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My GE washer, # WJRE5500g0WW, makes a noise in the outer drum

I tried to trouble shoot this problem on GE's website, but they don't recognize this as one of there models. Go figure!
The inner drum moves just fine, but the outer drum makes a terrible noise.

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SOURCE: Loud noise(not jet whirring sound) during rinse & spin cycles.

the rear bearing is bad the bearing is press in to the outer tub the outer tube is like a **** shell you need the rear half and new seals it is a big job if you are going to do it you will need a manul

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Posted on Dec 16, 2008

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SOURCE: Duet GHW9150P inner SS drum is actually loose but

go buy new washer the drum bearings have gone and it really is not worth repairing . it can be repaired but always found that it never lasts long once done.

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SOURCE: loud noise during spin

Sounds like drum bearings gone..Quite expesive repair

Posted on Oct 03, 2009

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SOURCE: Bra wire stuck between inner and outer drum how to

Depends where it is stuck. If near the very front you can sometimes get them by removing the door seal to gain a small access between drums. Other ways is remove the outlet pipe from the bottom of the drum or easiest and most probable area where it stuck is remove heating element. Provides a better view and bra wires normally get stuck on them.

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