With no clothing in the wash tub take the following steps:
1. remove the front cover from the wash tub
2. run a full cycle of laundry and observe the tub's behavior
A. If the tub begins to shake wildly during a full wash cycle with no clothing in it then you will need to adjust the 3 large springs on each side of the tub until the unit is working in a more-balanced position. This is simple to do by hand. If the tub appears to be shaking too far forward, then unhook the 2 large springs in back so they are tighter. Then run a full wash cycle again with no clothing.
* note: there are smaller springs too - you don't have to adjust these to fix your issue
B. If the tub works fine with no clothing during a full wash cycle, then try to load your clothing in a more balanced fashion. For example: if your wash load is only a small kitchen or bath rug then when the unit spins it will spin off balance with a wet & heavy item on only one side of the tub.
C. If you'd like to replace the 3 large springs, I can get you the part numbers. There are specific springs for both sides of the wash tub and they are different part numbers. The full replacement of the 3 large springs can be done by hand.
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Katary, first it sounds like it is a bad drain pump. to access drain pump you need to remove the front panel, to remove the front panel there are 2 screws at the very bottom of the front panel near each corner. Once removed the bottom pulls out and the panel will lift up 90 degrees before being able to be removed from the top "hinge" point. Once removed you will see 2 large rubber hoses, 1 short and 1 long, in between the two is your electric drain pump. It should be on and "humming" during the spin cycle. appliancepartspros.com have that pump for $106.00
Hello. Noises are common when using a two-in-one washer and dryer, as clicking or whirring is part of the cleaning process during the transition to the next cleaning process. The GE Spacesaver washer and dryer combo uses a top-loading washer stacked beneath the front-loading dryer, and uses an agitator that makes noises throughout the spin cycle. Although whirring or clicking is normal, other noises or malfunction indicates a problem with the washer that requires minor troubleshooting. Professional repair is necessary if the washer continues to experience problems during the spin cycle, as there may be a problem with the washer's agitator. 1 Open the washer's door and check the balance of the load's clothes. Clothes that are unevenly distributed around the agitator cause excessive shaking and result in an imbalance during the spin cycle. Reduce the load's size by removing clothing if the washer's drum is overloaded. 2 Push "Start/Pause" to pause the spin cycle and turn the washer's cycle knob to the "Off" position. Turn the knob to "Spin Only" and press "Start/Pause" to reset the cycle. 3 Turn the wrench counterclockwise or clockwise around the unit's legs to adjust the appliance's balance. The legs are adjustable with the help of a wrench to ensure the unit does not shake while in use. An unleveled unit shakes as it spins, and causes excessive squealing or rattling as it attempts to dry the clothes. 4 Touch "Start/Pause" on the front of the washer's control panel and unplug the washer/dryer unit's power cord from the electric oultlet. Wait two minutes and plug the power cord back into the electric outlet. Push "Start/Pause" to resume the spin cycle. Thanks.
Below are the step by step solution to solve the washer problem
your washing machine does not agitate, spin or drain, you have a
problem that needs fixing.
The average do-it-your self offer can do this
job without hiring the professional technician. Each problem indicates a
separate repair, but while you have the washer apart, it never hurts to
check things while the back is off and the parts are off the washer. exercise caution and make sure that the washer is unplugged and the water is off before you begin.
Check the pump or pulley if your machine doesn't spin. Sometimes the pump may be frozen or stuck.
Remove the screws from the back access panel of the washer and remove the back panel.
the pump from the washer by unsnapping the retainer from the pump using
a screwdriver. Remove the hose clamps and disconnect the two hoses one
at a time. Have a bucket handy, because the hoses may have water inside.
the pulley by hand. If it does not move easily, then you will need to
replace this because it is frozen or stiff. Also, check the belts to
make sure they have no tears or damage. While the pump is off the
machine, continue to the next step to check the motor couplings. When
these become bad, the washing machine will not agitate.
The speed change voltages are selected by the timer contacts. Try rotating your timer clockwise rapidly through several revolutions then select a delicate spin cycle and see if the speed is still too fast. If it is then the most likely suspect is the timer itself.
Wow...does it sound like it's about to take. You can hear it all over the house even with the door to the room closed? We have the same reason. THis started after a bout of lice in the house and we were doing many loads a day for a while. Help!
Encountered the same problem. You can unplug the unit, remove the front panel of the washer and then slowly remove the belt. The replacement belt is easy to put back on. Finding a belt on the internet for under $10 is easy - just search for a belt with part number 134161100. Potentially the plastic pieces are from the damaged transmission. Replace the belt first to see if you can keep using the unit. If the transmission is damaged it is a bit expensive to replace and difficult to do yourself. I'll keep you posted if I have to do the same to my unit.