Leaking oil into the washer (in tub and on clothes)

ApplianceGeneral Electric Washer


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repairMore than 2 hours

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Wrench set
Screw drivers
Socket set

Scott From Bloomington, IN

Apr 23, 2010

41 out of 43 people found this instruction helpful

Had never repaired a washer before, but have several tools and enjoy working with my hands. Knew it would be cost prohibitive to call a repairman, and didn't have anything to lose. Quick delivery from partselect -- reasonable price, too. This was as easy as simply taking the whole washer apart (NOTE -- there are instructions behind the knobs inside the unit that are very helpful!) replacing the transmission and putting it all back together. Hardest part was getting the hub nut off of the transmission axle. To get it off (REVERSE THREADED, so 'tighten' to 'loosen') I used a 1 11/16 socket and impact wrench. Use the same tool to tighten (but go EASY...don't overtighten). This was not difficult, but just took some time. A couple of evenings later, we were washing again like NEW. Part cost around $160, labor was 'free' and much less than a new $500 top loader or $800 front loader. If you enjoy taking things apart and have some tools, then go for it!

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Transmission and Brake Assembly

Part Number: PS271743

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