Whirlpool Cabrio Maytag Bravos Washer Bearing Removal and Install – Tips & Tricksll Tips and Tricks
Whirlpool Cabrio Maytag Bravos Washer Bearing Removal and Install – Tips & Tricksll Tips and Tricks


OK SO RIGHT BEFORE YOU ARE ALL THE TOOLS I
USED TO REPLACE THE BEARINGS IN THE WHIRLPOOL CABRIO WASHER I THINK MAYTAG HAS BEARING THAT
NEED TO BE REPLACED AS WELL BUT HERE IS THE SHAFT THAT I PULLED OUT THAT THINGS ALL RUSTY
AND NASTY HERE’S THE TOP SEAL THAT SEALS EVERYTHING THAT MAKES IT WATERPROOF HERE’S THE BOTTOM
BEARING TOTALLY SHOT THIS IS ACTUALLY THE TOP BEARING SORRY ABOUT THAT TOTALLY SHOT
HERE’S THE BOTTOM BEARING THAT’S TOTALLY SHOT AS WELL HERE’S THE SLEEVE WHAT HAPPENS IS
SO THIS SHAFT SITS ALL THE WHY THROUGH THE TUB RIGHT AND THEN THIS WATERPROOF SEAL ACTUALLY
COMES DOWN THERE AND SITS INTO A HOLE THERE’S UM A SEALANT THAT YOU I GUESS THAT THEY DO
MAYTAG OR WHIRLPOOL OR WHEREVER THEY ASSEMBLE THIS WASHER ACTUALLY GOES AROUND THE SIDE
AND GETS PLACED INTO GETS PLACED INTO THE HOLE IT MAKES A WATER TIGHT SEAL IF THIS SEAL
IS COMPROMISED IN ANY WAY OR THE SEALANT LEAKS IT’S GOING TO FILL WITH WATER AS IT FILLS
WITH WATER IT GETS EVERYTHING RUSTY RIGHT EVENTUALLY THAT WATER SITS THERE SO LONG AND
IT DESTROYS THE BEARING AND THE BEARING LEAKS THAT’S WHEN YOU START SEEING LIKE GREASE OR
MUD OR OIL COME FROM THE BOTTOM OF YOUR WASHER CAUSE THIS SEAL HAS FAILED I’LL PUT A LINK
IN THE DESCRIPTION BELOW BUT THAT’S WHAT HAPPENED TO OURS IT’S A VIDEO OF WHERE I SHOW YOU WHAT
IT LOOKS LIKE WHEN IT FAILS AND IT SOUNDS HORRIBLE WITH THE WASHER SPINNING IT JUST
SOUNDS VERY VERY BAD IT SOUNDS LIKE A PLANE IT TAKING OFF IN YOUR LAUNDRY ROOM SO MY WIFE
COMMENTED TO ME TODAY SHE COULDN’T BELIEVE HOW QUIET THE WASHER WAS AFTER REPLACING THE
WHIRLPOOL BEARING SO THIS JOB IS NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART IF YOU PROBABLY TAKES A LITTLE
MORE STILL LEVEL THAN CHANGING YOU ENGINE OIL IF YOU COULD POSSIBLY DO YOUR BRAKES AND
DO A REAR AXLE BEARING THEN YOU COULD PROBABLY DO THIS JOB UM YOU HAVE TO MAKE SURE ALL THE
COMPONENTS ARE PUT IN AT THE CORRECT TIME SOME TIPS AND POINTERS I HAVE FOR YOU UM YOU
CAN ACTUALLY DO THE JOB WITHOUT THE WHIRLPOOL MAYTAG CABRIO BEARING TOOL YOU CAN DO THE
JOB WITHOUT THE BEARING TOOL I ACTUALLY MADE THIS UM THIS IS ABOUT A FOOT LONG MAYBE A
LITTLE BIT LONGER HAVE 2 5/8THS NUTS HERE AND THEN I GET WASHERS AND I’LL SHOW YOU IN
THE VIDEO BUT YOU BASICALLY IMAGINE I CAN SHOW YOU RIGHT HERE I HAVE THE 2 NUTS UP HERE
THAT I TIGHTEN TOGETHER THEY ARE LOCKED IN SO I CAN’T MOVE THESE I HAVE THE WASHER HERE
YOU WANT THE WASHER I ACTUALLY GOT THE WRONG WASHER BUT YOU WANT THE WASHER TO BE JUST
A JUST SIT ON INSIDE ON RIGHT ON THE OUTSIDE OF THE OUTER RACE OF THE BEARING YOU DON’T
WANT TO BE PUSHING ON THE INNER RACE OF THE BEARING IF YOU DO YOU RUN THE RISK OF POPPING
IT OUT SO YOU WANT A WASHER THAT GOES ALL THE WAY TO THE EDGE OF THE OUTER EDGE ALRIGHT
AND THEN YOU BRING ALL THIS STUFF UP SO YOU GET THE POINT I ACTUALLY GOT THESE WASHERS
WRONG SO THE LARGER ONE WOULD GO ON TOP CAUSE THAT’S WHERE THE LARGER BEARING IS YOU PLACE
THE BEARING IN YOU PLACE THE TOP BEARING IN THEN YOU PLACE THE TOOL IN THIS IS ALL THREAD
ACTUALLY BY THE WAY THE REASON I HAVE 2 WASHERS ON EACH SIDE IS YOU WANT IT TO BE ABLE TO
SLIP PAST EACH OTHER AS YOUR TIGHTENING EVERYTHING DOWN THIS TOP ONE OR THE BOTTOM BEARING WILL
START SLIPPING THAT WAY YOU CAN ACTUALLY START CRANING EVERYTHING DOWN SO THE TOP BEARING
GOES IN THEN YOU TAKE THIS SLEEVE THE CRUSH WASHER AND THEN THE BOTTOM BEARING IN FROM
THE BOTTOM AND YOU’LL SEE IN THE VIDEO AS I PROGRESS THROUGH THIS THIS IS THE HOMEMADE
TOOL THAT I MADE TO GET THE WHIRLPOOL BEARINGS IN SO YOU DO NOT HAVE TO HAVE THE BEARING
THE BEARING TOOL TO PUT THE BEARINGS INTO THE CABRIO WASHER OR A MAYTAG IF YOU WANT
TO SPEND THE $100 DOLLARS IT WILL MAKE LIFE A LOT EASIER UM I ACTUALLY ENDED UP HAVING
TO USE A SOCKET AND A HAMMER TO GET THE BEARING TO SEAT CORRECTLY A ONE THING TO NOTE IS THE
BOTTOM BEARING WILL SIT A LITTLE BIT OUT PAST THE TUB YOU’LL SEE IT WHEN YOU GET IN THERE
AND THEN THE TOP BEARING HAS TO BE ALL THE WAY PUSHED DOWN FLUSH BECAUSE THIS SEAL ACTUALLY
SITS ON TOP OF THAT ON THE SHAFT RIGHT HERE IT WILL MAKE MORE SENSE ONCE YOU GET IN THERE
HALF INCH IMPACT GUN TO GET OUT THIS TO GET OUT T HE NUT ON THE BOTTOM OF THE SHAFT THIS
NUT IS ONE AND A QUARTER I HAS TO GET A ONE AND A QUARTER 1/2 INCH DEEP SOCKET TO BE ABLE
TO GET IT OUT THIS WILL ALSO WORK WITH A 32MM SOCKET JUST FITS A LITTLE BIT BETTER WITH
A ONE INCH AND A QUARTER SOCKET SO THAT HOW YOU GET THAT OUT I HAD TO USE THE GUN TO GET
THE NUT OFF THE BOTTOM OF THE SHAFT CAUSE IT WAS SO STUCK ON THERE IT WAS ALL RUSTED
AND NASTY OK SO I NEEDED A 3/8 7/16 SOCKET A 3/8 A 2/8THS 3/8THS SOCKET A RATCHET AN
EXTENSION ENDED UP USING A 32MM SO YEAH HERE’S A 32MM IT DOES FIT I JUST DIDN’T HAVE A DEEP
SOCKET THIS IS A SHALLOW LITTLE BIT MORE PLAY IN THERE SO A 32MM DEEP SOCKET IS WHAT YOU
NEED FOR THIS NUT ALSO ENDED UP USING A 36MM SOCKET TO PUSH THE BOTTOM BEARING ON THIS
IS A 1 POUND 2 POUND SLEDGE HAMMER ITS A 3 POUND SLEDGE HAMMER FOR TAPPING IN THE BEARINGS
UM AT ONE POINT I TRIED GETTING THE NUT OFF THE SHAFT BY HOLDING WITH A PAIR OF VICE GRIPS
DOWN HERE ONTO THE SPLINES RIGHT HERE SO THAT WAS CRIMPED ON THERE AND THEN I GOT A BIG
CRESCENT WRENCH RIGHT HERE AND I TRIED TO BREAK THE NUT LOOSE BUT IT WAS JUST TOO TIGHT
I TRIED FREE ALL PENETRATING OIL BUT THAT DIDN’T DO ANYTHING THATS WHEN I WENT TO UM
MY GUN AND A 1 AND 1 QUARTER HALF INCH DEEP SOCKET THIS WAS USED TO INSTALL THE NEW NUT
I USED THIS THIS IS ACTUALLY PART ON THE INSIDE OF A SHOCK A BUT I USED THIS TO PRESS OUT
THE OR TO KNOCK OUT THE MAYTAG BEARINGS SO I TOOK OFF THE STATOR AND THE ROTOR FROM THE
BOTTOM GOT THE GOT THE NUT LOOSE TOOK THE 3 POUND SLEDGE THIS WILL ALL MAKE MORE SENSE
ONCE YOU GUYS GET IN THERE TOOK THE 3 POUND SLEDGE HIT IT FROM THE BOTTOM INTO THE TUB
KNOCKED THAT LOOSE THATS THE ONLY WAY YOU WANT TO KNOCK IT LOOSE BECAUSE YOU HAVE THIS
RING RIGHT HERE THAT’S PRESSES ONTO THE SHAFT AND YOU WON’T BE ALBE TO GET THAT OUT SO YOU
WANT TO PRESS THE SHAFT FROM THE BOTTOM UP YEAH FROM THE BOTTOM YEAH INTO THE TUB AND
ONCE I HAD ACCESS THERE I TAPPED OUT GOT ONTO THE EDGE OF THE BEARING SO THE BEARING WOULD
BE SITTING IN HERE LIKE THIS ON THE SHAFT AND I WOULD HIT THE EDGE OF THE BEARING FROM
THE BOTTOM TO THE TOP HIT THIS BEARING OUT AND THEN FROM THE INSIDE OF THE TUB KNOCKED
THE BOTTOM BEARING OUT AND THAT’S WHEN ALL THIS STUFF THE SLEEVE THE CRUSH WASHER AND
THE BEARING ALL CAME OUT AT THE SAME TIME HITTING IT FROM THE TUB OUT PAIR OF DIKES
ANOTHER PAIR OF DIKES SCREWDRIVERS PHILIPS AND STANDARD I’LL PUT A LINK IN THE DESCRIPTION
BELOW OF THE KIT THAT I BOUGHT FROM AMAZON JUST MAKE SURE YOU GET YOUR MODEL NUMBER OF
THE WASHER BEFORE YOU BUY THE KIT JUST TO MAKE SURE YOU GET THE RIGHT ONE SO THIS CAME
WITH METAL ADHESIVE THIS ACTUALLY SMELLS LIKE OLD OLD TESTORS MODEL GLUE SMELLS EXACTLY
LIKE THAT THAT’S WHAT IT REMINDED ME OF BUT THEN STUFF SEEMS TO BE SOME KIND OF SEEMED
TO BE LIKE GREASE SO WHAT I DID WHEN I WAS INSTALLING THE NEW ONE I TOOK THIS GREASE
PUT IT ON THE INSIDE HERE RIGHT AND THEN YOU GOT TO MAKE SURE THE WATER PROOF SEAL ON THE
OUTSIDE CAUSE THIS HAS TO BE WATER PROOF SO THEN I WENT TO O’REILLY AUTO PARTS I PICKED
UP MYSELF SOME WATER PUMP AND THERMOSTAT HOUSING RTV SILICONE THIS IS FROM PERMATEX PART NUMBER
IS 22071 22071 FOR THIS PERMATEX RTV SILICONE AND WITH THAT I JUST WENT AROUND PUT A SMALL
BEAD ON THE OUTSIDE HERE AND THEN SPREAD IT AROUND ALL THE WAY AROUND MADE IT A GOOD THICK
LAYER THEN I WENT TO ME LOCAL HARDWARE STORE AND GOT A WHAT IS THIS 2 INCH PIPE THIS IS
A FOOT LONG THIS COST ME A DOLLAR THEN I WENT DOWN IN THERE THIS WILL ALL MAKE MORE SENSE
ONCE YOU GET DOWN THERE SO THE NEW SHAFT WILL BE THERE THE BEARING WILL BE THERE AND YOU
GOTTA SEAL THIS RIGHT SO YOU GOTTA PUSH THIS DOWN CAUSE YOU HAVE THE TUB RIGHT HERE RIGHT
AND THEN YOU COME IN HERE LIKE THIS YOU PUSH IT DOWN INTO PLACE MAKE SURE THE SEAL IS PUSHED
INTO PLACE AND THEN THE TUB WILL BE RIGHT HERE YOU’LL HAVE THE SEAL RIGHT HERE AND THEN
I TOOK SOME MORE RTV AND YOU’LL SEE IT HERE IN THE VIDEO AND JUST COAT IT THERE AND THERE
ALL ALONG MAKE SURE IT’S GOOD SEALED NICE AND TIGHT CAUSE YOU DON’T WANT IT LEAKING
WATER THAT’S WHAT CAUSED THE FIRST FAILURE THEN I LET IT SIT FOR ABOUT 10 HOURS DON’T
PUT ANY WATER INTO THE WASHER DON’T FILL IT UP DON’T TRY TO USE IT UNTIL THAT RTV HAS
TOME TO SET UP CORRECTLY THIS IS A JACK OUT OF A HONDA HONDA ACCORD YOU CAN FIND THESE
JACKS ANYWHERE I USED THIS AND A PIECE OF WOOD LET ME SEE IF I HAVE THAT PIECE OF WOOD
STILL YOU COULD USE A 2 X 4 BUT THIS WAS ALL I HAD WAS A I WANT TO SAY A 4 X 4 AND I USED
THIS TO GET THE TUB OUT I COULD NOT GET THE TUB OUT FOR THE LIFE OF ME THIS IS THE LOD
SHAFT RIGHT THIS IS RIGHT AT THE TOP THIS IS WHERE THE AGITATOR SITS INTO SO YOU TAKE
THE JACK SO YOU TAKE THE JACK YOU PUT THE JACK ON TOP OF THE SHAFT AND THEN ONCE THAT’S
IN PLACE YOU TAKE THE WOOD AND YOU PUT IT IN THERE AND YOU PUT THIS ON THE SIDES OF
THE TUB AND THEN YOU JUST PUT THE JACK ON THE BOTTOM OF THAT AND THEN YOU START CRANKING
IT UP THAT’S WHAT ALLOWED ME TO POP THE TUB OPEN OR GET THE TUB OUT MEASURE IT FOR YOURSELF
BUT THE MEASUREMENT I HAD THAT I HAD MOST SUCCESS WITH WAS 21 AND 3/4 INCHES BUT LIKE
I SAID MEASURE THE TOP OF YOUR TUB BEFORE YOU CUT WHENEVER YOU CUT WOOD MEASURE TWICE
CUT ONCE 409 MULTI PURPOSE CLEANER TO CLEAN TO OUTSIDE OF THE TUB THE STATOR THE ROTOR
CAUSE IN MY CASE THE SEAL FAILED AND IT SHOT RUST EVERYWHERE IT WAS ALL OVER THE PLACE
ALSO YOU NEED TO TAKE OUT THE TUB YOU MIGHT YOU MAY OR MAY NOT SEE A BUNCH OF MOLD I ACTUALLY
TIPPED MINE OVER IN THE STREET AND SHOT A HOSE INTO IT CLEANED IT ALL OUT UM IT WAS
REALLY REALLY BAD IT STUNK VERY BAD AS WELL UM WHAT ELSE WHAT ELSE ON THIS CABRIO ON THE
WASHER BEARING REPLACEMENT WHAT ELSE ON THE BEARING WASHER REPLACEMENT I CAN TELL YOU
ABOUT UM A APOLOGIZE FOR THE CHOPPY CAMERA WORK COMING UP I HAD TO SHOOT IT WITH 2 CAMERAS
ONE WAS WITH MY IPHONE AND THE OTHER ONE WAS WITH A GOPRO SO YOU MIGHT HAVE SOME VOICE
OVER WORK COMING UP AS WELL BUT THIS JOB TOOK ME ABOUT 8 HOURS GOT IT DONE IN ONE DAY BUT
IT SAVED ME FROM BUYING A NEW WASHER IT WAS TO THE POINT WHERE THE CABRIO WASHER WOULDN’T
FINISH THE SPIN CYCLE AND WOULD JUST LEAVE OUR CLOTHES SOPPING WET WITH SOAP IN THEM
IT DID FIX THE PROBLEM I WAS GETTING A UL CODE UNEVEN LOAD ON THE WASHER AT ABOUT 11
MINUTES AND IT WOULD NEVER FINISH THE CYCLE AND MY MOM MY MOM MY WIFE WAS GETTING PRETTY
TICKED OFF ABOUT IT SO WAS I $76 DOLLARS FROM AMAZON LIKE I SAID I WILL PUT A LINK IN THE
DESCRIPTION BELOW JUST KNOW YOU CAN MAKE OUR OWN BEARING TOOL FOR THE BEARINGS ON THIS
WASHER I DID IT RIGHT HERE THIS WAS ABOUT $11 DOLLARS IF YOU WANT TO MAKE YOUR LIFE
A LITTLE BIT EASIER GO AHEAD AND BUY THE TOOL AND THEN FIND A POST IT ON CRAIGSLIST ONCE
YOUR DONE WITH AND GET YOUR MONEY BACK CAUSE I TRIED SEARCHING ON CRAIGSLIST FOR THE TOOL
IN MY AREA BUT NOTHING CAME UP JUST PEOPLE SELLING THEIR WASHERS CAUSE THE BEARINGS WERE
BAD I APPOLOGIZE FOR RANTING ON SO MUCH UM I HOPE THIS HELPS YOU OUT IF YOU CAN SUBSCRIBE
TO MY CHANNEL I KNOW THIS ISN’T MY STANDARD AUTOMOTIVE VIDEO BUT IT IS A DIY AND IT DOES
SAVE YOU A LOT OF MONEY IT SAVED ME FROM HAVING TO BUY A NEW WASHER I DON’T KNOW WHAT WASHERS
ARE GOING FOR WHAT $600 $700 $800 DOLLARS YOU ALSO NEED A QUARTER INCH HEX TO GET THE
STATOR OFF TO GET THE ROTOR OFF AND THEN GET THE STATOR OFF UM VARIOUS NUT DRIVERS HERE
3/16THS 1/4 INCH CRESCENT WRENCH SO THIS PLASTIC PIECE SITS ON TOP OF THE SITS AT THE BOTTOM
OF THE TUB IT THE THE STATOR AND THE ROTOR ARE RIGHT HERE SO IT ACTUALLY GOES LIKE THIS
THIS IS THE VERY BOTTOM YOU’LL SEE IT WHEN YOU GET IN THERE I COULDN’T GET THIS THING
TO STAY UP SO I JUST LEFT IT OFF BUT THERE ARE SOME A WIRING HARNESS THAT ACTUALLY HAS
LITTLE PLASTIC CLIPS THAT GETS PUT ONTO HERE SO WHAT I DID JUST GOT SOME ZIP TIES AND ZIP
TIED IT TO THE TO A MOTOR THINK IT’S THE MOTOR THAT PUMPS THE WATER OUT AND LEFT IT THAT
WAY I JUST LEFT THIS OFF I COULD NOT GET IT BACK ON THERES NO CLIPS IT JUST KIND OF PUSHES
INTO PLACE AND EVERY TIME I PUSHED IT INTO PLACE IT WOULD JUST FALL DOWN SO I SAID I
DON’T NEED IT AND AH WE WERE BEHIND ON LAUNDRY SO WE’VE BEEN WASHING WE’VE BEEN WASHING CLOTHES
ALL DAY LONG AND IT SEEMS TO DO FINE WITHOUT THAT PLASTIC PIECE WITHOUT FURTHER ADO I WILL
SHOW YOU THE VIDEO ON HOW I DID THIS IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS COMMENTS ON HOW TO DO THIS
JOB JUST LEAVE IT IN THE COMMENTS BELOW OR YOU CAN ALWAYS SHOOT ME AN EMAIL AT BUNDYSGARAGE
AT GMAIL DOT COM AND YEAH I WILL SHUT UP NOW

9 thoughts on “Whirlpool Cabrio Maytag Bravos Washer Bearing Removal and Install – Tips & Tricksll Tips and Tricks”

  1. Arthur Fricchione says:

    I just got rid of mine. 5 yrs old and a piece of junk. My wife hated it. Sounded terrible and the noise was unreal. Bought a speed queen all mechanical all metal gears and transmission. NO PLASTIC NO ELECTRONICS. GOOD LUCK

  2. Arthur Fricchione says:

    Been there done that she would not let me fix it. Had to send the parts back. Have to keep her happy. GOOD LUCK

  3. Clayton J Beck III says:

    I'm sure this will be helpful to many. I had to replace the bearing in my 90's era Neptune (the one that sank Maytag). There was only one guy on the Internet helping people. He invented a puller and even rented it out for a reasonable price. Took whaling on it for an hour with a 5 lb sledge but I got it. Maytag repair wanted $600 to repair, I did it for about 10% of that and had the satisfaction. I hope your video will help many, again thanks for putting this ans your other helpful videos out! 🙂

  4. Robert Scott says:

    i bought my parts from an ebay site . i bought tools and bearing shaft kit for 129.00 they come all together as one package . i have a suggestion on cleaning out bearing surfaces on the the washer side use brake clearer but remember this stuff is flammable so use adequate ventilation . i also used a small amount of Loctite on the nut that is on the bottom lower nut on the shaft , it prob isn't a big deal but the nut on my washer was loose ,this may be part of the seal failure issue . its not a real complicated repair but takes a little time .

  5. ScantPear809896 says:

    Cabrio not cubreo

  6. Norma Breton says:

    Look at this on eBay
    https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F173429337488

  7. andrew dugan says:

    Pronounced CAB-reo, not kuh-BRI-o

    Sorry, but this drives me crazy. Good informative video though. Thanks.

  8. Israel Mendez says:

    It was showing sd on my Whirlpool Cabrio so I replaced the bearings and a new shaft now sd code is gone but now showing code ul could it be the suspension rods?

  9. Aren't I Adorable says:

    I replaced the rod and bearing in my 2012 Cabrio and it works well, I guess!! It has a knock as it agitates. The only thing I can think it might be is when I seated the washer into the bottom of the tub and put the 5 inch sleave into the same hole I didn't seat the washer tight against the bottom of the sleave and wonder if this could be the the cause?…I used YT to do the job but like so many Teachers, they leave out detail. e.g. Should the sleave be pressed tightly against the washer?
    This is the order in which I placed the Rod…1…Washer….2. Sleave….3 Rod. Now should they be snug?

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