Hub under agitator disentegrated

ApplianceGeneral Electric Washer

ModelWBSE3120B1WW

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repairMore than 2 hours

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Screw drivers
Socket set
Wrench(Adjustable)

MARK From RAMSEY, NJ

Jun 17, 2009

15 out of 16 people found this instruction helpful

I used the other 4 posting as a guideline but found that what wasn't mentioned here was that the disassembly/re-assembly instructions are actually located inside the washing machine behind the control panel (wish I knew that before I started doing it on my own).

After removing the control knobs (temperature, cycle, etc.), unscrew the four screws and lift the control panel off. Underneath the panel, there was a folded up wiring diagram that includes assembly instructions on the back.

Like others here, everything went smooth until I tried to get the Hub Nut (PS271505) off. No matter how hard I tried turning or hitting it (or the wrenches), it wouldn't move at all. I followed the other people's advise here and ended up taking a hammer and small chisel to the side of the nut. It's an aluminum nut so it cracked pretty easily and was easy to remove after that. Take my advise and just break the nut off if you are having any sort of difficulties getting it to turn. It's worth the extra $11 to just buy a new one!

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Hub Nut

Part Number: PS271505

$7.45
In Stock

Inner Tub Base Hub

Part Number: PS273296

$54.04
In Stock