Mt Washer Dryer has stopped working. It makes a screeching sound when
trying to spin and I have been told that the bearings might have gone. Are
these replacable and how much do they cost. My machine is 8 years old.
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box above.
- Better answers use proper spelling and grammar.
- Provide details, support with references or personal experience.
Tell us some more! Your answer needs to include more details to help people.You can't post answers that contain an email address.Please enter a valid email address.The email address entered is already associated to an account.Login to postPlease use English characters only.
Tip: The max point reward for answering a question is 15.
If the answer to my last question is yes, the problem is most likely in the timer. I've had a similar problem with my washer (a different make), only it won't spin at all. When that happens, I remove the timer, carefully pull the terminal block apart where the connectors mate with the timer, and remove and clean each of the link bars between the terminal blades. The hardest part is making sure all of the link bars go back in the right places - I have to verify my work against the wiring diagram. The consequences of misplacing a link could be somewhat horrid. But then, I'd rather not pay half the price of a new machine to get a replacement timer that will do the same thing after a few years.
Hi just read your posting.Now put the machine to a spin cycle and push start,Does the noise happen in this cycle? If the noise doesn't happen then try a cold water fill but turn the hot tap off first.If the noise still doesn't happen then try a hot water fill but turn the cold water off first. This noise sounds like one of your water valves is faulty.Please reply with additional information on the questions and I am sure we can rectify this fault.
If the motor is spinning very rapidly when it should just be tumbling then it sounds like the tacho has gone or come loose on the motor.It may well need a new motor or there could even be a fault with the main programmer
Usually washers go around on the floor because either they're overloaded or during the spin cycle the cloths are not balanced inside the basket. If neither of these is the case, you'll need to make sure the washer has been leveled properly. The only other thing I can suggest is to place the washer on a carpeted surface so it won't "slide" so easily.
ppr78, couple of things you want to check. The bottom panel on these GE's are pretty flimsy. I have run into a couple where during agitation the bottom of the motor housing would rub against the bottom panel making a terrible noise. You need to remove the front panel by pusing on the clips on the left and right side just under the top. The front panel will pull out. During agitation, take your foot and push down on the bottom panel and see if the screech goes away. I have also found the suspension rod support sockets at the top dry out and make a screeching noise. You also want to check your belt and pully and see if the noise is from there. Check these things first...Catriver..post back.