This guide gives you steps on how to replace tub bearing on Amana washers…
How To Replace Tub Bearing On Amana Washer– Solution
To replace the tub bearing in your Amana washer, here are the tools you’ll need…
- Flat-blade Screwdriver
- Philips Screwdriver
- Putty Knife
- 3/8 and 7/16 Inch Sockets With An Extension
- 1/4 Inch Allen Wrench
- 5/16 Inch Nut-driver
- Adjustable Wrench
- Bearing Installation Kit
- New Bearing Kit
Here are the steps you’ll need to take to replace the bearings in your Amana washing machine…
Step 1. Turn off the water supply to the machine and unplug the power cord from the outlet before starting this repair in order to avoid electrocution or water leakage. Put some tape over the lid of your machine to secure it.
Step 2. Insert a putty knife under the two corners of the top panel (this will release the locking clips). Lift the top panel and support it using a lanyard, simply support it on a wall (do not rely on the hinges to support the panel).
Step 3. Squeeze the spring clamp holding the hose to the tub cover and slide it out of place. Pull the hose off the tub cover.
Step 4. With a flat-blade screwdriver, pry the tub cover off the tub assembly and set it aside.
Step 5. Pry the cap of the agitator and take out the bolt holding it to the tub using a 7/16 inch socket wrench. Carefully lift the agitator out of the tub and set it aside.
Step 6. Use a Philips screwdriver to remove the screws holding the basket hub. Carefully lift the inner tub off the shaft and set it aside (apply some anti-rust oil to the shaft to make it easier to remove).
Step 7. Lower the top panel back into the cabinet. Tilt the machine backwards a bit and support it against a wall.
Step 8. Using a 1/4 inch Allen wrench, loosen the nut holding the rotor to the bottom of the tub. Pull the rotor off the drive shaft and set it aside.
Step 9. With your 3/8 inch socket wrench, take out the mounting bolts holding the stator to the bottom of the tub. Carefully take the motor and motor mounting plate off the tub.
Step 10. Unplug the wire connector from the stator and set it aside. Squeeze the tip of the drive shaft with your pliers and use the adjustable wrench to loosen the nut holding the shaft.
Step 11. Use a mallet to knock the drive tube through the opening at the bottom of the tub.
Step 12. Set the machine back onto its feet and lift the top panel. Take the drive tube out of the tub and discard it.
Step 13. Using a hammer and the bearing removal rod (included in the bearing installation kit) knock the lower bearing out of the tub.
Step 14. Lower the top panel and tilt the machine backwards. Take out the three bearing pieces from underneath the machine.
Step 15. Use the hammer and rod to knock out the upper bearing. Use a rag to clean the bearing housing.
Step 16. Lower the machine and lift the top panel. Take the upper bearing out of the tub and discard it.
Step 17. Take your new washing machine bearing assembly out of its packaging. Push the new upper bearing into the bearing seat as evenly as possible.
Step 18. Take the bearing installation tool and unscrew the three lower pieces. Slide the installation tool shaft through the bearing opening.
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Step 19. Lower your machine’s top panel and tilt the machine backwards again. Slide the drive tube and bearing washer up the installation tool shaft. Push the lower bearing into place.
Step 20. Put the three lower pieces on the installation tool shaft. Tighten the nut as much as possible with your adjustable wrench (this will push the lower bearing into place).
Step 21. Once the lower bearing is in place, loosen the installation tool nut and take out the three lower pieces.
Step 22. Set your machine back on its fit and lift the top panel. Take the bearing installation tool out of the tub and set it aside. Slide the new drive tube into the bearing opening and knock it in place with a mallet and wooden block.
Step 23. Lower your machine’s top panel and tilt the appliance backwards. Use your adjustable wrench to apply the bolt to secure the drive shaft.
Step 24. Plug the wire connector back into the stator. Put the stator plate and stator back onto the bottom of the tub and apply the mounting bolt to secure it.
Step 25. Put the rotor onto the stator assembly and apply the nut with your 1/4 inch Allen wrench.
Step 26. Set the machine upright then lift and support the top panel. Fill the two grooves inside the new tub seal using the provided grease.
Step 27. Apply a bead of sealant around the new tub seal. Slide the new seal down the shaft. Place the installation tube on the new seal and knock it firmly into place with your mallet. Apply a layer of sealant to the top of the new seal.
Step 28. Use a rag to clean up any excess grease and sealant on the drive shaft and outer tub (once the machine is set up, we recommend leaving it for a day to help the sealant cure properly).
Step 29. Lower the inner tub onto the shaft and put the basket hub back in place. Secure the basket hub by applying the screws with your Philips screwdriver.
Step 30. Lower the agitator into the tub and apply the mounting bolt with your 7/16 inch socket wrench. Snap the cap onto the agitator.
Step 31. Snap the tub cover onto the tub assembly. Connect the tube to the port on the tub cover and secure it with the spring clamp.
Step 32. Lower the top panel onto the cabinet and peel the tape off the lid. Turn the water valve back on and plug the power cord into the outlet. Test the machine to make sure everything works properly.
Note: Please keep in mind that the process of replacing the tub bearing will vary a bit depending on the model of your washing machine