View single post by amstel
 Posted: Thu Nov 17th, 2005 06:55 am
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Joined: Thu Nov 17th, 2005
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I have a Kenmore 417.43042200 washer. I have the same problem I've been reading about over and over here and at other appliance forums - the sudden banging indicating bad bearings. This washer is not even 3 years old! I spent 3 hours last night taking the whole thing apart to check out the drum and bearings before ordering any parts and found the "spider" assembly is cracked also (2 of the 3 arms). I wasn't too upset before I found this since I figured I'd get the rear drum with bearing from for a little over $100. But now it would be over $200 more for the SS drum assembly!

I then found this thread and am tempted to order the tub assy mentioned here from repairclinic.

My question is, does anyone know for sure if this will fit my washer? There's no picture on repairclinic's site, but it sounds like the right part from the description in this thread. Does anyone have any input?

Also, what's the deal with the Kenmore part numbers? Are all the 417.xxxxx washers basically the same? What would be the main differences between all these different 417 models? Do you think the tub assy would be basically the same?