Tub seal leaked, rusted the transmission bearing which locked up

ApplianceGeneral Electric Washer


Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repairMore than 2 hours

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Pliers
Screw drivers
Socket set

Wayne From Saint Augustine, FL

Jan 14, 2010

114 out of 141 people found this instruction helpful

I followed the instructions in the GE Consumer Service Training Technician Manual Pub. No. 31-10008.

I also power washed the basket and tub before reassembly.

The tub seal comes with the transmission and brake assembly so it's not necessary to order another seal.

The agitator coupling kit contains a redesigned coupler and longer screw with new o-ring.

I bought the hub nut, split ring, tub bearing, agitator coupling kit and washer hub because these are all the parts that go on the transmission shaft. I felt it was best to spend a few dollars more to replace every part involved with the spin and agitation of the washer.

I used the channel lock and a hammer with a shortened handle to remove and replace the hub nut. Use caution as the nut is aluminum.

The entire job took 5 hours.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Hub Nut

Part Number: PS271505

In Stock

Tub Bearing

Part Number: PS271509

In Stock

Hub Washer

Part Number: PS271511

In Stock

Transmission and Brake Assembly

Part Number: PS271743

In Stock

Agitator Coupling Kit

Part Number: PS1517844

In Stock

Split Ring

Part Number: PS1766022

In Stock

Tub Seal (Now subbed to Tub Seal)

Part Number: PS4704237

In Stock