Author Topic: Whirlpool Cabrio Tub Bearing  (Read 11914 times)

Offline jameskirk1

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Whirlpool Cabrio Tub Bearing
« on: May 31, 2010, 02:06:07 PM »
Greetings all as I am new to the forum.  I have searched here, but not found the answer to my problem just yet - as they say, squeeky wheels get the grease so here goes  ;)

I have a Cabrio that is roughly 2yrs old that we purchased new - it has been a great washer for us, but now has a cold water inlet valve faulty causing "LF" code (which I have been circumventing with warm water settings), and now it appears our tub bearing is going out - this thing sounds like a F16 on takeoff when on the spin cycle :)

I have been employed as a mechanic, and have access to a fair amount of tools and mechanical knowledge.  I see that others here with different model washers have been able to replace just the bearings upon teardown of their washers - saving the $300+ expense of a new tub/bearing assembly.

I have downloaded the parts manual for this unit and do not see that there is a part number for the bearing, and I do not know if it is a part of the tub or the drive motor.  Has anyone tackled this particular model for repair of the tub bearing assembly?  Or is it a part of the motor?  If it has to be replaced all at once or if I have to replace the drive motor I'm probably in the market for a new washer. 8)

Thanks in advance -

James

Model WTW6400SW2

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Re: Whirlpool Cabrio Tub Bearing
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2010, 02:15:01 PM »
That noise might be a loose rotor position sensor.  PRINT THIS MANUAL
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Re: Whirlpool Cabrio Tub Bearing
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2010, 02:40:52 PM »
That noise might be a loose rotor position sensor.  PRINT THIS MANUAL

Already downloaded manual - sure sounds like a bearing to me, but will check - Thanks!!!

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Re: Whirlpool Cabrio Tub Bearing
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2010, 04:39:10 PM »
Check this out: HE washers
Note: At the time this monograph was written
(2008), representative front load washers include
the Whirlpool Duet models GHW9150P and
GHW9400P. For testing under top load HE conditions,
representative models are the Whirlpool
Cabrio WTW6400S and WTW6600S.

Did you know an over-sudsing washer will growl like a grizzly bear?
« Last Edit: May 31, 2010, 04:43:03 PM by JWWebster »
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Re: Whirlpool Cabrio Tub Bearing
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2010, 04:57:13 PM »
I've changed out the outer tub .  If you have any mechanical aptitude at all its a simple repair . Time consuming because you basically strip the machine but easy if you follow the service manual ,and keep track of what goes where. The outer tub comes with the drive shaft already pressed through the bearing . In my opinion the tub is too flimsy to try and pull the old bearing and shaft and install a new one . I doubt you could find the part anyway . The first thing I'd be doing is phoning the whirlpool consumer line ,plead your case and try to get a part concession . Good luck.

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Re: Whirlpool Cabrio Tub Bearing
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2010, 03:37:39 PM »
I've changed out the outer tub .  If you have any mechanical aptitude at all its a simple repair . Time consuming because you basically strip the machine but easy if you follow the service manual ,and keep track of what goes where. The outer tub comes with the drive shaft already pressed through the bearing . In my opinion the tub is too flimsy to try and pull the old bearing and shaft and install a new one . I doubt you could find the part anyway . The first thing I'd be doing is phoning the whirlpool consumer line ,plead your case and try to get a part concession . Good luck.

Thank you for your reply/insight.  With this information in mind, I don't think I'm willing to invest the amount of time, effort, and monies to repair this "jewel" - even if it is a relatively easy repair.  At this juncture I think I'll throw this 2yr old Whirlpool in the trash  and buy a new unit of another brand.

THANK YOU FOR THE HELP APPLIANCE JUNK!!!  8)

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Re: Whirlpool Cabrio Tub Bearing
« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2010, 04:40:49 PM »
Get a ROPER direct drive.
Why get a Roper washer?
It has no fancy motor that needs an inverter to power it.
It has no fancy on board intel that gives out codes for too much soap.
It is a proven design that will last for years.
Parts are cheap and repair is simple.
« Last Edit: June 01, 2010, 04:47:01 PM by JWWebster »
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Re: Whirlpool Cabrio Tub Bearing
« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2010, 06:11:24 PM »
Thats too bad I think its a great washer .,maybe too much electronics but I also agree with JW ,can't get more simple and easy to fix than a direct drive washer ,don't think "another brand " will give you trouble free service .Ain't gonna happen no more !

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Re: Whirlpool Cabrio Tub Bearing
« Reply #8 on: June 01, 2010, 06:54:33 PM »
You cannot beat A Roper.
 I dare you to find a better washer on the market for the money.
Their is NOTHING else out there close.
« Last Edit: June 01, 2010, 06:58:57 PM by JWWebster »
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