Question about GE WSXH208A Front Load Washer

Open Question

GE Front Loader wsxh208a1ww tub bearing

Hello!
I have a GE Front Loader that makes a load noise during the spin cycle and I'm assuming the tub bearing is worn.  After removing the rear cover and belt, I noticed the tub pulley had some minor play as it moves up and down.  I'm wondering if the bearing can be replaced or do I need to replace the entire rear tub w/ the bearing.  Also, is it recommended to allow a tech to completed the repairs.
Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated,
Bill

Posted by on

  • dgorril Jul 30, 2008

    I've got the same problem. I'm wondering if there might be too much play in the belt as well. Seems like the bearings are a good bet as well. It is very loud, sounds like driving on a flat.

×

Ad

6 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya Repairman can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repair professionals here in the US.
click here to Talk to a Repairman (only for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad
gittos73
  • 244 Answers

SOURCE: very loud washer during spin cycle

it will be your bearings not the belt or pulle you can check this out by having it empty open the door place the palm of your hand on the outside were the top of the door closers to place your fingers ti the inside of the top of inner drum and pull your fingers towards your palm if there is the slightist movement than the bearings need replacing

Posted on Aug 22, 2007

Ad
  • 103 Answers

SOURCE: front loader making loud noise with spin cycle

i have the same problem as urs. i open the whole drum myself and replaced the rear bearing. but the actual problem is the bearing housing is loose in plastic drum. so only drum needs to be replaced.

Posted on Oct 23, 2009

  • 1 Answer

SOURCE: GE Washer Spin Cycle Problem

I have a GE washer and my problem is that do the washing just fine. but when it goes for the rinsing won't take water. I have to pur water manually with a hose so it can go then to the spinning..

Posted on Nov 04, 2009

  • 151 Answers

SOURCE: I have a GE top load washing machine. During the

there are springs under the machine that attatch to the tub in 3 to 4 places if one of these springs break it will cause the tub to bang.

Posted on Dec 24, 2009

heatman101
  • 43501 Answers

SOURCE: Our new GE front load washer shakes/ vibrates and

Hi,
When my washer did that, I found that the shocks that hold the tub were bad...

Check out this tip I wrote about that...

Washer Problems Washer noise when spinning
http://www.fixya.com/support/r3663122-washer_problems_washer_noise_when

heatman101

Posted on Aug 22, 2010

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

I have a top load fridgidaire washer model fwsc445rfs0. During the wash cycle it makes a high pitched scraping noise.... Struggles also while it winds down before rinse. Bearing maybe?


How To Fix A Washing Machine Making Noise During The ...

removeandreplace.com/.../washing-machine-making-noise-during-the-sp...
Jul 27, 2015 - Agitator directional cogs aka "agitator dogs" (top load washers) ... If you hear a rubbing sound or the drum spins uneven, then the ... A washer making a loud noise during spin cycle can also be caused ... The clutch in a washing machine connects the inner wash tub to the ..... May 8, 2015; High Water Bill?

Dishwasher Making Loud Grinding Noise During Wash Cycle

removeandreplace.com/.../dishwasher-making-loud-grinding-noise-durin...
Apr 11, 2014 - Dishwasher Making Loud Grinding Noise During Wash Cycle ... GE, Whirlpool, Frigidaire, KitchenAid, Maytag, Kenmore, and LG) this is a .... Our Amana dishwasher is making a loud, high-pitched squealing noise throughout the wash ....Out Of A Washing Machine - Top Load & Front Load September 30, ...

All comments on Loud dishwasher Frigidaire Gallery mode ...

https://www.youtube.com/all_comments?v=v-arYb20kOk


Dec 03, 2015 | Washing Machines

1 Answer

Why does my washer (maytag mah5500bww front loader) make noise during the wash/rinse cycles but not during the spin.?


The noise could be from a loose wire harness, plastic purse-lock wire harness retainer on the upper hose hitting the top cover ir a plastic injector mold standoff on the outer tub bearing housing, also a flat spot in the belt could cause a tapping noise. Something between the outer tub and wash basket. I have had to remove items lodged in the drain tube between the pump and tub, like bra under wires. Sometimes you can squeeze the tube and feel objects the ate lodged. I always take the tube off the tub side and run my finger all the way down to the pump impeller to make sure. I also check the I can spin the impeller and the nothing is in the pump. Hard to say with out being there. Where do you think the noise is coming from top , bottom , left , or right side?

Apr 30, 2014 | Maytag Neptune MAH5500B Front Load Washer

1 Answer

Washer is a Samsung WWF337AAW-XAC. Just prior to the spin cycle we hear a rattling or grating noise and then it rattles throughout the spin cycle. It will sometimes rattle at the end of the rinse cycle but...


hi Rick.
Reasons a washer will make noise during spin mode:
1. Main tub bearing faulty
2. Main drive pulley
3. Motor coupling worn
4. Bad clutch
5. Worn out drive belt
6. Clogged or damaged drain pump
7. Transmission is worn out
8. Shock absorber (front loader washers)
9. Springs or dampening straps (top load washers)
10. Agitator directional cogs aka "agitator dogs" (top load washers
When the washer spins, it rides on a bearing that allows the tub to move freely with zero resistance. If this bearing is worn out, a loud noise will be heard when the washer spins. A good way to tell if your washer problem is the main tub bearing will be that the washer noise will get worse or louder as time goes on. This means the bearing is becoming more worn out and close to complete failure. The bearing in your washing machine is a circular metal object that has many small little metal balls inside. These small metal balls inside the bearing sit in a track and move when the washer is spinning. If the tub bearing begins to wear out, usually the small metal balls inside can fall out one by one causing the noise you hear. (If your washing machine is a front load washer, open the door and turn the drum by hand. If you hear a rubbing sound or the drum spins uneven, then the main tub bearing is most likely bad and needs replaced.)
Washing machine tub bearing

Washer has noise during spin cycle

The bearing may also be without lubrication. If the sound you hear is more of a squeaking noise than a grinding noise, it may mean the bearing needs to be lubricated with a mechanical grease. If the sound is more of a grinding noise, then this usually means the bearing is falling apart and will need to be replaced ASAP. If you suspect your washers main tub bearing is worn out, the repair process is one of the most difficult to perform yourself. A worn bearing can also damage the tub of the washer. This means the tub (inner or outer) may need to be replaced also.
A washer making a loud noise during spin cycle can also be caused by a faulty drive pulley. The pulley is what the belt (if applicable to your washer) rides on to spin your washers tub. The pulley can be made of plastic or metal. It could be simply worn out or just loose. To find out if the drive pulley is causing the noise, you will need to take the washer apart and inspect the pulley for signs of damage.
WASHER MOTOR PULLEY
The motor coupling could also be the cause of the loud noise. The motor coupling in your washer connects the washers transmission to the motor. It is made of plastic and built to break if the washer gets overloaded. This is so the motor and the transmission do not become damaged. The motor coupling is an easier repair and can be done by most people.




Washer Washing Machine Motor Drive Coupling Coupler
The clutch in a washing machine connects the inner wash tub to the transmission. The clutch lets the washer get to the proper spin RPM in a gradual way. If the clutch is worn it can make noise when the washer is spinning. A bad clutch needs to be removed and replaced to stop the noise.
Washing Machine Clutch
The belt in your washer can become worn and cause noise while spinning. If worn out, replace the belt. Replacing the drive belt on a washing machine is an easy task and can be ordered online for less.
Washing machine belt
The drain pump in your washer that drains the water out could be clogged or damaged. While in spin mode, your washer may drain out the water by using the drain pump. If the loud noise only happens at certain intervals during the spin cycle, it may be the drain pump. Usually this can be fixed by simply removing the drain pump and removing any debris that may be clogging it up causing the noise.
Drain Pump for Washing Machine




The next part of your washer that can be causing a loud noise is the transmission. If the transmission is bad, usually the cost to fix this outweighs the cost of a new washer.
If you have a front loading washing machine, they all have shock absorbers. The shock absorbers are used to center the tub movement while in the spin cycle. These shock absorbers are connected from the washer frame to the outer tub. If the shock absorbers in your front loader become weak the washer will make a loud banging sound during the spinning cycle.
Shock Absorber for washing machine
Top load washers usually have springs or dampening straps holding the tub centered. If a spring or strap falls off or becomes weak, a loud noise will be heard in spin mode. Simply replace the strap, spring, or springs to remedy this issue.
Washing machine suspension springs
Agitator directional cogs are used to operate the upper part of dual action agitators (Top load washers). They engage the cogs on the inner area of the agitator as it turns in one direction. They release when the agitator reverses its direction. This lets the top part of the agitator to ratchet in only one direction. The bottom part will agitate in both directions. The cogs are made of plastic and wear out with regular use. They will start slipping and make a grinding noise. Another way to be sure that this part is bad is if you notice the top portion of the agitator does not move in a smooth motion. Removing the top half of the agitator to see if the cogs are worn out.

Dec 08, 2017 | Washing Machines

1 Answer

I have WSXH208A front loader. Recently it started making considerable noise during the spin cycle. It spins uniformly so it is not a balance problem. When I spin the drum by hand it spins very rough,...


it is not a easy fix,, the whole tub has to come out and then apart,, i would recommend getting help with this, there is to much that can leak and go wrong

Jan 23, 2011 | GE WSXH208A Front Load Washer

1 Answer

Kenmore front loader Model Number 970-C42162-00 bearing behind drum pully very noisy


Had noise during spin cycle called for repair $79 dollors later its tub assembly its clamp on the back of drum cost $1000 dollors to repair so if you have 747 during spin cycle buy yourself a new machine.

Mar 16, 2010 | Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer

1 Answer

My Kenmore Front Loader washer machine is making a loud noise during the spin cycle


tub bearing more than likely.tub has a 10 yr warranty so call sears get the flat rate labor charge their offering then have them replace the tub

Jan 11, 2010 | Kenmore 43042 Front Load Washer

3 Answers

Loud noise during washing/rinsing cycles


I just replaced the bearings on my Front loader Maytag MAH5500B, as it sounded like a freight train during the spin cycle. The bearing replacement fixed the train problem.

NEW PROBLEM NOW: It's been about a month now since the bearing job and now something is clicking/binding when you spin the back belt wheel. I have taken the belt off and carefully move the wheel and I still get this clicking noise. It sounds as if someone is hitting the plastic drum that the tub is surrounded by. I really doubt it's the bearings this soon, as the sound is not the same! No leaks or metal shavings to speak of or rubbing of the belt wheel.

Seems like it's more noticeable during the wash/rinse cycles then the spin.

Can anyone help.???

Oct 09, 2009 | Maytag Neptune MAH5500B Front Load Washer

2 Answers

Maytag Epic Z Washer has object between drum and tub.


did you ever find out how to separate the tub and basket on your maytag washer? I have exactly the same problem.

Jun 23, 2009 | Maytag EPIC MFW9700S Front Load Washer

1 Answer

Loud noise coming from bottom of washer during spin cycle


If it is a ge kenmore it sounds like your tub bearing is dry and needs to be replaced.The reason i say ge kenmore is because they fall under differant companys depending on witch year you bought it

May 07, 2009 | Whirlpool Inglis IP4400 Washer

1 Answer

Makes horrible noise during spin cycle only


The bearings have most likely gone bad. This is a very common problem with the front load washer when powder soap is used.

Jan 28, 2009 | GE WBVH6240F Front Load Washer

Not finding what you are looking for?
GE WSXH208A Front Load Washer Logo

Related Topics:

789 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top GE Washing Machines Experts

Dan Webster
Dan Webster

Level 3 Expert

8220 Answers

Tim Whalen

Level 3 Expert

3074 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17130 Answers

Are you a GE Washing Machine Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...