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Offline Michelle1819

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whirpool cabrio WTW6600SW2 leaking and loud
« on: February 21, 2014, 03:16:06 PM »
My top loading cabrio started making a loud noise during the spin cycle, then after a few more washes we noticed water leaking. It was a small amount but most likely during the spin cycle as well. When we tipped the washer back there is a circle of grease or what looks likes grease underneath. Also on the bottom of the tub there is splatter marks that look like grease.
From what I have been reading it seems like this is a result of a bad bearing? I was also told that it may be a water pump issue but if it was the water pump, would there be the grease substance splattered all over?
We checked all the connections, hoses, etc and everything seems to be fine. I have seen that the bearing kit and tool that is needed is pretty costly but I want to make sure that the problem is definitely the bearing before we purchase the replacement kit.
Any information would be appreciated.. thanks in advance!
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Re: whirpool cabrio WTW6600SW2 leaking and loud
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2014, 07:19:12 AM »
Without looking at it but with your symptoms and seeing the identical issue in other cabrio's I would say your diagnosis is correct and your bearings on gone .

Offline Michelle1819

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Re: whirpool cabrio WTW6600SW2 leaking and loud
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2014, 02:01:51 PM »
Thank you for your help.. is there an alternative tool I can use instead of purchasing the bearing tool? The tool is actually more expensive than the bearing replacement kit.

Offline DaleCaskanette

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Re: whirpool cabrio WTW6600SW2 leaking and loud
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2014, 07:01:44 PM »
the tool sets the spacing to the spin tube on the bottom bearing, measure  old one before you knock it out any any bearing puller will work

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Re: whirpool cabrio WTW6600SW2 leaking and loud
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2014, 05:33:43 PM »
You need new bearings and the kit. No way to do it without the kit. Better to get it done now so the leak doesn't damage the stator and rotor assembly.

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Re: whirpool cabrio WTW6600SW2 leaking and loud
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2014, 09:56:16 AM »
Thanks for the advice! We haven't been running it since we noticed the leak and splatter, but it has been a few weeks. The quotes we've gotten are a bit outrageous which is why we haven't had it fixed yet, but I am hoping with all the information we've gotten and directions that well Be able to handle the repair ourselves. I've found a kit that comes with the tool also so I think it'll be the cheapest and best way to go.

 

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