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GE Washer WPSR3100W0WW roars like a freight train in spin cycle

I have a GE washer Model # WPSR3100W0WW which is roaring like a freight train in the spin cycle. I've been researching this a bit online and have pulled off the front and checked the tub holders on each corner - they appear to be fine. Is there a way to figure out if this is just a bearing or a major clutch/transmission problem? Also what sort of costs are associated with each?

Thank you, thank you, thank you

Dave

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  • calnlin Jul 08, 2008

    I have the exact same problem and was told that the cost to repair is more than its worth. New motor & transmission.

  • daveororpha Jul 09, 2008

    What? I just paid the 14.95 fee for tech support here and the tech I talked with said that it sounds like a tube ball bearing for $8 bucks which would, of course, wind up being a total of $150 by the time an appliance repair person would fix it. But what I don't want to do is fix a $8 ball bearing and then also have a bad transmission. Alas alack

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You would need a transmission (WH38x10002) which comes with a new tub seal, and runs between $150 and $200. Check the back of the owners manual to see if your washer has a five year warranty on the transmission. (newest ones may be only 1 year) They do make a couple special tools which make the repair easier, and an experienced tech can do one in about a half hour, but your first one will take much longer. Motor is most likely just fine.

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