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My Whirlpool Full size duet Washer GHW9150 has developed a ...

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My Whirlpool Full size duet Washer GHW9150 has developed a very loud banging during the spin cycle very very loud. Also I noticed a black grit in our wash sink after the machine drained. I was told that the banging could be caused by the drive system is failing. And that it could be very costly to repair Could you advise
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Chuck G. replied 9 years ago.
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If your machine is very loud in hi speed spin and has a raspy growling noise when you turn the basket by hand, most likely your rear bearing has failed. The machine has a 5 yr. warranty on parts. You will need the outer rear tub assm. (that contains the bearings) a inner spin basket, and a pulley. A shop manual, I can help you with that.
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Customer: replied 9 years ago.
Reply to Chuck G.'s Post: What would the approx. cost of parts and how many hours to do the job if its past 5 yrs.
Also I heard that this is quite common for whirlpool duet machines to fail in 5 to 6 yrs