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GE WASHER FRONT LOADING

RIGHT STRUT ( SHOCK ) BROKEN AT DRUM.  HOW DO I REPLACE SHOCK ? HOW DO I GET THE PINS OUT? AND HOW TO I RE-INSTALL NEW SHOCK TO DRUM?
    THANKS ALLOT FOR SUPPORT !!

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  • OTTAWIN Dec 29, 2007

    Hey Sagacious !


      Thanks very much for the support!  I hope I can "pass it forward"
    to someone looking for support in my trade.
    It's people like you that make this a better place.
    Thanks again !!

  • wrussell3 Mar 29, 2009

    The washer became extremely unbalanced and the left spring and shock broke off, maybe some plastic too. Is this something a novice can order parts for and fix or should I call in a pro?

  • YoTeach Apr 07, 2009

    Both of the shocks on mine are broken, but they both appear to bolted in at the top with a plastic bolt... is this possible or am I crazy?

  • david lynch May 11, 2010

    can all this be done from the rear?

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There was a revision to the shocks which you'll see when you get the new ones. Squeeze the two retaining barbs in with a pair of pliers then twist and push rearward. On the right one you have the air dome in the way - it helps to have a buddy pull from the back while you release the barbs.

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