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WTW5000DW0 Whirlpool washer inner / spin tub wobbles back and forth, horribly out of balance on spin

Plumcrazyrob

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Location
Cheney, KS
Model Number
WTW5000DW0
Brand
Whirlpool
Age
6-10 years
Ok, inner / spin tub wobbles. Reference this thread, EXACT same problem see video.

https://www.applianceblog.com/mainf...wobbles-and-spin-cycle-way-off-balance.82370/

Replaced drive hub and suspension rods with OEM parts. Still wobbling. Pulled inner tub, transmission driveshaft, bearings etc rock solid. Did find this on inner tub (is that it, the EGG shape tub bushing, measures 1.205 vs transmission shaft 1.172 so around 0.030 clearance):
 

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Yes, it looks like the inner tub bearing is shot, does the inner tub wobble when its on the transmission shaft or move even the slightest bit on the shaft?

Here's the inner tub basket assembly for your model:

 
Thanks Jake.

Yes the tub rocks on the shaft even with the drive hub bolted up, I think it still has enough weight and leverage.

Can you confirm appx OD on the transmission shaft since some metal has probably been lost off of it as well?? If it's way under, needing a tub and transmission this unit is probably scrap....
 
Yes the tub rocks on the shaft even with the drive hub bolted up
It shouldn't do that.

Can you confirm appx OD on the transmission shaft since some metal has probably been lost off of it as well??
That I don't know, sorry. All I know is it should be secure on that transmission shaft and not rock at all.

Jake
 

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