Question about GE WSXH208A Front Load Washer
Our GE front loading washing machine WCVH6260 is less than 6 months old. We found water on the basement floor and in the pedestal stand drawers beneath. On investigating, we found the door gasket was ripped with no evidence of any sharp objects having been inside to cause such a tear. I have also encountered the same problem. My washer is a few years old; however it was never used until I received it this fall. I noticed water on my floor and inside the drawer of the pedistal. My washer has only been used for a few months. I have spent several hours surfing the net looking for repair parts.
We had the same problem, I printed off the solution posted by john_in_erie. His repair directions were VERY acurate, however we find a few helpful additions to the repairs - 1st in step #6, the spring loaded wire, is in the front of the gasket under seal (we were looking on top of machine). Also in step #8, you need a short phillips screwdriver or a 7 mm socket with a 1/4" ratchet because of the position of the screw to get around the edge of the tub.
Thank you so much John, we could have not done it without your very accurate installation instructions.
Lori & Mitch Headen
Posted on Jan 01, 2009
I have had to clean out the filter on this POS GE washing machine about every other month. If I don't then it stops spinning. My wife even has put all of her undees in mesh bags so they don't get sucked in. What a stinky mess!! Now, my floor is flooded!!!! I looked at the rubber seal in the front and there is a chunk missing out of the bottom right corner, a 2 inch tear in the bottom middle and a 10 inch tear along the top right side. We have had someone come out twice for this crappy washer. The first time was to tell us that the filter was the culprit. The second time was because the main drum that holds the clothes wasn't spinning correctly and had actually fowled up on the mechanism that turns it in the back of the machine. I think that is why the rubber boots keep ripping on everyones machines is because of the main drum wobbling around so much it just tears the **** out of the rubber seals. I'm calling GE in the morning to tell them my story and demanding a free rubber seal or a replacement washer, and giving them this thread and others I have found as a referrance.
Posted on Aug 26, 2009
And I too thank john_in_erie...I had called a repairman to replace the gasket I ordered...he never came....so I thought, why not give it a try...if I get stuck, the repair guy can finish....I hear the sound of the washer doing its thing!!!!
and I can't stop smiling!!!!
Posted on Mar 29, 2009
We had the same problem. We only washed clothes in it like 3 times and we had water all over our brand new built house. Luckily the store we bought it from brought us a new machine. I refused having them fix it after water ran all inside the machine. Now I have a problem with the washer EATING our clothes up. Lost a packer jersey and 3 pairs of pants!! I'd never buy one again.
Posted on Jan 25, 2008
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