Loud noise when the machine was spinning and water leakage.

ApplianceGeneral Electric Washer


Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repairMore than 2 hours

Age of Appliance1 - 4 years

Tools Nutdriver
Screw drivers
Socket set
Wrench set

Harold From Littleton, CO

May 23, 2014

I followed the repair video at PartSelect.com The split ring was heavily corroded, and broken, just as in the video. I had some difficulty removing the tub seal, and the tub bearing, as they were a much tighter fit than demonstrated in the video. I was able to remove the tub bearing without damaging the outer tub by using a large socket, and tapping the tub bearing out. The transmission's ball bearing had failed due to water leakage, and was making noise. I had to replace the transmission as well. It seems as if the water seal in the machine is not adequate for this job. The washer now operates like new, but I know it will not last. It is my habit to change every repair part involved in a repair like this, so that I will not need to open the machine again. I did not change the 6 rib belt because the new belt did not fit. It had a different part number than the original.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Tub Bearing

Part Number: PS271509

In Stock

Tub Bearing

Part Number: PS271510

In Stock

Hub Washer

Part Number: PS271511

In Stock

Split Ring

Part Number: PS1766022

In Stock

Tub Seal (Now subbed to Tub Seal)

Part Number: PS4704237

In Stock