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GE washer WCVH6260FWW. I thought I had a leaky boot seal, but as I took things apart I found that the outer plastic drum housing was being eaten away by the inner metal drum housing either due to uneven loads or the bearing for the inner drum may be shot? I guess my first question is "how do I remove the lower support springs?". It looks like they twist to remove, but I don't want to break them in the process. The next question is (once I get inside that drum) is "can I replace just the front portion of the outer plastic drum, or is this only replaceable as an assembly?" I can take and send pictures if needed. Thanks!

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  • jimhausch Mar 27, 2011

    I will give that a try and get back to you. Thanks.

  • jimhausch Mar 27, 2011

    You called it. That "spider" was broken into 3 pieces (and looking pretty gnarly, too). There is a little wear on the back plastic tub. Time to shopping for parts. . . . any recommendations?

  • jimhausch Mar 27, 2011

    I have been shopping for parts and can't find that "spider" on any of the exploded drawings. I am guessing it is only available as part of the metal tub? If you know where I can buy just that part, please let me know. My email is my user name "at gmail dot com".

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Your problem is more than likely the inner drum spider that holds the inner drum onto the shaft thru the bearings to the rear to the drive pulley,you need to remove the rear access panel, the drum pulley then remove the nut and c clip,then pull drum out the front,the spiders on these are pot metal and when they corrode from water/soap/detergent and break this will let the inner drum erode the outer plastic drum,you can more than likely move the drum side to side and up and down,get this checked out as if it come loose it can fly apart in spin cycle,as for the springs,there are pins there and need to be depressed on the pin side and removed,this is the fourth G.E. washer I have found with this problem in this model

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  • danny Hendrickson Mar 29, 2011

    you will need to purchase the entire tub as the spider is not available separately,i believe you can get it at "www.appliancepartsp[ros.com" or 1-877-477-7278,i looked it up and it is #512 in the drawing #4 called the basket asm. and the spider in this drawing isnt visible,heres the clincher though $512.00 plus S&H

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