Question about GE Washing Machines
I need size for bearings and spider for this washer cause there is 30mm and 35mm bearing kits dont know which i need
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
this may help you out.
Replacing Drive Belts and Tightening Pulleys
The drive belt (or belts) of a washing machine may become worn or damaged, causing noisy operation or stopping the washer entirely. A damaged drive belt is easy to replace. Remove the back panel of the washer to gain access to the belt. To remove the belt:
Step 1: Loosen the bolt on the motor bracket and move the motor to put slack in the belt.
Step 2: Remove the old belt and stretch a new one into place on the pulleys.
Step 3: To put tension on the new belt, use a hammer handle or a short pry bar to push the motor into position while you tighten the bolt in the adjustable bracket. The belt should have about 1/2 inch deflection when you press on it at the center point, midway between the pulleys. If the belt is too loose, it will slip on the pulleys, causing the machine to malfunction. If the belt is too tight, it will wear very quickly and will probably become so hot that it will start to smoke or smell.
Loose pulleys can also cause problems. Most pulleys are fastened to shafts with setscrews around the hub of the pulley. These screws must be tight or else the pulley or belt will slip. The resulting malfunction may seem to be caused by a faulty motor, but it can be corrected by tightening the pulleys and adjusting the belt. For this reason, always check the belts and pulleys before working on the motor.
Servicing the Motor
In most cases, motor malfunctions should be handled by a professional; do not try to fix the motor yourself. If the motor is a universal motor, however, you can change worn carbon brushes when sparking occurs. To save the expense of a service call, remove the motor from the washer and take it to a professional service person, then reinstall the repaired or new motor yourself. To access the motor, remove the back panel of the washer. The motor is mounted on an adjustable bracket.
There is one other motor problem you can repair yourself. Washer motors usually have an overload protector clipped to the motor. When this component fails, the motor won't work. Before you take the motor in for service, test the protector with a VOM set to the RX1 scale. Disconnect one electrical lead wire to the protector and clip one probe of the VOM to each protector terminal. The meter should read zero. If the needle jumps higher, the protector is faulty and should be replaced. Pry up the protector with a screwdriver and replace it with a new one made specifically for the motor or washer. Connect the new protector the same way the old one was connected.
Servicing a washing machine can be a frustrating home repair project. Because a washer has so many different cycles and functions it's not always apparent what exactly is going wrong. With the troubleshooting tips in this article, you should be cranking out loads of clean laundry in no time.
Posted on Mar 21, 2008
yes you can do it yourself no special tools are need just a couple good flathead screwdrivers and a lot of patiance be sure to put all the new washers and bearing back on in the same order the old ones came off putting the C clip on can be a little tricky but take you time and it can be done you may hvw to use the flat head to pry on the trans. shaft to get the clip in the groove then use a pair of chanell locks or pliers to snap it on if you get a new style bearing it may not look like the one you take off and not have all he washers just snap the small plastic pice onto the bearing put it on the the pulley the most of the time just the thin washe then the C clip the dust cover put belt back on the test machine
Posted on Jan 20, 2009
I'm sorry to inform you but if it's a bearing, the machine is ready to be replaced. Those usually take 2 people about 1 /12 to do. The bearing is not a separate item. You need to replace the back basket and then the drum assembly since that is the shaft that gets scorn. Usually this always happen to machines that people do not use HE soap in or use too much soap. This is way too common and usually cost about $600 in parts only. I wish there was a better way but un-less it's under warranty, we never usually fix them becuase it's chepaer for a new machine. Sorry for the bad news my friend
Posted on Mar 22, 2009
Here are a series of free videos to help you with your
bearing problems and how to fix them
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This first video shows you how to diagnose the problem
The next Hotpoint video is on how to take the drum out
This Hotpoint video will show you how to change the bearings in the drum tub
the last one will show you how to change the spider or drum support as they are known
Posted on May 27, 2010
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