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Title: LG bearing job WM2016CW
Post by: jason1979g on April 24, 2014, 10:04:31 PM
how difficult of a job is this? do i get the bearings or does the rear tub assy come with what is needed. any info and suggestions are welcome!
Title: Re: LG bearing job WM2016CW
Post by: john63 on April 24, 2014, 11:15:26 PM
Compared to all of the other brands of front load washers---I find the LG washer tub bearing replacement---to be the easiest (intuitive).

At a minimum you'll need:

Stainless Steel Inner Tub (lifetime warranty)---(3045ER0021F)

Inner Bearing (4280FR4048K)

Outer Bearing (4820FR4048C)

Bearing Seal (4036ER2003A)

Tub Gasket (4036ER4001C)

If the washer is older than 2009---you can offer---as an option to the customer (a value added service)...

Drain Motor (4681EA2001T)

Hall Effect Sensor (6501KW2001A)

Motor Wire harness (6877ER1016C)





Title: Re: LG bearing job WM2016CW
Post by: jason1979g on April 24, 2014, 11:52:24 PM
what is your charge for this job?
is the orig. stainless steal tub lifetime warranty?

just from the parts list it looks kinda pricey. dont think many people opt for doing the repair and will go buy another washer. JMO
Title: Re: LG bearing job WM2016CW
Post by: john63 on April 25, 2014, 12:07:42 AM
As an authorized LG servicer---the stainless steel tub is not an issue to obtain.

Having done more than a few of these repairs---I've become proficient.

The entire repair (including the Drain Motor/Wire Harness/Hall Sensor)---is at or about $395

Profit is $280---for an hour to an hour and a half of repair time.

At least 50% of my customers okay the repair---generally contingent on overall condition of the washer and whether or not the washer is on a wood floor (for models *without* the True Balance feature/anti-vibration capability)

I don't think that I've seen a *True balance* washer yet---with a failed Tub Bearing (True Balance was introduced in 2009)
Title: Re: LG bearing job WM2016CW
Post by: john63 on April 25, 2014, 12:18:22 AM
I checked your business profile---we're practically neighbors:)

Wouldn't surprise me at all if we crossed paths at a local Wawa during the morning coffee run or lunch :)

Title: Re: LG bearing job WM2016CW
Post by: VOGUSLAVKY on April 25, 2014, 07:19:31 AM
I do the same very easy and chep parts also samsung is simple and cheap on parts.
Title: Re: LG bearing job WM2016CW
Post by: jason1979g on April 25, 2014, 01:29:40 PM
where are you out of john? and what's your company name?
Title: Re: LG bearing job WM2016CW
Post by: john63 on April 25, 2014, 11:29:02 PM
I choose to remain anonymous---so that I may be free to speak plainly/bluntly---on sometimes---controversial repair topics.
Title: Re: LG bearing job WM2016CW
Post by: domain on April 26, 2014, 07:56:10 AM
You have to respect that^^  John, I strongly believe that I have done a handful of true balance bearing jobs. From my understanding the main component in true balance, is the software not added or changed hardware. Correct?
Title: Re: LG bearing job WM2016CW
Post by: Washaman on April 29, 2014, 10:11:35 PM
Samsungs are similar and easy to work on. I bought a 3 year old washer last week for $50 and it needed the inner tub shaft. About $157 invested.  I plan on putting it on Craiglist tomorrow.


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Title: Re: LG bearing job WM2016CW
Post by: Washaman on April 29, 2014, 10:12:24 PM
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Title: Re: LG bearing job WM2016CW
Post by: Washaman on April 29, 2014, 10:13:10 PM
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Title: Re: LG bearing job WM2016CW
Post by: Washaman on April 29, 2014, 10:13:45 PM
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Title: Re: LG bearing job WM2016CW
Post by: AJ on April 29, 2014, 10:14:46 PM
Only three years old, wow!
You should make out good on that one.
Title: Re: LG bearing job WM2016CW
Post by: Washaman on April 30, 2014, 11:05:32 AM
Yeah I hope so.


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Title: Re: LG bearing job WM2016CW
Post by: lesguns on April 30, 2014, 05:10:21 PM
looks like too much of the wrong detergent!!
Title: Re: LG bearing job WM2016CW
Post by: AJ on April 30, 2014, 07:51:56 PM
looks like too much of the wrong detergent!!

Don't know how many times I have heard that over the years and it's probably true, but I don't see why the manufactures can't make the parts so the detergent don't eat them away.
Title: Re: LG bearing job WM2016CW
Post by: theoldstoveguy on May 01, 2014, 09:37:54 AM
Why? Because then they can't sell a new one every 5 years
Title: Re: LG bearing job WM2016CW
Post by: LowSL2 on May 01, 2014, 02:40:49 PM
Gotta keep the weight down so it can work more efficiently.
Title: Re: LG bearing job WM2016CW
Post by: AJ on May 01, 2014, 03:45:06 PM
Just seems like a oxymoron for manufactures to blame these types of washer failures on soap. After all washing machines need soap to do their job.
Title: Re: LG bearing job WM2016CW
Post by: lesguns on May 01, 2014, 09:03:21 PM
they will be made of hard plastic one day-like the gears.