Maytag washer bearing non-replaceable?

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Old 11-20-12, 07:29 AM
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Maytag washer bearing non-replaceable?

Hey, best tow buddy fuming this morning over their washer sounding like a jet taking off when in spin cycle. He's narrowed it down to outer tub bearing. So far it appears the bearing is not replacebable and only remedy would be to replace the $600+ tub with bearing installed. Unit is 11 years old, so.....

Maytag Neptune
Model #MLE 2000AYW.

Any advice/ideas? [I KNOW, replace it ]

 
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Old 11-21-12, 01:22 AM
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It appears he's right. No separate listing for bearings. Apparently the seal leaks and the bearings get wet and fail. You have to consider that it's a washer/dryer combo which is a plus towards the repair side. A negative is that it's 11 years old. In my opinion it's borderline to do the repair. I don't think I'd do it.
 
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Old 11-21-12, 03:11 AM
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here is a link to replacement
MAYTAG NEPTUNE BEARING REPLACEMENT (PART 1) - YouTube Washer has many know faults do not recommend repair. Factory says to replace tub but there are many sites will help with repair.
 
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Old 11-21-12, 05:27 AM
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Thanks, guys; will pass it on. If he opts for fixing (likely), I'll post back how it went, etc.
 
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