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How To: Replace a transmission in an old school GE washer. Worth the effort!

These newer washers don't even compare to that of an old school GE washer.
These washers are built to perform. Like everything else, sooner or later she gonna need surgery. My friend Larry and I worked on a nice late model one today. We started by popping the top using a putty knife.

Remove the agitator cap and screw then remove the agitator. Then the anti wobble. Then 3 half in bolts. I gotta tell yall something about these 3 bolts. They stay hard to turn all throughout their removal. You need a hammer and good fitting wrench. You bang on the end of the wrench. It is time consuming.Your patience will be rewarded Kimosabe. Remove tub. Then Boot. (it has 2 C-clamps holding it to the tranny.Then remove 6 five/ sixtenth inch bolts from the base and yank out dat tranny. Nothing to it.Another sighting of the famous Aussie ringtailed rat.
When reinstalling the boot. Be sure to fill the tub with water and look for leaks

Wait who's that dog? That would be Bear.
This boot has 2 C-clamps. A smaller one mounts to the top of the tranny housing and a larger one mounts to the base. It is important to properly tighten these clamps to prevent leaking. Do not get in a rush or the clamp will not seat and the result will be a leak. You don't want no leaks.Leave the top up and let it go through a cycle. Make sure she agitates and spins without any leaks. My friend Larry from Prichard,AlabamaTighten the clamps slowly till she stops leaking but do not over tighten.Bonus pic: this old fan died. I installed an air conditioner fan motor in it and left the blower on the back side of it. Hell I don't know why. LOL Where was I? Oh yeah it is hot as 3 yards of you know where here in the swamp.
Do I really live in a swamp? Hell yeahAin't that purty?
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Do I keep my old Kitchenaid extra capacity or keep the new GE GTWP1000

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Probably no hope. The washer is an old Kenmore (25 yrs.) It worked fine until today it only fills w/ hot water, and then only very little. Should I put it out to pasture?

Well, it certainly doesn't owe you anything - 25 years service is very respectable! You could have it checked - but investing more than a little money into a 25 year old machine doesn't sound like a good idea to me. Parts for your machine are probably going to be hard to locate, too. Newer machines do more with less water, energy, etc. If you lack the funds for a new, energy efficient machine - your choices may be limited to repairing what you've got - or picking up a newer, used machine instead. Used washers can be found for a fraction of the cost of new machines and many people change them because of color issues - not because they don't work. Check places like craigslist and freecycle for inexpensive (or even free!) replacements. In any case, knowledge is power.. price both new and used washers and maybe spend a few bucks to have the washer diagnosed. Knowing what replacement costs are compared to repair costs of a 25 year old machine (and maybe even an idea if the machine is going to have problems in the near future from the repairman), you can decide what fits your budget best.

I hope this helps and good luck! Please rate my reply - thanks!

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