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Washer transmission dead?

We have a GE washer that has been recently generating a significant amount of noise (grinding) during spin cycle, and last night it stopped spining altogether.

It seems the transmission has died.

What do you think?

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  • ldmallory Jul 10, 2008

    Should I be able to turn the tub by hand?



    Should I hear any noise during spin cycle?



    At this time- even if the bearings are bad, I would expect the transmission to try and turn the tub and hear noise as the transmission works to turn the tub.



    Are you suggesting the bearings have failed and seized so the transmission can not turn the tub?

  • gerst Sep 13, 2008

    Washer has been noisy on spin cycle for a year getting progressively more noisy and finally siezed up today. It is 7 years old. Repair or repace?



    Gerst,



    in soggy Texas

  • tigersb8 Nov 22, 2008

    Hello,

    We have the same problem. During the spinning cycle, washer sounds like a roller coaster! Noise is very loud. We called a repair service and they quoted at least $300.00 to repair. Is it worth repairing or replacing? I went on line and found a trasnmission and tub seal for $134.00. Should we try to repair ourselves?

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Hi,
From your description, it sounds like the drum bearings have failed. If you grab the drum (power off, of course) it will probably wobble around a lot more than it should, and there might be metallic debris in the removable filter. White clothes may have been getting greasy spots on them recently.

Does any of this fit the bill with you? I hope it helps a bit to find out what's wrong.
If these suggestions do help you solve the problem, please give my reply a rating to help others judge my knowledge / guessing skills. If they do not, please add a comment with more details so I can try to help you further. Cheers, D

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  • Richard Raynor Jul 10, 2008

    "Should I be able to turn the tub by hand?" Easily. If you cannot, then the electric motor won't be able to either, and may burn out or blow an internal fuse if fitted, or burn out the control circuit..



    "Should I hear any noise during spin cycle?" Just the normal whining and whistlings noises.



    "Are you suggesting the bearings have failed and seized so the transmission can not turn the tub?" Well, it is possible.



    If these suggestions do help you solve the problem, please give my reply a rating to help others judge my knowledge / guessing skills. If they do not, please delay the rating and add a comment with more details so I can try to help you further. Cheers, D

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