Washing Machine would not balance on spin cycle

ApplianceGeneral Electric Washer

ModelWBSE2090A0WW

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair1- 2 hours

Age of Appliance1 - 4 years

Tools Nutdriver
Screw drivers

Jarid From Louisville, KY

Jul 10, 2011

13 out of 22 people found this instruction helpful

I replaced the work tub dampening strap because that what everyone recommended to replace for this problem. However the purpose of these straps is to dampen the agitation cycle and they have nothing to with the spin cycle at all. the balance ring assembly had been rubbing on the outer tub so I decided to replace it because of a "balance issue". However the ring is liquid with baffles to counter balance the load as it spins and it still had the liquid inside of it so it was actual not needed. What fixed my issue was I found a bolt laying at the bottom of the washer. This bolt was one of the 4 bolts that hold the outer tub to the metal support. When it feel out the tub was only held in at 3 points not the needed 4. This allowed it to rock a bit in the high speed spin and you thought it was going to fly into a 1000 pieces. I replaced the bolt and other parts since I had paid for them and everything works great now.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Tub Dampening Strap

Part Number: PS271100

$3.71
In Stock

BAL RING ASM

Part Number: PS273342

$47.20
In Stock