Front Load Washer “Jet Plane”?

Actually, this “jet plane* noise can happen on top-load machines too. The problem usually is the tub bearing. We recently repaired one for a customer. Here are some photos of the project.
This is the old outer tub with a bad bearing and seal. The seal fails, then water gets in the bearing and damages it.

This is the old basket shaft. Notice the groove in the metal. This is where the damaged bearing cut into the shaft.

A new basket on top and the old damaged one on the bottom.

This is the new back half of the tub, with new bearings and seals.

Inside the cabinet with most parts removed. Notice the dirty, rusty-looking debris at the back center. This is from the failed bearing and shaft.

Hanging the tub back in place after repairs.

Making connections, reattached weights, and front rubber seal.

The back side, the way it is supposed to look.

Almost done. Ready for test.

This project turned out well. The customer is happy and has no more “jet plane” noise. Electro-Mechanical Service Professionals PLLC 520 661 0030


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