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110.46742 Are all front loaders wash drum supported only by the rear center shaft?

I just wanted to know , for if that's the case won't all front loaders have a future problem, say after about 6 years, with either the bearings going bad which would cause the shaft to go bad thus needing to change the whole entire wash drum? Thanks for your time!!!

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While your waiting on an expert response if you choose to schedule service you can visit the SearsHomeServices website to schedule service. I have provided the link below. I hope this helps!
by Manage My Life
September 30th, 2010
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Joey S
Yes, all front load washer spin baskets are supported by the rear tub bearing. All spin bearings will eventually wear out and require a new rear tub assembly.

Some make and models will use a drive belt to spin the basket which also puts more pressure on the bearing than models that are considered direct drives. Direct drive models uses a rotor and stator which does need a belt to drive the basket. I believe the direct drive front loading washer bearings will last longer because the lack of added downward pressures on the bearing assembly from the tension of the belt. I added a couple of images below that should show the differences. If I was to purchase a front load washer I would buy one that does not use a drive belt.
by Joey S Earned 82,123 community points in Washers
September 30th, 2010
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