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Offline mevalis

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WTW5500XW0 curb side salvage
« on: July 03, 2015, 06:33:57 PM »

Hi I'm new here.

I have a WTW5500XW0 Whirlpool Cabrio with no numeric display which I rescued from the curb. It had brown oily gunk in the bottom and on the shifter which kept the sensor from working. About an hour of cleaning and it's working but the spin is VERY loud and I think it's a bearing issue. As best I can find out this model does not have a bearing kit.  It now passes all tests and I've done several loads with no apparent problem. What do I need to check to find out what I need to replace?

Thanks

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Re: WTW5500XW0 curb side salvage
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2015, 06:55:14 PM »
the bearing failed. watch it, because it will leak
« Last Edit: July 03, 2015, 06:55:31 PM by mz3own »

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Re: WTW5500XW0 curb side salvage
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2015, 08:12:42 PM »
You'll need the gearcase, part# W10324649.  Good luck!

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Re: WTW5500XW0 curb side salvage
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2015, 04:35:27 PM »
well what happened to JDM he has a vedio on how to take this tranny appart and replace the bearings. I took all revits off but i still cannot take it apart. I wish JDM would come back on and tell us how to take it apart. something is holoding it together

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Re: WTW5500XW0 curb side salvage
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2015, 06:50:38 PM »
The bearings are probably press fit into the housing. It should come apart with some prying.

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Re: WTW5500XW0 curb side salvage
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2015, 07:58:07 AM »
THANKS FOR THE REPLEY BUT I HAVE TRIED AND TO NO AVAIL. jdm HAS THE ANSWER AND I WISH HE WOULD COME ON HERE AND TELL US HOW TO DO THIS.

Offline mevalis

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Re: WTW5500XW0 curb side salvage
« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2015, 06:14:32 PM »
Ok it lasted about $50 dollars worth of laundromat costs. I've got a much simpler used Estate washer now. I'd cleaned the sensor off twice and then the unit would not recognize that the lid was closed even though the lid lock POS mechanism was working. I assume this means the control board is bad. It's going to the scrappers after I pull useful parts off.

I got the washer off Craigslist it's fairly old but seems good. Mechanical control, gears, very large motor.
« Last Edit: August 12, 2015, 06:17:14 PM by mevalis »

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Re: WTW5500XW0 curb side salvage
« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2015, 08:28:24 PM »
That washer is garbage. SORRY. I have seen some VERY finicky make/breaking inside those crappy LID SWITCHES.

Offline mevalis

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Re: WTW5500XW0 curb side salvage
« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2015, 08:34:15 PM »
The tub was corroded in so tight I could not remove it. I got all the other parts that work out and will pitch the rest.

It would seem the lid switch is fine in this one as it passed all the tests another forum member posted. It is however crap as is this design. It seems they cut corners in every way possible on it. I'd not buy any Whirlpool made product due to this. I will state that the Estate branded washer is fine so far. I will make back about $5 on every load I can squeeze out of it.  O0