Question about GE WBSR3140DW Top Load Washer
GE washer GBXR1060T8WW (3 years old) agitator loose, how do I remove it to have a better look?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: GE washer approx8 yrs old
Slip a belt or rope under the agitator and attach both ends to a thick handle, rod, or pipe. Yank up hard. Agitator should come right off. Remove the plastic upside down can shaped agitator drive spline, which is held on by one bolt. It should come right off, but sometimes you have to crack the plastic to remove them. If you cannot turn the small grooved metal shaft (that you can now see) with your fingers that's good, you can just replace the agitator drive with a new one, replace the agitator, and you are set to go. If you can turn the metal grooved shaft with your fingers, you are basically screwed, as you would need to replace the transmission. (which is not really cost effective on your out of warranty low end washer)
Posted on Oct 31, 2008
I see this pretty regular. You have a bad transmission. This is very common with the older GE's. To replace the transmission will run around $340 / $400. Not sure about your area. Just be glad you got this much use out of it, you are one of the very few that have. From 1998 till 2007 I owned my on repair company where I did GE's warranty work in my area for them. During that time period. When I found a GE washer under warranty doing what you are describing. GE would warranty the whole machine. They would have me destroy the machine after I would deliver the customer a band new one. GE knows they had a bad transmission and it cost them a lot of money. It was cheaper for them to replace the washer than have me repair it. The transmission list price was $298.00 back then. A word of advice, when you replace it. Buy a Whirlpool, Kenmore, Maytag. These brands hold up the best. I have the least service calls for Whirlpool and Kenmore. Both are made by the same people. Kenmore is made for Sears. Good Luck.
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Posted on Aug 21, 2009
SOURCE: agitator is loose
Does the plastic cap unscrew (CCW)? If you get it off, there is a plastic block attached to the top of the shaft that should just pull off. Check it for cracking or splines that are torn out inside--replace it if damaged. Make sure the cap screws down tight.
Posted on Sep 08, 2009
The agitator may be bound up. Remove the cap on it's top, than the nut or bolt which holds it inplace. Remove the entire agitator. Check for anything beneath it which may be causing the problem.
The belt may be too worn to grip the pulleys. Inspect it and replace it if there is any doubts. Easy to do and not to costly.
Also inspect the pulleys. They should rotate easily. If not, replacement may be the only opition.
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Posted on Sep 19, 2009
Tips for a great answer:
1 First you must determine the brand of washing machine you have.
Maytag and Admiral washers are very similar to remove. General Electric, (GE) is different, To remove a GE agitator simply pull upwards very hard, GE agitators snap on. Be careful not to pop it into your mouth, that really hurts.
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