Main seal leaking & burned bearings on & in transmission

ApplianceGeneral Electric Washer

ModelEWA6500DWW

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repairMore than 2 hours

Age of Appliance1 - 4 years

Tools Screw drivers
Socket set

Gregory From Mountain Home, ID

Nov 18, 2009

19 out of 42 people found this instruction helpful

Outrageous bad design for GE. We bought a SS tub washer but during repair found hidden aluminum components as 'wet' support structures, with massive corrosion; GE's SS tub is a fraud. Main seal went bad after 2 years, washer has a drip pan - no wonder, the problem was hiden for another year while parts burned up. Replacing transmission is basically simple if you have a large hammer and pipe wrench to remove the left hand turn aluminum main holding nut. Replacement parts were okay but we are going to sell washer & dryer immediately because of bad design - it will be a good machine for someone else for a couple years.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Hub Nut

Part Number: PS271505

$7.45
In Stock

Tub Bearing

Part Number: PS271510

$16.23
In Stock

Transmission and Brake Assembly

Part Number: PS271743

$150.97
In Stock