How to replace Main Bearing?
Model Number: ALW540RAW Brand:
More than 10 years
My washer was making a loud noise when spinning cycle. Then the belt burnt/broke. I replaced the belt. The washer would not spin unless I helped it by mannually spinning the inner tub to get spin started.
I have removed the outter tub top. I have removed the agitator. I have removed the plug, bolt and drive bell. I have removed a conical rubber seal. This exposed two splines. The taller smaller spline 5/8"OD I think drives the drive bell which drives the agitator. The lower spline 1"OD had a 1 1/2" on flats HEX nut threaded on it. I could not remove nut with a socket and had to cut off with dremel tool and chisel.
Now there is 4 1/2" on flats Hex head bolts on the raised center porton of inner tub. The center assembly has the two concentric splines sticking up.
What parts do I remove and "how" to get to the main bearing?