Plastic parts inside the control panel are broken?
When I took off the control panel, I noticed that the plastic parts that push the cycle are broken except one. How can I get this fixed or pick up the parts for this? Will I have to get a brand new control panel?
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Hello. From what you are describing, the power button might be broken. The part you see is a plastic button, however, it's atached to a delicate, molded plastic frame which gives it the springy feel. The part number for the part is WH01X10565 and the part designation is 101. I've included the address at Appliance Parts Pros to show you the exploded parts diagram. Be warned though, this can be a very INVOLVED repair. http://www.appliancepartspros.com/ge-power-button-wh01x10565-ap4980941.html Believe me when I say that you are definitely not the first people to break this power button! Sometimes the plastic breaks from being brittle or from age/use.The control panel has the outer plastic frame that you see, but all the lights and buttons are little plastic frameworks of buttons which show the choices you made and what is running during the cycle. These frames are delicate, easily broken, have specific locations, and the control panel MUST be disassembled face down to keep the frames in their respective locations. If you attempt this repair, take pix during the dis-assembly or make detailed drawings. I hope I helped you...If you need more info, just ask!
It sounds like the drum has broken from the rear mount. This will chew up the outer shell. This is a very labor extensive job. The parts are expensive also. You will probably need a new outer shell and inner drum.
Panels are held in place by plastic "pins" (to use your words) that are held in place by the shape of the part it is being pushed into.
Either the pin itself is broken, the part holding this plastic pin is broken, or the other piece being pushed into is broken or cracked such that it can't hold the pin in place.
Inspect both the side panel and the part it connects to. Replacement pins can be purchased from an automotive store or a salvage yard. If the receiving end is broken, you may be able to repair with glue or other type of bonding material.
After taking apart my own washer, I can tell you that it's not easy to replace this part. It took me several hours to get the washer apart. Even if I were to replace the defective spider assembly, I doubt I could get it back together without screwing it up. Also, the drum's scratched all to hell. Time to get a new washer.
Check the Vibration damper rods to be sure that... 1. They are there and mount is solid. 2. If they are broken in 1/2. 3. The plastic knuckle mounts are not missing/broken. 4. There is oil in the shock absorber/spring section of the rods.
Also - there are suspension springs on the bottom of the tub that could be broken and/or missing.
Replace/repair as necessary.
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I have a Republic EZ drop fertilizer spreader. The gray plastic device (2 pieces, one screwed inside the other) up by the push handle that rotates to widen or narrow the slot at the bottom of the fertilizer storage bin when the handle is squeezed is broken. The cable connecting the device to the movable part of the slot is OK. The gray plastic has numbers on it that show through a small square opening in the gray plastic closest to the push handle. Where can I get a replacement part?
I am trying to fix the same problem. There is a clear plastic frame around the controller that has small plastic arms that the button pushes against. You will find that it has broken off and fallen inside the door. I managed a temporary fix by unscrewing the door panels finding the buts. Remove the clear frame it clips to the controller once you unscrew it from inside the door. I then used super glue to glue it back together. Fix is temporary only lasted 3 weeks and broke again. What you need to do is find a replacement clear frame.