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Title: Duet Tub Bearing Replacement
Post by: sledneck27 on May 01, 2010, 02:22:22 AM
Ok, about 2 weeks ago, my Duet washer started getting louder and louder during the spin cycle. When I manually turned the basket I could feel that the bearings were shot. A quick search of the internet confirmed that this problem was no fluke. I found an illustrated parts breakdown of my washer online, and saw that Whirlpool only offers a replacement rear tub assembly, at a cost of $408. Needless to say, I was pissed off. I paid about $960 two years ago for this machine, and now it will require $6-700 in repairs. Unacceptable. So, having a mechanical background, I started to tear into the machine myself. I tore it all the way down to the rear tub half. I found what appeared to be the problem with my machine, hair. Hair worked its way to the bearing area, slowed unseated the seal, and then acted as a conduit for water to enter the bearing cavity. The seal itself actually looked fine. Yet the steel hub that the bearings are pressed into was badly corroded, as were the bearings, and even the driveshaft had corrosion on it. I pounded out the cheap factory bearings, cleaned up the bearing cavity and driveshaft, and replaced them with some higher quality Toyo's from my local bearings and drive store, P/N's 6206ZZC3 & 6205ZZC3. Unfortunately they didnt have a suitable replacement seal in stock. I didnt damage the factory one too badly upon removal, so I straightened it up with a couple of hammer taps, made sure it sealed nicely against the driveshaft, and reused it. The new bearings cost me $20. I made sure I sent a nastygram to Whirlpool, they offered me a replacement rear tub for 50% off, I told them to stick it. Hopefully I get at least 3 more years out of it, I've already started looking for my next machine, I'm likely going to buy a SpeedQueen. Anyways, if your tub bearings are shot and you have the will, they can be replaced yourself for a fraction of the cost of a factory rear tub half. My advice, take notes during disassembly, keep all the hardware from the different components you remove separated from one another. Dont be afraid to use permanent marker to write reminders directly on the components as theyll be hidden inside the reassembled washer when done. I did the repairs by myself, having a helper wouldve made things much easier. As for tools, I was shocked at how few I actually needed. A nut driver or torx apex, a 1/2" socket and rachet, some slip joint pliers, a wrench to remove the drive pulley, and a hammer and punch to remove/install the bearings. If anyone is going to attempt this repair and needs any assistance, feel free to email and I'll try to help, good luck!!

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Whirlpool Washing Machine Model WFW9200SQ02 Parts from RepairClinic.com (http://www.repairclinic.com/Whirlpool-Washing-Machine-Model-WFW9200SQ02-ID-697227-Parts)
Title: Re: Duet Tub Bearing Replacement
Post by: AJ on May 01, 2010, 07:26:31 AM
Hi sledneck27,

That's awesome that you were able to replace just the bearings yourself, great job!

Thanks for taking the time to post the information and part numbers here.

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If anyone is going to attempt this repair and needs any assistance, feel free to email and I'll try to help, good luck!!

That's nice of you to offer to help after all that is what our forum is all about.

May I suggest that if people need your help with this repair that they post there questions here instead of sending you a email.

Posting questions and answers here in our forum will be much more helpful in the long run to everyone.

Once again, great job and thanks for posting.  O0
Title: Re: Duet Tub Bearing Replacement
Post by: Repair-man on May 01, 2010, 08:04:07 AM
This is also a fine example of folks willing to delve deeper into a project, knowing that they might be able to circumvent the "system". I congratulate you on your perseverance!

(The part numbers were a benefit as well!)

Take heed, people...you do not have to be slaves to the corporate plan.
Title: Re: Duet Tub Bearing Replacement
Post by: john63 on May 01, 2010, 10:46:14 AM
Excellent post---even more so due to the fact that you are not an appliance technician. I'm not entirely sure that I could've accomplished this on a first attempt without formal training.

The rear tub (which includes the bearings) is provided as an entire assembly for several reasons...

To expedite repairs in "the field" by servicers--it's also easier and less messy. Time is money.

Reduces human error--especially with new bearing and seal installs.

Problably simplifies inventory for the manufacturer as well.

Speed Queen washers are superb appliances--we sell them.
However--if your laundry room has a wood floor--I do NOT recommend front load Speed Queen washers. During the spin cycle, shaking/vibration/noise will occur.
Speed Queen top load washers are suited for wood floor laundry room use.
Another thing to consider--all Speed Queen washers are 3.3 cu ft capacity. For the front loaders--this is somewhat on the small side in today's market. The Duet is larger and you may be disappointed getting a new washer that has less capacity.

Again--great post.


Title: Re: Duet Tub Bearing Replacement
Post by: JWWebster on May 01, 2010, 12:38:49 PM
Get a Roper top loader.
Title: Re: Duet Tub Bearing Replacement
Post by: sledneck27 on May 02, 2010, 12:19:45 AM
Hi sledneck27,

That's awesome that you were able to replace just the bearings yourself, great job!

Thanks for taking the time to post the information and part numbers here.

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If anyone is going to attempt this repair and needs any assistance, feel free to email and I'll try to help, good luck!!

That's nice of you to offer to help after all that is what our forum is all about.

May I suggest that if people need your help with this repair that they post there questions here instead of sending you a email.

Posting questions and answers here in our forum will be much more helpful in the long run to everyone.

Once again, great job and thanks for posting.  O0

Thank you, I think I now have my profile set to email me when a reply to this thread is posted.
Title: Re: Duet Tub Bearing Replacement
Post by: sledneck27 on May 02, 2010, 12:21:56 AM
This is also a fine example of folks willing to delve deeper into a project, knowing that they might be able to circumvent the "system". I congratulate you on your perseverance!

(The part numbers were a benefit as well!)

Take heed, people...you do not have to be slaves to the corporate plan.

Yeah, I understand that things break, and even the best companies occasionally put out lemons, but the cost and weak warranty I found unacceptable in this instance.
Title: Re: Duet Tub Bearing Replacement
Post by: sledneck27 on May 02, 2010, 12:38:34 AM
Excellent post---even more so due to the fact that you are not an appliance technician. I'm not entirely sure that I could've accomplished this on a first attempt without formal training.

The rear tub (which includes the bearings) is provided as an entire assembly for several reasons...

To expedite repairs in "the field" by servicers--it's also easier and less messy. Time is money.

Reduces human error--especially with new bearing and seal installs.

Problably simplifies inventory for the manufacturer as well.

Speed Queen washers are superb appliances--we sell them.
However--if your laundry room has a wood floor--I do NOT recommend front load Speed Queen washers. During the spin cycle, shaking/vibration/noise will occur.
Speed Queen top load washers are suited for wood floor laundry room use.
Another thing to consider--all Speed Queen washers are 3.3 cu ft capacity. For the front loaders--this is somewhat on the small side in today's market. The Duet is larger and you may be disappointed getting a new washer that has less capacity.

Again--great post.




Thank you, I understand why Whirlpool made the replacement part in this manner, what I dont understand is the related costs. Its really just nuts to even have the possibility of having to sink such a high percentage of the machines original cost right back into it such a short time after the purchase. What if this were an automobile? Say you purchased a $40,000 car, and after 2 years it required $20-25,000 in repairs that were not covered under warranty. Again, unacceptable. Anyways, thanks for your insights on the wood flooring. I live in a split level home, with my laundry on the lower level on a concrete slab. The wife and I have already talked about the smaller size of SpeedQueen drum, and we dont care. We never even come close to overloading our duet, and we will gladly pay more for fewer features, but higher quality internal components. We we considering Miele, Asko, and SpeedQueen. The SpeedQueen is our favorite due to them being built in America. How do you feel these brands rate against each other? And are there anymore brands we should be looking at? Earlier today I found another brand that I've never heard of, Staber Industries. Have you ever heard of them? Its another American made brand with a really interesting feature. It has a drum that spins like a front loader, but it loads from the top. Its a really different and interesting design. Anyways, thanks for any assistance you can provide!
Title: Re: Duet Tub Bearing Replacement
Post by: sledneck27 on May 02, 2010, 12:41:43 AM
Get a Roper top loader.


Ummmmm, no. Roper = Whirlpool. I dont care how good they are, theyre not getting anymore of my money.
Title: Re: Duet Tub Bearing Replacement
Post by: MajorApp on May 02, 2010, 01:19:52 AM
 The Staber washer was featured on an episode of "How It's Made". I have never seen one either. I thought it was a bad choice for their segment about how a washing machine is made. They must be popular somewhere.
Title: Re: Duet Tub Bearing Replacement
Post by: Repair-man on May 02, 2010, 05:35:29 AM
I've seen 'em and worked on 'em (Staber). The outer basket is made of  stainless steel and is honed like a cheese grater. You will indeed scrape the hide off your hand or arm should you rub against it the wrong way during service. They remind me of the  Fisher-Paykel machines in a way. They have a top-loading dryer which  is built similarly.

Title: Re: Duet Tub Bearing Replacement
Post by: JWWebster on May 02, 2010, 09:06:46 AM
You are going to have trouble with all these washers but at least a roper direct drive is a tried and true washer that will give years of service. Parts are cheaper and repairs are simple. No electronics or 3 phase power inverters with weak spineless inefficient motors and expensive  controls that take a rocket scientist to maintain. The Staber is probably just another Edsel. Have no clue. Judging on how it is put together it looks like you might can wash one sheet at a time in it:
staber (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fnxs601NyIw&feature=player_embedded)
Title: Re: Duet Tub Bearing Replacement
Post by: JWWebster on May 02, 2010, 09:15:29 AM
How it's made:


http://youtu.be/IRH_3mwtxzQ
Title: Re: Duet Tub Bearing Replacement
Post by: john63 on May 02, 2010, 09:44:48 AM
My personal choices would be:

FRONT LOAD WASHERS:

LG (no surprise there)

Samsung

Speed Queen (on concrete floor & if smaller tub size is NOT an issue)

TOP LOAD WASHER

Speed Queen

Whirlpool (sold under several brand names)
           
As JW mentioned--Whirlpool top loaders (excluding the Cabrio agitator model) are a very simple design.

We sold Stabers in 2003---and were very disappointed with them.
After selling about half dozen--problems were near-immediate and we bought them back.
Admittedly--this is dated information. It's entirely possible that corrections were made since then. Still, I'm not a fan of this washer.
Tub size is too small for most consumers.

I have no experience with Miele or Asko laundry.
Title: Re: Duet Tub Bearing Replacement
Post by: JWWebster on May 02, 2010, 11:43:09 AM
I cannot get an info on Miele or Asko. I have an Asko dryer manual. That is about it
Title: Re: Duet Tub Bearing Replacement
Post by: jumptrout51 on May 02, 2010, 02:39:22 PM
How it's made:

http://youtu.be/IRH_3mwtxzQ
Glad I don't have one.
Title: Re: Duet Tub Bearing Replacement
Post by: sledneck27 on May 03, 2010, 02:50:00 AM
My personal choices would be:

FRONT LOAD WASHERS:

LG (no surprise there)

Samsung

Speed Queen (on concrete floor & if smaller tub size is NOT an issue)

TOP LOAD WASHER

Speed Queen

Whirlpool (sold under several brand names)
           
As JW mentioned--Whirlpool top loaders (excluding the Cabrio agitator model) are a very simple design.

We sold Stabers in 2003---and were very disappointed with them.
After selling about half dozen--problems were near-immediate and we bought them back.
Admittedly--this is dated information. It's entirely possible that corrections were made since then. Still, I'm not a fan of this washer.
Tub size is too small for most consumers.

I have no experience with Miele or Asko laundry.


After reading a little online, there seems to be a LOT of unhappy Staber customers out there. I find that fairly disconcerting for such a small company. Too many unknowns to buy a brand like that. The SpeedQueen frontloaders are my favorites right now because theyre made in America, they have a stainless drums and tubs, and have a great warranty,

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3 year warranty on parts and labor for the entire washing machine
5 year limited warranty on the motor
5 year limited warranty on the cabinet
5 year limited warranty on the bearing and seal assembly
A lifetime warranty on the stainless steel wash basket
A lifetime warranty on the stainless steel outer drain tub

I did a quick search on the LG's and Samsungs, I like the idea of the direct drive motors they use. Although, if the bearings were to go out, that would make the repairs that much more complicated. Their warranty's arent quite as good as SpeedQueen, but still worlds better than Whirlpool. What features do they have that you would recommend them first?



Title: Re: Duet Tub Bearing Replacement
Post by: Repair-man on May 03, 2010, 07:14:50 AM
Hey John, who are some of the distributors for Speed Queen here in the US? I have not  seen them at the usual spots in Austin. I thought they were only in the Euro market nowadays after Amana sold them.
Title: Re: Duet Tub Bearing Replacement
Post by: john63 on May 03, 2010, 08:11:30 AM
I would contact Speed Queen (www.speedqueen.com) to find the nearest distributor that serves the Texas market.

I forget the legal details--but after several buyouts/mergers--the non-compete clause that prevented SQ sales in the USA ended at or about 2006.
Title: Re: Duet Tub Bearing Replacement
Post by: schaffersapplian on May 03, 2010, 08:26:45 AM
We sell speed queen at our store.  I haven't worked on one yet, but the Mechanics of this machine are identical to the Amana platform washer or the SAV model Maytag.  If they have the same or similar seal compared to the older Amana's I would see them being an ok machine.  If the seals are similar to the fiasco with the triple lip seal.  I would never buy one.
Title: Re: Duet Tub Bearing Replacement
Post by: john63 on May 03, 2010, 09:00:50 AM
I did a quick search on the LG's and Samsungs, I like the idea of the direct drive motors they use. Although, if the bearings were to go out, that would make the repairs that much more complicated. Their warranty's arent quite as good as SpeedQueen, but still worlds better than Whirlpool. What features do they have that you would recommend them first?

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Bearing failures on LG & Samsung front load washers are rare.
I had ONE bearing failure on an LG washer that was (7) years old.
This LG was the pre-TRUE BALANCE model (balance ring on drum) and was installed on a wood floor which caused excessive shaking/vibration.

For the Samsung also--a single bearing failure. This one was a pre-VRT model and was also installed on a wood floor. The amount of shaking/vibration in this case was fairly severe. The customer was never happy with it for this reason. She bought a new VRT model Samsung and the difference is profound--no shakes at all.

If Speed Queen front loaders had a similar balance feature--I would recommend them for wood floor laundry room use. Speed Queen tub bearings are *very* robust.
A few customers with the SQ front loaders were complaining of shakes/vibration and walking even though the washer is on a concrete floor. This was attributed to overloading the tub (packing too much laundry) and I have found that this tends to occur because of the smaller tub capacity.

Having serviced front loading washers since the 80s--I have had the priviledge of working with some absolutely horrible designs.
LG is the easiest to service--followed closely by Samsung.

The warranty team (service  management) has been very accomodating towards customers. This may seem par-for-the-course in the appliance business but it is NOT.

The negatives for both brands would be:

Possible difficulty finding an authorized service center in your area.

If a service center is available--technicians may not be knowledgeable enough to resolve problems.

Possible difficulty obtaining replacement parts.





Title: Re: Duet Tub Bearing Replacement
Post by: john63 on May 03, 2010, 09:12:35 AM
We sell speed queen at our store.  I haven't worked on one yet, but the Mechanics of this machine are identical to the Amana platform washer or the SAV model Maytag.  If they have the same or similar seal compared to the older Amana's I would see them being an ok machine.  If the seals are similar to the fiasco with the triple lip seal.  I would never buy one.

I heartily agree. The non-compete years were a joke.

The difference between the Maytag/Amana--which was a heavily watered-down version of the Speed Queen and todays SQ laundry is profound.

Gone are the plastic transmission gears/water tank seal leaks and a host of other cheapified manufacturing issues.

Title: Re: Duet Tub Bearing Replacement
Post by: sledneck27 on May 04, 2010, 08:55:12 AM
I did a quick search on the LG's and Samsungs, I like the idea of the direct drive motors they use. Although, if the bearings were to go out, that would make the repairs that much more complicated. Their warranty's arent quite as good as SpeedQueen, but still worlds better than Whirlpool. What features do they have that you would recommend them first?

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Bearing failures on LG & Samsung front load washers are rare.
I had ONE bearing failure on an LG washer that was (7) years old.
This LG was the pre-TRUE BALANCE model (balance ring on drum) and was installed on a wood floor which caused excessive shaking/vibration.

For the Samsung also--a single bearing failure. This one was a pre-VRT model and was also installed on a wood floor. The amount of shaking/vibration in this case was fairly severe. The customer was never happy with it for this reason. She bought a new VRT model Samsung and the difference is profound--no shakes at all.

If Speed Queen front loaders had a similar balance feature--I would recommend them for wood floor laundry room use. Speed Queen tub bearings are *very* robust.
A few customers with the SQ front loaders were complaining of shakes/vibration and walking even though the washer is on a concrete floor. This was attributed to overloading the tub (packing too much laundry) and I have found that this tends to occur because of the smaller tub capacity.

Having serviced front loading washers since the 80s--I have had the priviledge of working with some absolutely horrible designs.
LG is the easiest to service--followed closely by Samsung.

The warranty team (service  management) has been very accomodating towards customers. This may seem par-for-the-course in the appliance business but it is NOT.

The negatives for both brands would be:

Possible difficulty finding an authorized service center in your area.

If a service center is available--technicians may not be knowledgeable enough to resolve problems.

Possible difficulty obtaining replacement parts.







Thank you for the advice, I'm going to look into those lines a little closer.
Title: Re: Duet Tub Bearing Replacement
Post by: mohawke on November 16, 2010, 03:21:04 PM

I must admit that reading your post had given me the courage to try to
replace the bearings myself. Now i need a few details on this. I have
managed to remove the two bearings, and am wondering if the rubber
"thing" located at the end of the hole in the tub needs to be removed
as well, or better yet, are there any more parts that need to be
removed besides the bearings? About the bearing seals, could you
describe what and where these are located, and where I could buy them
just in case I might need them? Also, of the two part numbers you gave,
which one is the front bearing? I have no mechanical background, and a
step-by-step procedure on replacing the bearings would be greatly
appreciated. Thank you.
Title: Re: Duet Tub Bearing Replacement
Post by: Georges Applianc on November 20, 2010, 09:04:05 PM
Replacing the bearing is no that bad of a job but the non-availablity of a new seal is the problem.
Title: Re: Duet Tub Bearing Replacement
Post by: Georges Applianc on December 03, 2010, 05:33:47 PM
Replacing the bearings is not that bad but the problem is Whirlpool will not let you purchase a new seal.
Title: Re: Duet Tub Bearing Replacement
Post by: sledneck27 on November 25, 2011, 07:27:31 PM
Hey guys, just recieved a PM from someone that found this thread and recently did his own repairs to his Duet. So, I logged on after being absent for a while and found that I was PM'ed over a year ago by another individual seeking assistance with this very repair. He only posted once, and dissappeared. I apologize dude!!! I missed your PM, hopefully it worked out for you!!!
Title: Re: Duet Tub Bearing Replacement
Post by: sledneck27 on November 25, 2011, 07:29:56 PM
BTW, George, Whirlpool may not sell the seal, but a bearing store should be able to sell you a suitable replacement, it just wont have the outer rubber flange.
Title: Re: Duet Tub Bearing Replacement
Post by: sledneck27 on April 04, 2012, 11:55:38 PM
Hey, I just got an email from another owner of a faulty Duet willing to repair it himself. So, I thought I'd just top this post up.
Title: Re: Duet Tub Bearing Replacement
Post by: ApplianceGuru on April 11, 2012, 03:03:40 AM
Sledneck, you must be an auto mechanic, to delve into this on your own.  I used to do automotive, and these types of repairs are a daily occurrence.  As a matter of fact, I just ground a wheel bearing off one of my Explorer's spindles, and replaced it last month.

So, did the repair using the old seal work out for you?  I don't touch this job because usually the seal is the cause of the bad bearings, and last I looked, Whirlpool won't sell anyone the seal, with out the outer tub.  Also, the shaft gets messed up and grooved, so most times you also need to replace the shaft too ensure there aren't any future problems.  This gets the price WAY up there.

The seal should never leak water into the bearings in the first place.  A bad seal is what usually takes the bearings out.  I would never do this job, as a professional service, without access to a new seal.
Title: Re: Duet Tub Bearing Replacement
Post by: tgoods on April 11, 2012, 12:30:01 PM
Replacement seals. (http://www.hometask.com/washerrepair.aspx)
Title: Re: Duet Tub Bearing Replacement
Post by: sledneck27 on April 11, 2012, 03:23:49 PM
Sledneck, you must be an auto mechanic, to delve into this on your own.  I used to do automotive, and these types of repairs are a daily occurrence.  As a matter of fact, I just ground a wheel bearing off one of my Explorer's spindles, and replaced it last month.

So, did the repair using the old seal work out for you?  I don't touch this job because usually the seal is the cause of the bad bearings, and last I looked, Whirlpool won't sell anyone the seal, with out the outer tub.  Also, the shaft gets messed up and grooved, so most times you also need to replace the shaft too ensure there aren't any future problems.  This gets the price WAY up there.

The seal should never leak water into the bearings in the first place.  A bad seal is what usually takes the bearings out.  I would never do this job, as a professional service, without access to a new seal.

Close, I am a mechanic, just not automotive. I started out as an aerospace ground support equipment mechanic, and now I work on aircraft. As far as I can tell the repairs I made are holding up, even with re-using the seal. In fact, I think I may have passed the point where my repairs have held up longer than the factory originals? I used much higher quality bearings, and I made sure that I packed the cavity between the front bearing and seal with grease. Initially I was concerned with grease potentially getting on my clothes, but it hasnt been an issue. The seal really is the problem with the design, its a cheap single flange from what I remember. Hair wrapped around the drum spindle and unseated my seal, allowing water to flow into the bearing cavity. The seal wasnt damaged at all and still fit nicely on the spindle. The store I bought the bearings from found a suitable replacement, but didnt have it on hand, and I couldnt wait, so I had to reuse the old one.
Title: Re: Duet Tub Bearing Replacement
Post by: sledneck27 on April 11, 2012, 03:28:11 PM
Replacement seals. (http://www.hometask.com/washerrepair.aspx)

That pricing is absurd. I paid $20 total for the front and rear bearings, the suitable replacement seal wouldve only been about $10.
Title: Re: Duet Tub Bearing Replacement
Post by: tgoods on April 12, 2012, 09:42:50 AM
The seal might be a little overpriced but it's still a lot cheaper than a rear tub.  Of course, you can just buy the bearings somewhere else for cheaper.  If you can find the seal anywhere else for a lower price, let me know.
Title: Re: Duet Tub Bearing Replacement
Post by: sledneck27 on April 12, 2012, 07:11:39 PM
The seal might be a little overpriced but it's still a lot cheaper than a rear tub.  Of course, you can just buy the bearings somewhere else for cheaper.  If you can find the seal anywhere else for a lower price, let me know.
If the seal is an OEM part, I understand the price, especially if you can only buy it from an authorized repair facility. The place I bought the bearings from was able to measure and match the seal perfectly(they just didnt have it in stock), the only difference wouldve been the absence of the exterior flange that extended outward and matched the tub bearing housing bevel. I'm not 100% sure why that outer flange is on there, it appeared to me though, to be an easy way to visually ensure the seal was seated properly.
Title: Re: Duet Tub Bearing Replacement
Post by: sledneck27 on November 07, 2016, 06:33:01 AM
So, it's been nearly 6 years since I've made the bearing repair, and the machine finally has a new problem. My water fill solenoid appears to be leaking. Nice!!! I can't believe how long the bearings have lasted. It's worth the price to tear into these machines when they have problems everyone!!!!!
Title: Re: Duet Tub Bearing Replacement
Post by: Thorning on November 08, 2016, 01:02:35 PM
I am not familar with repairs to washing machines as compared to dryers but I have a Speed Queen washer and a Speed Queen gas dryer both were bought new a few years ago. I do however work on a lot of  dryers and an occasional washer. From my experience on dryers the Speed Queen models are very reliable but not cheap to repair but many last 20,30 ,or 40 years before they need any significant repair. I recently bought a Speed Queen gas dryer that was 39 years old and still in pretty good shape. The HE Maytags and other front load units such as Whirlpool are great at saving water but cost a small fortune to repair and the repair parts are expensive. (Some of them must be gold plated ! )
Title: Re: Duet Tub Bearing Replacement
Post by: sledneck27 on May 22, 2020, 10:43:41 AM
Hello boys!!!! Well, it's been just over a decade since I made my initial repair post here, and I still have the Duet. My repairs have lasted far longer than I ever anticipated, and there is no indication they won't last another decade. The only other repair I had to make to this machine was the fill valve, about four and a half years ago. I initially wanted to replace my Duet's with Speed Queen's before the washer failed again. Well, I'm finally going to get my Speed Queen washer/dryer set. I'm moving to a brand new home and leaving the Duet's behind, and getting the TC5/DC5 pair for the new residence.   
Title: Re: Duet Tub Bearing Replacement
Post by: Thorning on May 24, 2020, 01:11:11 PM
I have Speed  Queen units in my house and there is no problem with size for me but a family would likely not like having to do more loads that the other brands. The top loads do use more water however than Front loads but I like them.