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Front load washing machine, it appears that the front tub assembly

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Front load washing machine, it appears that the front tub assembly is worn out, the washing tub is very loos and moves around during spinning. There seems to be about 3/4 inch of play. It looks like the plastic on the front tub has worn out and pieces are coming off of it.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  The Home Smithy replied 5 years ago.

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If there is that much play in the front of the unit then the main bearing at the back of the tub is shot.

This is about as major of a repair as you can get with front loading machines. It requires that you remove the drum completly from the unit and then requires special tools to remove and replace the bearings.

I am sorry to be the bearer of bad news but considering that the labor for this job runs well over $500.00 you might want to consider purchaseing a new unit.

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