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How do you open up a ge wwwse3160aoww washer. the wash agitates fine but makes a lot of noise when it try to go to the spin cycle. it makes a bagging noise and spins slowly

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  • vgyogi Jan 08, 2008

    Thanks for getting me inside the unit but now I have the problem of trying to figure out what is making all the banging noise when if tries to go into the spin cycle. I looked and could not find anything loose (motor, trans)

  • vgyogi Jan 08, 2008

    my unit is self balancing with some springs inside of some plastic cylinders. I by-passed the lid switch because I read that the switch could have been a problem, but that is not it either.The springs move when forced to move and I can push the drum down. it really sounds like metal banging or as if the transmission is hitting against the motor, but it is not.

  • vgyogi Jan 08, 2008

    I checked the nut under the agitator an it was tight and rusted. I took it off and now I have to get a new one. So what's next?

  • vgyogi Jan 08, 2008

    I figured something like that would be next. the noise that it is making sounds like metal to metal and I think something came apart in the transmission. is the brake inside the thrans or is it outside the unit?

  • vgyogi Jan 09, 2008

    I guess I will have to flip the washer over to remove everything. Is the brake inside of the transmission?

  • vgyogi Jan 09, 2008

    If it is the brake inside the transmission that cost about $180.00 , it is almost coming out cheaper to buy another unit and sell the parts form this washer since I just need a good washer to clean the clothes. How would the brake be the cause of the banging noise?

  • vgyogi Jan 09, 2008

    Thanks for all your assistance.

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I guess i will be beating a dead horse for a few weeks, but, thanks for the info, vgyogi

Posted on Apr 28, 2008

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Slip a putty knife or other thin object between the top and front panels a couple inches from each side. You should see the clip release from the top panel. Pull the front panel down from the top

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    Is it off balance? Is the basket loose?

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    Below the agitator is a spanner nut that mounts the basket.You need to check that it is tight.

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    If everything above seems tight it's time to pull the transmission and check the brake

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    It's bolted to the frame underneath the trans. You'll have to pull the outer tub too. Not a job for the squeamish

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    I agree. You're beating a dead horse

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