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GW Profile Washer Model WASE4220

My Ge washer is 6 1/2 years old. Yesterday it started making a loud clicking noise during the spin cycle. Any suggestions on what is causing this?

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  • tdraman Feb 20, 2009

    When the machine begins to agitate or spin, the transmission seems to slip and makes a clunking noise as it attempts to get going. Has to be a transmission or clutch problem. Are these two separate parts that can be replaced independent of each other?

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The motor is bad. I just fixed one like this myself. The original motor has been superceded and the new one fixes the problem.

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