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Tub Dampening Strap

PartSelect Number PS271100

Appliance would take 4 straps. It is recommended to replace all 4 at the same time. They keep the tub in the center of the cabinet. Sold individually.

This part works with the following brands: GE, Hotpoint & Kenmore.

This part fixes the following symptoms:

  • Shakes and moves.
  • Unusual Noise.
  • Leaking water.
  • Pumps but will not spin.
  • Will not agitate.
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Parts Used

  • Tub Dampening Strap

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsNutdriver

CustomerRobert from Covington PA

Loud noise upon aggitation

replaced Tub dampeners Straps.

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Parts Used

  • Tub Dampening Strap

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Pliers, Socket set, Wrench set

CustomerMark from Venice CA

Noisy washing machine, tub bangs around

The picture of how to depress the clips to remove the front was incorrect. The clips are 4" from the sides not immediately at the sides per the picture. The 4 rubber springs were only part of what was needed for the washer. The old gas dryer was still working. There are two more springs on the bottom of the tub missing not shown on diagrams, so it still sways side to side, bangs around and makes a lot of noise. After putting on the 4 rubber springs, it ran, but probably needed a new clutch also, because it wouldn't spin dry anymore. I ended up spending $2000 for new washer and dryer from Maytag, and throwing out these old machines today.

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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsSocket set

CustomerPatrick from San Antonio TX

Tub dampening straps needed for repair

Check on internet on how to use a putty knife to remove the front panel (slip it into the crack between the top lid and front panel). Then you can see the straps that are broke, figure out which screws to remove to gently lift the top lid to get at the pieces holding the straps in. Pretty simple, just remember to unplug the machine before starting.

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Parts Used

  • Tub Dampening Strap

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers

CustomerDrew from Apopka FL

Tub straps broken caused excessive wabbling

Popped off the front panel and removed two screws that help top down. Then pulled the top of the washer up and leaned back out of way.Then each strap had a screw on each end and a clip that holds straps just remove the old and replace with new and put back together.

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Parts Used

  • Tub Dampening Strap

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers, Wrench(Adjustable)

CustomerMatthew from Inwood WV

The washer was making noise.

Removed the front cover with a screwdriver, by locating and slightly prying the metal clpis back to release the cover. Then I removed one screw (only one visible) from the strap that hold the top cover/lid down. With a little prying, I lifted the lid up out of the way, and suspended it with a cord. I removed the old dampener straps and replaced each one at a time with the new strap. It was not to hard to get to the screws (I have large arms), and it only took me nearly a half hour to complete the task. It would have been easier if I used two different size nutdrivers, but it was easy enough with an adjustable wrench. Then simply put everything back to together in reverse order of how I took it apart. The wife was impress that I fixed another thing around the house.

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  • Tub Dampening Strap

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsNutdriver

CustomerEdward from Livingston LA

1 broken tub dampening strap and 1 about to break

Removed the front panel (retainer clips), removed two screws holding the top panel and door, removed all 4 dampening straps and replaced them with the new straps, put the components back in reverse order of removal.

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  • Tub Dampening Strap

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsNutdriver

CustomerFRANCIS from BRICK NJ

Noisey,out-of-balance spin cycle

Removed the two hex head screws from the broken strap and replaced it with the new one. The other three straps were not broken but I also replaced them, again, one at a time. This made sense,since the machine was at least ten years old.

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Parts Used

  • Tub Dampening Strap

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Wrench(Adjustable)

CustomerFred from Campbell CA

Two out of four straps were torn

First I found out on the web how to open the washer's front cover.
For the strap in the front, it's relatively easy to replace a strep if your hands are somewhat flexible.
For the one in the back, I also needed to open the top dial panel, in order to lift the main lid connected to it, in order to then be able to reach one of the screws of the back strap. the other one of its screws I was able to reach from the front with a ratchet and extension from the front. Arms do get heavy from time to time, but overall it was manageable.

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  • Tub Dampening Strap

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerLuiz from Bethesda MD

The washer was shaking a lot

I had to take out the front panel to access the Tub. Afterward the work wasn't hard.

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Parts Used

  • Tub Dampening Strap

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsNutdriver

CustomerDave from Irving TX

Washing machine flooding

The after school director told me of the washing machine flooding. It took only a bit to find the hose that was leaking--a little longer to figure out where it went. It was the bleach line to the drum from the little bowl under the lid. It had pulled off.

I noticed that three of the four tub dampening straps (little rubber bungees) were broken. PartsSelect had a good exploded view of the washer that helped me locate the correct part and order it. They were shipped quickly.

Start with the machine empty of water and unplugged.

The front of the washer pops off (most have a removable top but this GE did the front instead). This exposes two screws to remove in order to lift and remove the top, exposing the tub. While you lift the lid, you have to remove the bleach line from the pocket at the front of the machine. It helped to unplug the machine and remove the lid switch to make access easier. It has two screws holding the assembly to the lid.

The straps are on the four corners of the tub, attached by hex-head screws. The two in the back aren't as easy to access. A stubby nutdriver would have helped for the screws that were upside down holding the straps to the frame. The straps were replaced and all the parts put back.

The washer is quieter and shakes much less. It was ready for the Christmas dinner washing later in the week.

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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers, Socket set

Customercynthia from winter park FL

Washer leaked water

after reading repair stories, decided I should take front panel off and see where leak was coming from. taking the panel off was real pain but well worth as inside was dry! so I looked again and discovered a pin hole in drain hose that only leaked when tub was full. while I had panel off I noticed tub dampening straps were broken so went ahead and ordered those parts too.

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Parts Used

  • Tub Dampening Strap

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsNutdriver

CustomerWilliam from Perrysville IN

Broken straps

replaced them & working fine now....

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  • Tub Dampening Strap

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsNutdriver

CustomerDarrell from Sebring FL

Washer would not spin

removed old dampening straps replaced with new ones a total of 4 straps, took about 10 min, works great again.very easy to do. thank you.

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Parts Used

  • Tub Dampening Strap

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers, Socket set, Wrench(Adjustable)

Customerjoel from mt vernon IL

Two tub dampening straps snapped

I just watchied the clip on the website during the day about how to fix it, went home that night and fixed it.

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