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Offline blondejon

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Whirlpool Duet Wfw8300sw03
« on: January 23, 2012, 11:17:04 PM »

I picked up a Duet tonight.  It has bad bearings.  Two questions:

  • I had to leave it in my garage non heated and detached from the house.  It's below freezing.  Do you think it will be okay out there?  I don't want to have to replace hoses if I don't need to.
  • I'm having a hard time finding the part number for the rear tub.  Can someone post it for me?
I will either replace the rear tub or try to just replace the bearing and seal http://www.hometask.com/washerrepair.aspx

Model Wfw8300sw03



Offline MajorApp

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Re: Whirlpool Duet Wfw8300sw03
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2012, 12:41:39 AM »
I would undo the hose to the drain pump and let the excess water run out.  I came up with a part # for the rear tub as W10112658 that substitutes to part #280251
« Last Edit: January 24, 2012, 12:46:28 AM by MajorApp »

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Re: Whirlpool Duet Wfw8300sw03
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2012, 08:02:09 AM »
most of my duet repairs is not the bearing, but the spin basket, due to cheap metal used to hold shaft either cracks or breaks.

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Re: Whirlpool Duet Wfw8300sw03
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2012, 11:51:09 AM »
Same here.
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Re: Whirlpool Duet Wfw8300sw03
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2012, 06:48:23 PM »
I'll take it apart and see what's going on.  I bought it more for the learning experience.  Thanks for all your inputs!

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Re: Whirlpool Duet Wfw8300sw03
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2012, 03:10:56 PM »
I got it all the way apart except for the basket.  It's stuck.  I learned quickly that you can't beat it out from the back with a sledge hammer.   ;D   The metal is way too soft.   Anyone have any pointers on how to get it out without destroying it?

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Re: Whirlpool Duet Wfw8300sw03
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2012, 09:00:57 PM »
Ok, I got it off by using two 5 gallon buckets, a 2x4, and a sledge hammer.  the bearings are tore up and the spider arm doesn't look all that great. 

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Re: Whirlpool Duet Wfw8300sw03
« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2012, 08:51:19 AM »
blondejon how you coming with this washer?

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Re: Whirlpool Duet Wfw8300sw03
« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2012, 08:59:47 AM »
This was a used appliance that I got in.  It was more profitable to part out then to fix and resale.  I learned a lot about the machine by tearing it down.

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Re: Whirlpool Duet Wfw8300sw03
« Reply #9 on: March 02, 2012, 09:03:44 AM »
Sometimes I will fix an appliance and make little to no profit just for the learning experience. 

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Re: Whirlpool Duet Wfw8300sw03
« Reply #10 on: March 02, 2012, 09:04:05 AM »
I would have parted it out too.

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Re: Whirlpool Duet Wfw8300sw03
« Reply #11 on: March 02, 2012, 09:06:38 AM »
That's becoming a theme with most of these front loaders.