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For a GE Washer: GE Washer WSERE526F0WW what does the Washer Tub Bearing do

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SOURCE: GE Profile Model WPSR3100W0WW

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SOURCE: Outer Tub Bearing

Yikes, I would buy a new washer for that price. Also try calling another local appliance tech out and see his price on fixing the problem. You may also be able to fix it yourself but you will have alot to remove

Posted on Feb 09, 2009

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SOURCE: GE Washer Tub has sunk and is grinding on bottom

I had the same problem and as near as I can tell, we ran a load the was simply too big and the upper chasis "droooped" just enough from the weight to cause the metal to bow. As a result, the bottom of the tub assembly was rubbing against the lower metal chasis, creating a loud grinding noise. Metal filings indicated the wear point. I took a piece of wood that is about 1"x3x height and wedged it in front and slightly to the left of the motor, running straight, up and down. the board stands straight to take out the bowing- lifting the tub about 1/4" more. This was just enough to provide the clearance needed to prevent grinding. If the vertival board is too long, you won't be able to get the front cover back on.

Posted on Jul 26, 2009

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Have a GE WSXH208HWW Spacesaver, Washing Basket is wobbling. What is the problem and can I fix it myself?

2 possible problems. On the outside of the tub front and on the top back are cement counter weights that are bolted to the tub. If they are coming loose, they would cause the tub to go off balance and wobble. If just the stainless inner tub is the one that wobbles, that suggests a bad rear drum bearing. The counter weight problem easy to fix once you get the top and back off and just need re-tightened. The back drum bearing is something even trained techs want to avoid. It requires removing the complete tub/drum assembly from the washer----then splitting the outer tub in half to replace the inner drum and bearing assembly. Cost for parts will be excessive and not worth the repair.

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Please help me find what's causing my GE top load washer to sound like a freight train in spin cycle??

First, a huge thanks for including a video of your problem. I wish all answer seekers would do the same. It helps greatly.

The video helps greatly, but is missing many important parts/areas to help fully diagnose. One thing that I noticed, tho it was a "split second" shot, was the wobble in the agitator, which seemed to wobble/vibrate in greater magnitude than the tub. The agitator should sit firmly on the shaft, and not wobble so much. (if a 2 piece agitator, the smaller finned top section is normal to wobble a little bit more tho).

The roaring noise indicates another problem, most likely a worn tub bearing. I'll include a link to a YouTube video that shows replacement of a tub bearing. Also make sure the 4 short upper rubber "shock-dampening straps" (tubular in shape) are not overstretched or broken from age/use. If so, they need replacement.

The general movement of the tub and motor assembly in your video is within the realm of "normal". But is perhaps on the upper limit of normal movement.

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How do i remove tub bearing from GE model whdvh626ww washer

Replacing the tub bearing requires a complete tear down. It's not too hard of a job, but it does require tools and perseverence. Go to YouTube and type in the search bar, "front load washer bearing replace" to see what you are in for. Let me know if you decide to tackle it and get stuck.

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Spin cycle trips house circuit breaker on my GE top loading washer


The very likely reason the breaker trips only on spin is because the tub bearing is locked up on the washer since it is locked up its causing way excessive friction at the motor which causes the breaker to trip.Can you rotate the tub by hand or does it seem really hard to rotate by hand indicating that the tub is ceased up due to the tub bearing??


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The drum inside my ge wbvh6240fww washer is loose. I can move it around with my hands. During spin cycles it sounds like a tornado, and the room fills with smoke from where the drum rubs. The belt is fine,...

There is one bearing in rear tub/bearing is part of rear tub...To repair that unit you will need a rear tub/inner basket with spindal and possible a front tub if it damaged..If i was you I would price the parts b/c you may not want to repair it as it can be costly .....Good luck

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I have a GE Select Top loading wash machine that is making alot of noise during the spin cycle. 99/2000 model

If it sounds like a jet plane taking off, a grinding noise, it is the bearing. This is pretty difficult to replace. If you do attempt it, you MUST replace the inner tub seal. This is leaking onto the bearing, causing it to go bad.

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Noisy when spinning

The noise coming from this machine as it spins is due to -- If the tub seal lets go water will weep into the tub bearing. This will rust the basket shaft and normally wreck the tub bearing. Once the bearings starts to get worn enough it usually gets very noisy. The tub bearing is pressed onto the outer back half of the tub shell assembly. Normally need to replace the inner basket/shaft assembly  and the outer shell with the tub bearing. 
Sometimes the inner basket support will crack, this can give an clicking or banging noise as well.
Pictures of this job...
A sure indication was the brown junk/gookus leaking out if the rear bearing area and the belt has spewed it around in the drum that the rear bearing and seal was bad...
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The whole outer shell and basket come out to do this repair....what bad bearing and rusted shaft looked like...
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I had to remove the back panel. Undo the pump hose & water level hose, remove the 2 shocks, remove the motor, undo the front boot from the outer panel and remove the 2 springs to lift the whole assembly out from the back to work on it.
Picture1 ( boot pushed inside ) Help page1 - Help page2

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Outer Tub Bearing

Yikes, I would buy a new washer for that price. Also try calling another local appliance tech out and see his price on fixing the problem. You may also be able to fix it yourself but you will have alot to remove

Feb 09, 2009 | GE WSXH208A Front Load Washer

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GE WBXR2060V1WW leak_transmission shaft and tub

The tub seal is leaking, often this damages the transmission. A new tub seal comes with the transmission this page should help

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