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    Default Re: Cabrio Washer Tub Bearings

    Look around on-line for replacement parts. They usually have diagrams that I find helpful but taking some photos might help you remember how it came apart should you choose to repair it yourself.

    The last appliance we purchased was a Samsung fridge at Lowe's. After reading good and bad on this and other brands, I bought the extended warrenty. Two years out and trouble free. Guess those days of an appliance lasting 20 years are gone?

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    Default Re: Cabrio Washer Tub Bearings

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeD74T View Post
    Thanks for posting about bearings. Have the Sears version -Oasis. We haven't had bearing problems yet but control problems abound. Have learned to unplug for at least 45 sec to "reset" the computer, then jump start the "start" switch with a screwdriver. Was going to buy new computer & switchboard until I saw the cost & read how quickly they fail again. Piece of very expensive junk.
    Our "throw away world" is a little out of control. MikeD74T
    Control problem update: thru time I discovered the computer section is OK but the switches on the other circuit board are failing. I've become quite adept at jumping the switch terminals with a flat blade screwdriver. Bought a package of 5 switches from Radio Shack for about $4 & will attempt replacement soon. Still has not improved my opion of Oasis/Cabrio. MikeD74T

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    Default Re: Cabrio Washer Tub Bearings

    there's a lot of these bearing failures, so i'm seeing a lot of
    parts on back order, (the entire tub)

    some other forums have hinted to a bearing replacement
    and special tool, but it was preliminary info and nothing
    had been formally released by whirlpool

    i guess i'm hearing more and more about whirlpool
    not taking much care of customers in cases like this,
    and they keep sending me ext warranty offers, which
    are starting to get under my skin since the fine print says
    any known problem at purchase wont' be covered.
    the only reason they are sending me offers is because i
    called to ask about the problem and now they have my info.

    so, i keep waiting to hear of a bearing replacement instead
    of the entire tub at $250 parts.


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    Default Re: Cabrio Washer Tub Bearings

    Update:
    I tore the machine apart over the weekend, took out the inner tub,
    and removed the drive hub off the bottom,, drove out the shaft,
    and bearings. there are 2 bearings, a 6005 and 6006 bearing,
    with the top one showing some light rust. the seal is a little
    different than what I have seen, i will try to post a pic, but
    there is a groove/lip in the inside surface of the seal (the seal
    is rather thick, 1/2 inch or so) and inside that groove/lip
    was quite a bit of grease. i did not see any spring, although
    the bottom of the seal has a large channel around the
    bottom face of the seal.
    anyway, i need to find new bearings, and want to get the
    best I can that can hold up to a little moisture, (i didn't see
    evidence of a leak, but again the machine hadn't been used in
    a few months). the seal may have to be re-used, didn't suffer
    any damage in the tear down, but I can't seem to find that seal
    on the internet anyplace, haven't called any supply shops yet
    though.
    so what type of bearing would be best? sheilded? is there a higher
    quality that might hold up better? the machine does spin 1000 rpm
    on the spin cycle.

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    Default Re: Cabrio Washer Tub Bearings

    Quote Originally Posted by Dutch445 View Post
    there are 2 bearings, a 6005 and 6006 bearing,
    with the top one showing some light rust. the seal is a little
    different than what I have seen, i will try to post a pic, but
    there is a groove/lip in the inside surface of the seal (the seal
    is rather thick, 1/2 inch or so) and inside that groove/lip
    was quite a bit of grease. i did not see any spring, although
    the bottom of the seal has a large channel around the
    bottom face of the seal.
    Does the seal extend past the bearing race? Judging by your description, the bearing may be standard - but with a custom seal possibly?
    "God makes appointments with us in our disappointments. To see the pattern we must take three steps involving the heart, the mind, and the cross." - Ravi Zacharias

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    Default Re: Cabrio Washer Tub Bearings

    Hold the phone!
    just found the mystery kit, from whirlpool, comes with
    bearings/seal/shaft and some grease and sealant.
    also available is a "tool" to install the bearings
    and seal.



    if you're interested, here's the
    fix:

    Whirlpool Cabrio Bearing Replacement Kit W10435302 Instructions

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    Default Re: Cabrio Washer Tub Bearings

    Purchased a new Cabrio in late 2010. 13 months later it started making a noise like 2 pieces of rubber rubbing together while spinning. Luckily we had bought an extended warranty for the machine so we called warranty company and they sent a repairman out to look at it. He stated we could have bearing issue but the noise was coming from tub seals going bad.
    He said usually when they replace tub seals they replaced the transmission also as an assembly. Stated parts were cheaper than the labor required to tear down and replace seals. Got a call a few days later from warranty company that it was more cost effective just to pay us for washer and scrap it out than to repair unit.
    14 months old and already scrapped out. To their credit the warranty company did what the contract said they had an option to do and paid us for the machine.

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    Default Re: Cabrio Washer Tub Bearings

    wow, lot of $$$ for something to be scrapped in less than
    2 years. makes me sick.

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    Default Re: Cabrio Washer Tub Bearings

    another update
    i received the bearing kit, and installed
    the parts, new bearings/shaft/seal.
    tried the washer quickly yesterday and
    it sounded good. i did not buy their
    "install" kit, which was a set of long
    threaded rod and bearing presses, i was
    able to set the bearings without any problem,
    have done it in machinery for years without using
    a press so this should be just fine also.

    so far, happy with the cost of the repair, less than $70.
    just my time, and the downtime while i waited for the
    kit to come out.

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    Default Re: Cabrio Washer Tub Bearings

    You say these bearings cost $250? So, they are making them out of gold now?

    That tank is horizontal with the weight on that bearing it would have to be made well to last any time.

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