Advice 1: How to lubricate a bearing in a washing machine

New washing machine makes noise during their work. But after a certain period begin to spawn, not characteristic of the instrument sounds. Such noises appear when the maximum load of the drum of the machine or during spinning, when the load on the working drum to the maximum. The source of the noise often are the bearingand the drum shaft. To extend the service life periodically, these bearings should be lubricated.
How to lubricate a bearing in a washing machine
You will need
  • lubricant "Litol – 24";
  • set of wrenches;
  • - packing;
  • - Phillips screwdriver;
  • - the three-legged automotive puller;
  • - the scalpel.
Of the hub design different models of washing machines vary greatly. For lubrication of bearings, SEE the "LG" and remove the rear upper cover. Remove the drive belt from the pulley drum. Hold the pulley drum by hand, Unscrew with a wrench the locking screw, screwed on the axis of the drum. Remove the spacer bar from the back of the housing of the washing machine. Automotive puller carefully remove the pulley drum from its axis. Disconnect the wires from the body of the tank heating element and temperature sensor.
Unscrew the screws attaching the upper cross bar. Slide it along with springs to the front panel of the washing machine and secure. Unscrew the screws and remove the counterweight.
Unscrew the mounting bolts from the flange bearings from the tank cars. Twisting the screw tightening of the clamp, loosen the clamp and remove it from the tank. Remove the water tank cover. Automotive puller remove the flange bearings from the shaft of the drum. Prying with a screwdriver, remove the oil seal from the flange bearings. Often through the weakened seal in the bearings enters the water, which leads to their corrosion and rapid failure.
Gently pry with a scalpel and remove the protective cover off the bearings. Lubricate the bearings with grease "Litol – 24". Install back the protective covers of bearings. Lubricate grease to a new oil seal. Install it in place. Lubricate with grease the shaft of the drum. Aprecaite him flange with bearings.
Before installing the flange on the tank cover note the gasket between the flange and the tank cover. If the gasket is damaged, before installing the flange, apply on both sides of the strip sanitary silicone. Then screw the bolts the flange to the tank cover. Please note: if you have used silicone, and wipe the flange and tank cover with a dry cloth. On the mating surfaces should be free of water, otherwise the silicone will not stick and this is where a tank can leak.
Further Assembly of the washing machine spend back the order of its disassembly.

Advice 2: How to remove a bearing drum of the washing machine

Knocks during operation of the washing machine indicate that the bearings of the drum it was already pretty worn out. So it is time to remove them and replace with new, because if it is not time to do, there may be complications associated with the subsequent operation of the washing machine.
How to remove a bearing drum of the washing machine
You will need
  • - screwdriver;
  • - wooden block;
  • - hammer;
  • - new bearing.
Washing unplug the unit and disconnect it from the water and sewer systems. Make sure that the washing machine left the water from the previous wash (if water is still there, perform emergency drainage, dangling her through coming from the machine hose).
Using a screwdriver, remove the upper and rear cover of washing unit - it will free access to the drum bearings.
Remove the pulley with the belt reel and lock the pulley (this can be done by using a piece of wood).
Unscrew the screw that secures the drum pulley and remove the pulley.
Carefully remove the counterweight and spacer bar, which will allow then to remove the retaining ring and cap washing tank.
Will release the heater from the wire bolted to it. Then Unscrew the mounting of the bearing Assembly, remove the ground strap and loosen the screw that tightens the clamp.
Neat, clear tank washer and the bearing Assembly. Then remove the seal, fastening ring and the lid of the tank washing unit. All these manipulations produce very carefully – so as not to compromise the integrity of the wires going to the temperature sensor.
Remove the oil seal and then using a hammer knock bearing. Replace the old bearing with a new one.
Be careful removing the pulley! This item is very fragile, so it can very quickly break.
Useful advice
Replacement of bearings of the drum washing machine is a labor – intensive activity that requires a lot of effort, time and special skills. Therefore, if you decide to do repair work yourself, tune in to what the job will take a few days: the machine must first be disassembled to change the item, and after collecting the washing unit.
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