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Loose noisey tub

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  • gilpen Feb 21, 2008

    I have a similar problem with my GE WWSE5240GOWW washer that just went out of warranty 20 days ago. The tub is loose and flopping around. Any suggestions?



  • Anonymous Nov 23, 2008

    does wash clothes

  • 19bloom Dec 20, 2008

    My washer makes a loud knocking sound only in the rinse part of the cycle. I am assuming a loose tub, because the tub seems loose when I open the lid to stop the cycle (and the noise). It is a serious issue because the washer has even moved a couple of inches due to the loose knocking tub.... please help! This is a GE Top load washer as well.

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    Dorothea Moore Dec 20, 2008

    tub leans to one side and is noisy when spinning

  • Anonymous Dec 31, 2008

    My tub is loose, How should I go about repairing it? Thanks!

  • mtroe Jan 02, 2009

    How can i get the instructions from solution #1?



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This is probably a normal GE washer tub issue. Problem is, you have to remove the inner drum to repair it. Before we go through all the instructions, let me know if you want to take this on yourself. Will need a good sized tool chest to do the job (1/4" and 5/16" nut drivers, screwdrivers, hammer, good sized pipe wrench, torks bits, etc). Let me know and we can go from there.

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Gilpen, call the customer service number, your warranty will likely be honored. Sounds like the nut that holds the basket on backed off. Pull hard on the agitator to remove it, then remove the airbell. You should see a large nut at this point, if loose it, can be retourqued with an impact wrench. The nut needs 100+ ft-lbs and is a left hand thread.

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