Thread Number: 91624  /  Tag: Modern Automatic Washers
LG Washer (Spider, Bearing, Seal & Gasket)
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Post# 1161423   10/9/2022 at 09:17 (563 days old) by 2perform (Ontario, Canada)        

Afternoon. I have an LG Washer Model WM2901HVA. The bearing and/or spider are toast. What’s the best practice on components that should be replace when inside? Unit is about 7 years old and never been serviced. For about $360 USD in parts, I ‘think’ these are the parts that would be considered best practice to replace:

- Both bearings
- Bearing seal
- Tub gasket
- Spider
- All 3 shock absorbers

This washer is in a rental unit where tenants just love to overload the machine unfortunately. Any advice/recommendation would be appreciated. Thank you.

Post# 1161437 , Reply# 1   10/9/2022 at 11:43 (563 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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I suspect tennants have usually just used cold water washes, probably cheap liquid detergent, and seldom or never run a tub clean cycle. Factors also contribute to spider or bearing deterioration.

Post# 1161444 , Reply# 2   10/9/2022 at 12:27 (563 days old) by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, Friesland, the Netherlands)        

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Overloading a front loader doesn't cause shock absorber problems very fast. Underloading does with lots of off balance loads or washing single heavy items.

Post# 1161459 , Reply# 3   10/9/2022 at 18:59 (562 days old) by gizmo (Victoria, Australia)        

Yes, I agree with Louis. I don't think overloading a front loader causes any problems to the machine. (though the clothes won't be clean...)


Think about it - if the clothes are packed so tight they don't tumble, just go round and round, then there is no force of clothes thumping down after being lifted and dropped, and the load will be inherently balanced on spin. Regularly overloading will minimize forces acting on the bearings, spider and so on.


Corroded spider comes from bad detergent, under or over dosing detergent (war starts here...wink), selecting quick wash cycles all the time (causes terrible rinsing, leaving detergent and filth residue behind), too many cold washes, and... the luck of the draw.

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