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Offline mehilburn

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Kenmore Washer Smoking
« on: April 17, 2011, 09:18:12 AM »

Put on a load to wash this morning and heard a weird sound coming from the washer in the spin cycle. When I checked on it there was a burning smell and a small amount of smoke coming from it. I removed the front cover and saw what looked like a destroyed bearing. I'm wondering is this the cause, or a result, of the problem. Pics attached. One is the bearing, the other is where it came from.

Model 417.9270220

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Re: Kenmore Washer Smoking
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2011, 11:00:50 AM »
I bet that dude was roaring in spin mode.
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Re: Kenmore Washer Smoking
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2011, 11:33:52 AM »
Well, it wasn't exactly running quietly  :)

I was just out tinkering a little and pulled some more debris from where the bearing used to be and the shaft is now turning freely again. Is there a way to replace these bearings without buying a whole new transmission? And what is their technical name if I order them?



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