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GE Front Loader wsxh208a1ww tub bearing

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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

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  • 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.

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gittos73
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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

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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

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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

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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
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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...

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http://www.fixya.com/support/r3663122-washer_problems_washer_noise_when

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Posted on Aug 22, 2010

blueextc3221
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SOURCE: GE front load washer WSXH208A1WW belt slips off

There is a belt tensioner pulley. If it is failed - your belt won't properly tension.

It appears your tensioner has failed in this instance.

For replacement parts - head on over to PartSelect.com or RepairClinic.com and enter in your full model number for a full parts listing.
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PartSelect has a great schematic database for locating the part on your unit and great "testimonials" for each part that often times includes HOW-TO information.
RepairClinic has pictures of each part they sell and also a great how-to and troubleshooting for basic repairs.


If your unit has never been serviced - there should still be an original service manual enclosed in plastic taped to the inside of the shell.
In the service manual are Error codes, maintenance procedures, and troubleshooting steps you can follow.


Anything too complicated or beyond your scope should be handled by a professional.

If you think you want to tackle the repair - and have gotten stuck on a step - reply to your question and I will be glad to help you out.




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