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ApplianceGeneral Electric Washer


Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repairMore than 2 hours

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Nutdriver
Screw drivers
Socket set

Tracy From Ladson, SC

May 22, 2012

I knew the machine housing was making a bearing noise for sometime and then finally went out. Ordered the parts I was sure needed to be replaced. The dis-assembly started with removing the pulsator/agitator but would not come off after removing the bolt. Called a repair tech for advise and was told I would have to chisel the plastic ring that encapsulated the female spline hub of the pulsator/agitator. After removing the bulk of the pulsator, the hub would still not come off. Acquired a gear puller and applied to the hub but still would not come off. Then applied the gear puller and added the heat of a propane torch to the hub and the hub popped free. Removed large nut on the end of the machine housing/transmission assembly at the bottom of the tub. Put the washer on it's side, removed the rotor, stator, disconnected the clutch motor from the Machine housing/transmission actuator arm. Unbolted the machine housing/transmission and removed the assembly. Installed in the reverse order using Ceramic Anti Seize on all splines and female spline connections. Six hours later I was done. Had the manufacturer used some sort of Anti Seize the job would have only taken 1.5 hours tops.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Clutch Motor

Part Number: PS960868

In Stock

Machine Housing Assembly with Bearing

Part Number: PS961033

In Stock


Part Number: PS961142

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