Photos: Whirlpool Duet washer with bad bearings, only 2.5 years old!
« Reply #11 on: February 26, 2008, 05:07:55 PM »
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Re: Photos: Whirlpool Duet washer with bad bearings, only 2.5 years old!
« Reply #12 on: February 29, 2008, 02:03:46 PM »
Well the washer Technician came today! Before he even touched the machine I told him it was the tub bearing, I spun the tub by hand... He agreed, took the product number and said "see you in a couple of weeks, we have to order the parts."

So we will have to live with the sound of a jet taking off for awhile more.....I just hope nothing further gets damaged!

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Re: Photos: Whirlpool Duet washer with bad bearings, only 2.5 years old!
« Reply #13 on: February 29, 2008, 02:45:48 PM »
It should be fine for a couple weeks.
I have known some of these machines to run with bad bearings for a month or longer.

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Re: Photos: Whirlpool Duet washer with bad bearings, only 2.5 years old!
« Reply #14 on: February 29, 2008, 03:50:02 PM »
Hehehe....a month? Mine has been getting noiser and noiser...it's been about 6 month's if not more! I think I was getting used to it, until my brother in law who has the same machine said his is not that loud...! Now I can hear it from the third floor!

Anyway, thanks for all the advice!

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Finaly! My washer tub has been replaced! No more jet taking off! Lol! The technicians even left the old tub at my place. I wonder if the seal is a part I would be able to buy? I'm pretty sure I can get the bearing at a bearing shop. My only problem is that I don't have much room to store the old tub. Anybody want to buy an old Whirlpool Duet washer tub....hahaha!

Thanks guys!

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That's great!

Glad to hear you got it repaired.  O0

Thanks for the update.
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Guess I'm late to the party,

I'd keep the extra tub and replace the bearing for future use.  From what I've read and my own experience, you'll be needing it.

My front loader's bearing failed @ 2.8 years, (I guess I'm luckier than you).  How is it, they cover the drum for 5 years but not the bearing that supports the whole mess?  That'd be like Ford or GM saying your engine is covered for 5 years, but not the main bearings supporting the crankshaft. 

After going round and round with the rude call-center folks at Whirlpool, it's time for a letter to the COE, (Like that'll be read).
Looks like I'll be replacing it myself.  I'll be using a stainless   
steel marine grade one though.

I will never, never, never, never, never, buy another product made by Whirpool.  I don't care who's name is on the badge.  Just plain junk products from a junk company.

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Mike why did you want to buy the front loader in the first place?
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Here's someone selling a Duet bearing kit for $79. It includes the bearings and seal. You could probably find the bearings cheaper somewhere else. The seal might be hard to find.

 

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