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How to replace the plastic water tub on a GE WBSE3120B2WW washer

The washer was transported on its side, and the plastic water tub is cracked. I need instructions on how to replace the tank (tools needed, directions, etc.)

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Here is a video of a guy changing out a transmission. It is everything you will be doing. But you will probably run into problems he doesn't cover. I can help you with those, i've done plenty of these. The only special tool you will need is a spanner wrench which he will show you. I gave up on those and now use an impact wrench with a 1 11/16" socket. But you can get one like the one he shows on ebay: http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_trksid=p3984.m570.l1313&_nkw=WB5X1325&_sacat=0&_from=R40

Those are really the only tools that will work on that nut. You'll want to check it first though it could be deteriorated enough that you will have to drill, chisel and cuss your way through it anyway. On the other hand if it's a fairly new or little used machine it might be easy peasy. Otherwise you'll need a 7/16, 3/8, 1/2 and 3/4 socket and ratchet. Air tools make it zip right along but are by no means necessary. The parts you will have to replace along the way are the hub nut and tub seal (Do not try to use the old seal, it never works) and possibly some dampening straps and one 8" plastic zip tie.
Good luck. Let me know when you run into difficulty.
One last thing in the video he shows after removing the hub nut the absolutely best way to break the seal between the tub and basket. That method only occasionally works for me however. What he doesn't show is what is sealing the tub to the basket. It's a build-up of a cement like substance created i suppose by soap residue. Regardless don't use a penetrating oil on that area. Water (the hotter the better, but not boiling) works best and even then you gotta dig and keep diggin and adding water until you finally break thru, it's only about 1/2" thick, but i've wrestled for an hour on more than one. So keep a cool head and stay after it, you can do it. Besides it might pop right off.

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The mixing valve needs to be replaced. It should be under $50 and is easy to do.

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Removing the lower front panel (3 screws nearest floor), and opening the round, white water pump filter cap (be ready to catch about 2 gallons of water!) is the best place to start. All you need is a Phillips head screwdriver and a large, flat pan (deep turkey tray works well)!

YOU WILL NOT BELIEVE what I found in my filter housing this morning (see photo below)!

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The washer is working fine now, although I may go back and remove the entire water pump so it can be dismantled, thoroughly cleaned, and reinstalled.

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hELLO THERE
well it is looking like you have a water controle solinoid valve that is malfunctioning and needs to be replaces i would contact your nearest dealer to see what the part is going to cost and have it replaced and if you have a warranty with the machine see if you can use it .
best of luckmike

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you need to clean the pressure swith hose on the lft side of tub small rubber hose stop use in liqid soap

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  • Main tub seal: It is located between the transmission and the outer tub. To see the leak, fill the machine with water with small amount of detergent then open up the machine's main access panel.. The leak appears at the underside of the outer tub, at or near the center. The seal is difficult to replace and you probably should call a qualified appliance repair technician.
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hELLO THERE
well it is looking like you have a water controle solinoid valve that is malfunctioning and needs to be replaces i would contact your nearest dealer to see what the part is going to cost and have it replaced and if you have a warranty with the machine see if you can use it .
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  • Inlet spout -Most washers have a plastic spout near the top of the main clothes tub that directs the water into the tub. If the spout cracks or breaks free of its mounting, it can cause a leak.

During drain and spin only A washer that leaks only during the spin cycle often has a leak in the main drain hose. Inspect the entire hose and correct any problem you find. Alternatively, the steel or plastic outer tubs can rust, split, or be punctured. This may be most visible during large loads and high water levels. If this happens, you may have to replace the entire outer tub--but that may not be an economical repair to make. Consult a qualified appliance repair technician for further details.

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Pump - If the pump leaks, you can probably spot the leak when the tub is full of water. The pump has two or more black rubber or plastic hoses attached to it and usually has a drive belt that spins the pump. If the pump is leaking, you need to replace it. 


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  • Inlet spout -Most washers have a plastic spout near the top of the main clothes tub that directs the water into the tub. If the spout cracks or breaks free of its mounting, it can cause a leak.

During drain and spin only A washer that leaks only during the spin cycle often has a leak in the main drain hose. Inspect the entire hose and correct any problem you find. Alternatively, the steel or plastic outer tubs can rust, split, or be punctured. This may be most visible during large loads and high water levels. If this happens, you may have to replace the entire outer tub--but that may not be an economical repair to make. Consult a qualified appliance repair technician for further details.

All the time If the washer leaks all the time, check these:

  • Hot and cold water fill hoses - Check the hot and cold water hoses from the household plumbing. If either hose is leaking, tighten it or replace it, as appropriate.

  • Main tub seal - The main tub seal is located between the transmission and the outer tub. It's the primary water seal in the outer tub for the transmission-shaft entry point. If this seal leaks, you can see the leak by opening up the machine's main access panel while the machine is full of water with a small amount of detergent in it. The leak appears at the underside of the outer tub, at or near the center. This seal is difficult to replace. You probably should call a qualified appliance repair technician.

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