Need to remove top cover of GE WPXQ3090T2WW top load washer
How do I remover the GE washer top cover which the lid is attached to? I need to replace the broken damper straps. It seems there are possible two clips under the front right and left cover based on some generic GE washer drawing I found over internet. However, I still do not know how to remove the cover. Thanks.
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Re: Need to remove top cover of GE WPXQ3090T2WW top load...
There should be 2 screws holding it on at the rear. Looking from the rear these will be at each top corner. Once these are removed push the lid from the front of the machine towards the rear and it will pop off.
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Ge has stabilizer rubber straps at top of outer tub remove front of washer remove 2 1/4 screws to remove top 5/16 screws hold 4 corners of top rim and 1/4 in scews under top frame replace all broken stabilizers then your problem should be fixed if still loud you may have bad trans
3 things can do this,there is a shock absorber mounted from the "platform" assembly up to the tub cover on top of the tub that has become dislodged,broken,etc., also there is a "Spring/Suspension rod" also connected in the same manner that can do the same as above shock can,otherwise,there also are 4 "tub dampening straps" located around the top of the tub and they can break off the tub cover and aid in the first 2 issues,you need to remove the front cover by taking a flat blade/putty knife between the top and front cover near the sides and pop the clips holding the front panel on,then you can remove the lid-switch wires and remove the top cover to inspect all above possibilities
It sounds like the belt is slipping & the damping straps are not securing the movement. The top tub cover should have 4 short rubber straps securing the basket to the cabinet. This prevents the tub from hitting the cabinet while the washer is spinning. I would recommend having the damper straps & the belt checked. Other possibilities would be the transmission or the brakes hanging up.
your lid safety switch is faulty,this switch controls spin and agitate cycles the lid needs to be closed so this switch will be closed to make the circuit,when its bad its open all the time and can't operate these cycles,you will need to remove the top cover to replace this switch
Check the rubber damper straps ('cables") by hand to make sure they aren't cracked or broken (a light tug on each should suffice). Sometimes it isn't obvious visually, especially if you don't have good lighting. If one strap is bad, replace the entire set. Also inspect the attachment points for the straps to make sure they aren't loose or bent.
If you are sure the damper straps are good, then check the suspension under the tub for excess wear or breakage.
could be the transmission going out or something as simply as a broken damper strap. with the washer turned OFF open the lid and check for extreme side to side or front to back movement of the outer tub. if there is then you need to order replacement dampener straps or mounting straps. its late here and I don't remember exactly what they are called LOL
THERE IS TWO SCREWS IN THE REAR OF THE TOP YOU HAVE IN THE PICTURE HERE REMOVE THOSE TWO SCREWS PULL CONTROL PANEL TOWARDS YOU AND PULL UP THERE ARE TWO METAL STRAPS ON EACH SIDE TAKE A SCREWDRIVER AND POP THESE OUT THERE IS A PLUG FOR THE LID SWITCH BEHIND THE CONTROL PANEL UNPLUG IT NOW PULL THE CABINET TOWARDS YOU AND IT WILL COME OFF! FLIP THE CABINET OVER AND YOU WILL FIND THE LID SWITCH
there are two spring tabs between the front cover and top lid of the machine.. i used a small screwdriver and stiff puddy knife. you have to push in the tab and then lift up..pins will stay in the lid... slide out of the front panel