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GE washing machine WWA8829

Machine looks like new!! Even Clean inside bottom, belt is like new. The back Ply board cover looks brand new!!!

Started with a small LEAK!! I pulled inter drum to look at the Trans to outer tub and boot is in great shape. AS Iam looking inside tub I see a white spot and put my finger to it and found it is light shinning throw a rusted "HOLE"!!! there is more rust so I taped the rust and got a total OF
" ( 9 ) RUST HOLE!!!!!!! But now i can not find a new or used TUB. GE. Engineners Need to see how BAD the tub is. tub=ps1088347
Can Any One Help??? To find replacement TUB ?? Have a GREAT DAY!!! Mike 586-489-4548

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  • Trishee Jul 09, 2008

    Hello, My washing won't spin, but the motor is still running. If I leave it on, it created this burning rubber smell. Do I need to buy a new washer?


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Wire brush the rust away as much as possible, then vacuum out the crud. Go to an auto parts store and get a quart of Bondo auto body filler. (paintable silicon-latex caulk will work for awhile if you are lazy). Read the directions and use it, make sure a little squeezes through the holes. Leave as smooth a surface as possible, make sure to slope putty towards drain. Don't bother sanding after it hardens, no one will see it. Don't get any in the holes that are supposed to be there, as it could kill the water pump. Paint the Bondo and entire inside of tub with oil based paint like Rustoleum. You may also want to wire brush and paint the transmission shaft, as it is probably pretty rusty too. Let it dry until it doesn't smell anymore, then wash a load of your own clothes before you let your wife wash anything she cares about, just in case, cya, etc.

Now, start saving for that new washer you're going to need in about a year.

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Hate to say it, but even if you can find a new tub, it would cost you more than the machine is worth. The plywood backing gave away the year of this model from the start, so it is an oldie. Even in the repair business, we rarely ever replaced a tub because GE only used a repair stick called "Slap Stick". This was like an epoxy type repair that you molded around the holes. Problem is this stuff will only fill a small type hole. If you are dead set in wanting to keep this washer going, you can run to Home Depot or Lowes and pick up a roll of what I call tar tape. It is a roll of flexable window flashing that is cutable. You cut a peice about three times the size of the hole, pell off the covering, then use force to stick it like tape. This doesnt always work, but worth a try. You can also stick the tape to the bottom around the same area, and have both peices of tape touch where the hole is. Give it a try,

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Hello, my washing machine won't, but the motor is still running and its creating this burning rubber smell.

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