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To be quite honest no, the reason this is happening is the rear bearing is gone, this requires replacing the whole rear drum assembly, and because front is worn now deteriorated you probably need to replace that also, this is a real serious problem with these and that's one heck of job to do, the parts alone would probably run you. Well let's see the rear tub is around $230 and the front is around $170, that's not to mention the 6 to 8 hours to tear the whole machine apart to change these, I would replace the machine at this point, that's my honest opinion, hope this helps thanks, Bryan
Sorry I can get you the part numbers but you will have to research the parts up there, as far step-by-step procedures I'm sorry but there are just too many steps to write this all out and it would be a month to do,
the rear tub with the Bearing is part number, 285984
and the front tub part number is,
Is there a repair manual I can access online to guide me to replace the tub?
Do you mean I only have to buy the rear and front tub which is no. 8 and no. 21 on the parts drawing?
Actually there is a place you can buy manuals for this online and I think you can download directly to your computer also, in yes you need to replace number 8 and number 21,
here are the links to the manuals online, is putting you machine model number and I will bring it up. And then you have to pay for it they don't give out for free thats for sure, the link is below.
http://www.servicemanuals.net/service.aspx?gclid=CJuW2uLeuqYCFRRg2godIg_6Gg I really hope this helps you I've done my best but that's about all I can do, thanks, Bryan
In case I decide to replace the washer, which brand and model is best in value you would recommend that is comparable to my old kenmore model.
Checked some brands and models recommended by professional testers and users, and found the 4.3 CU. FT. Samsung WF330ANW on sale for $750, WF340 for $900.
Are these washers good?