Inspecting the old seal and bearings
Welcome to video number seven for frontloadbearings.com. Now, we’re gonna inspect the old seal in the bearings and I just wanted to give you a chance to take a look, here. So, here’s the seal. On this particular machine, I can already see that this seal has gotten worn and knocked around. The original seals that the Whirlpool Corporation puts in these are not that great and they also have these ridges all over them which just collect water and hopefully you can see where the water has been collected because of these ridges. So what happens is you get a continual drip of water going over the shaft and giving it the chance to make it back into the bearings which is obviously not what we need. As you can see here, the water has already been washing the grease out of these bearings and obviously, when you get soapy, warm water in a grease filled bearing, that’s gonna be the end of the bearing. Alright, so there’s a bearing behind and there’s a seal. I’m gonna spin this around right now. And now you can see the rear bearing. On this, the rear bearing’s got a little too much motion in it so I’m guessing some water’s made it back to there. On the next video, we are gonna knock these bearings out and you’ll see just how extremely easy it is to do.
Alright, thanks for watching!