Question about GE WBSE3120B Top Load 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.)
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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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: GE Front Load Washer
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)!
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.
Posted on Sep 22, 2008
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
Posted on Jul 31, 2009
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