Question about GE WBSE2090A Top Load Washer
My GE washer is leaking a tan colored oil underneath the unit. I suspect it's the gear case leaking. How difficult is it to replace the gasket or seal. I like to fix things and have tools. Thanks for any help.
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You said, My GE washer is leaking a tan colored oil underneath the unit. I suspect it's the gear case leaking. How difficult is it to replace the gasket or seal. I like to fix things and have tools. If the gear oil is leaking this usually means the transmission is shot and on it's way out. It is not cost efficient to have it replaced. 99.9 % of the time you throw it out and buy a new washer.
For the cost of the Transmission and the labor.
you can buy a new washer.
How old is the washer ?
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Repair or replace?
When to pull the plug on your old washer
Typically, you'll also find a troubleshooting section for more-serious problems
in the owner's manual.
Should you pay for a repair or buy a new model?
The answer depends mostly on the age of your washer,
how much you bought it for,and the cost of the repair.
Follow these guidelines:
When a repair makes sense.
If your washer is under warranty or less than four years old ,
paying for a repair makes sense.
Note that washers under warranty might require service from a factory-authorized technician;
readers have found them on a par with independent repairers.
When a repair might be a wise choice.
If your washer is out of warranty and is four to seven years old,
it might make sense to pay for a repair. Customers generally pay $100 to $200 for a repair.
But you might want to buy a new model even at this stage,
given that today's models have added features.
Higher energy efficiency is another plus: Energy Star-qualified models made after April 28, 2008,
are 43 percent more efficient than conventional models built before 2001 and 56 percent
more efficient than those built before 1993.
When it pays to replace.
The repair costs more than half the price of a comparable new washer.
Data also shows that it doesn't pay to fix a less-expensive washer
eight or more years old.
Thanks to better recycling programs, less than 10 percent
of washers you replace are likely to end up in a landfill.
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Posted on Feb 09, 2009
Oil under the washer is not a good sign. The first
thing to do is to disconnect the washer from the wall outlet, remember
that safety should come first.
Remove the front panel of the washer. To do that, you could use a spatula to release the front panel holing clips. These clips are about 3 inches from the sides of the front panel. Insert the spatula between the top and the front panels and push the holding clips until they release the front panel.
Remove the front panel and use a drop light to illuminate the area under the washer. If the oil is leaking from the transmission seal, it will be all over the transmission pulley, the belt and the clutch assembly.
The correct procedure will be to replace the transmission and the belt. That in my opinion is too expensive to do, probably will be better to get another washer.
Now, if the oil leak it is small, what you may be able to do, it is to remove the belt and use degreaser to clean the transmission pulley, the belt and the clutch. Then reinstall the belt and adjust it. This may buy you time before you need to buy a new washer. Use baby powder to dry the belt before installing it.
I will not worry much about putting any oil in the transmission, jus run the washer it until you can't use it any more. Install the front panel and try the washer to see if it works better. These washer are not made like the older ones,
Posted on Feb 09, 2009
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