If anyone is going to attempt this repair and needs any assistance, feel free to email and I'll try to help, good luck!!
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.QuoteIf 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.
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.
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.
Get a Roper top loader.
How it's made:http://youtu.be/IRH_3mwtxzQ
My personal choices would be:FRONT LOAD WASHERS:LG (no surprise there)SamsungSpeed Queen (on concrete floor & if smaller tub size is NOT an issue)TOP LOAD WASHERSpeed 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.
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