If you are on this page you probably either suspect or know that the bearings are going out on your Whirlpool Cabrio, Maytag Bravo, or Kenmore Oasis. To help you find the answer to questions that you may have about bearing repair to the model washers above either follow the table contents below, read the whole post in its entirety, or check out my FAQ on Whirlpool bearing repair here. If you need to know the part number or where to purchase the bearing kit from click here.
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How to tell if your bearings need to be replaced
Here are some pictures of some Cabrio repairs that I have done:
This washer is barely showing signs of a bad bearing. In the picture below I was in the process of taking the rotor off.
The bearings go out on these machines due to water leaking passed the seal. The bearings begin to get rusty causing the loud noise. As more water seeps through the bearing and shaft area, rusty water will begin to be spun out splatter the ground and the underneath washer.
How to replace the bearings
I created the following two videos for you do it yourselfers. Until recently to replace the bearing on the Cabrio, Bravo, and Oasis you had to replace the entire outer tub. Whirlpool has now made available a bearing kit and a bearing press tool so that the bearing can be replaced at a fraction of the cost. Check out the videos below to learn how to replace the bearings.
Model numbers this part should be compatible with: (Probably more models)
If your washer is exactly like either one of these two diagrams, Bearing Repair Kit W10435302 should work for your washer.
MWTW7800XW0, MTW6300TQ0, MTW6300TQ1, MTW6400TQ0, MTW6500TQ0, MTW6600TB0, MTW6600TB1, MTW6600TQ0,MTW6600TQ1, MTW6700TQ0, MTW6700TQ1, MVWB300WQ0, MVWB300WQ1, MVWB400VQ0, MVWB450WQ0, MVWB450WQ1, MVWB700VQ0, MVWB750WB0, MVWB750WB1, MVWB750WL0, MVWB750WL1, MVWB750WQ0, MVWB750WQ1, MVWB750WR0, MVWB750WR1, WTW6200SW0, WTW6200SW1, WTW6200SW2, WTW6200SW3, WTW6200VW0, WTW6200VW1, WTW6300SB0, WTW6300SB1, WTW6300SB2, WTW6300SG0, WTW6300SG1, WTW6300SG2, WTW6300SW0, WTW6300SW1, WTW6300SW2, WTW6300WW0, WTW6340WW0, WTW6400SW0, WTW6400SW1, WTW6400SW2, WTW6400SW3, WTW6500WW1, WTW6600SB0, WTW6600SB1, WTW6600SB2, WTW6600SB3, WTW6600SG0, WTW6600SG1, WTW6600SG2, WTW6600SG3, WTW6600SW0, WTW6600SW1, WTW6600SW2, WTW6600SW3, WTW6700TU1, WTW6700TU2, WTW6700TW0, WTW6700TW1, WTW6700TW2, WTW6800WB1, WTW6800WE1, WTW6800WL1, WTW6800WU1, WTW6800WW1, WTW7300XW0, WTW7300XW1, WTW7300XW2, WTW7320YW0, WTW7340XW0, WTW7340XW1, WTW7340XW2, WTW7600XW0, WTW7600XW1, WTW7600XW2, WTW7800XB0, WTW7800XB1, WTW7800XB2, WTW7800XB3, WTW7800XB4, WTW7800XL0, WTW7800XL1, WTW7800XL2, WTW7800XL3, WTW7800XL4, WTW7800XW0, WTW7800XW1, WTW7800XW2, WTW7800XW3, WTW7800XW4
Q. Do I need to the bearing press tool to replace the bearings?
A. If you haven’t replaced a bearing before on a machine, I would recommend using it. It helps you to set the bearing correctly in the outer tub. It will also save you a lot of time.
Q. What is the sloshing sound I here inside the inner basket? It sounds like water is stuck inside. Is this normal?
A. Yes, the water sound is coming from inside the balance ring and is perfectly normal.
Q. You made it look so easy to remove the basket. My basket is stuck on the shaft, and I can’t remove it, how can I get mine out?
A. If you are having trouble removing the basket, one thing you can do is remove the whole outer tub and basket from the washer. Have gravity work on your side, by turning it upside down and hammer the shaft out. To do this, first remove wash plate/ agitator by removing the 7/16″ bolt, you may have to slip something underneath it in order to pop it similar to removing an agitiator out of a GE washer. Once you have the wash plate/agitator removed, you can remove the hub by unscrewing the (6) screws on the hub that attaches to the basket. After this is done, remove all the parts from the outer tub such as the pumps, motor, pressure tube, wiring harness etc. and then remove the tub. Turn it upside down and carefully beat the shaft out. You may need to replace the hub if it gets damaged during this process. Here’s a video that shows you the old way to replace the bearings. It will also show you how to remove the whole outer tub.
Q. I replaced my bearings and now I’m getting an SD error or a UL error. How do I fix this?
A. I have found that most people get this error because their hub is sticking. Those that have trouble removing their basket because it was stuck on the shaft usually experience this problem. If you are getting the UL error it is either the hub causing the problem or suspension rods need attention.
Q. I think my bearings are bad, but I’m not sure the bearing kit will work for my washing machine. How can I tell if the bearing will work on my machine?
A. Take a look at the diagram above, now take a look under your washer, if it looks like the washer in either of the diagrams, the bearing kit works with your washing machine. The bearing kit doesn’t show up in the diagram since the bearing kit was an “after thought” by Whirlpool.