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GE WKSR2100T9WW screaming like tortured farm animal during spin


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#1 Brazen Repair Cricket

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Posted 06 August 2005 - 03:43 PM

My washer screams during first attempts to spin.  If it gets going, with a really light load, it is noiser than 7 pigs being prepared for slaughter.

Most times with a slightly heavier load I have to use my massive farm hands to get the tub spinning.

When it has been trying to finish multiple loads in a row, the last ones are problematic and rarely finish.  Leaving my DW with a soppy mess.

I pulled the cover recently and rust colored spew is on every interior surface.  Most likely exacerbated by my first quieting solution of spraying lubricant on bottom of tranny assy.

Tranny turns both ways, but sometimes the resistance is too high for the motor to overcome and belt slips and I get a joyful burning smell to add to my soggy mess.  Is there a repairable/replaceable lower assembly available for that transmission or is all or nothing replacement of the transmission?  Does it sound like the culprit/varmit has been isolated to the lower portion of transmission?

Thank you sensi for your guidance.

-Eric


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Posted 06 August 2005 - 06:58 PM

Fried transmission. LOOOOOOOONNNNNNGGGGGGG history of this kind of issue with these. There is a 5-year "part-only" (you pay the labour charge) warranty on these transmissions. If under 5 years, I'd think hard before having it fixed. If over 5 years, forget it. Just my opinion.
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#3 nickfixit

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Posted 07 August 2005 - 03:43 AM

You most likely got lubricant on the belt, pulley, and inside the clutch. You can figure on replacing the belt and clutch just for starters.

The gearcase is serviced by replacing the assembly. There is a bearing kit available, but it's not the way to go.

I would not invest much money on this machine. The newer GE washers are prone to numerous, multiple, and expensive failures.

Cut your losses and get a whirlpool top load machine.

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Posted 07 August 2005 - 11:42 AM

Thanks to all for the replies.  I got 9 years out of this one, so I took your advice and put it out to pasture.  Now it seems the matching dryer noticed it's mate has been removed and is slowly whining, possibly sympathy noises but I may have a drum bushing/bearing on it way out.

Let's hope the sympathy breakdowns end in the laundry room.  If dishwasher and range join forces, I may have an appliance mutiny on my hands.

 

-Eric


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Posted 07 August 2005 - 02:29 PM

yeah buy a whirlpool or Kenmore 110. XXXXXXX   model      ....  

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Posted 07 August 2005 - 03:58 PM

I would suggest a Whirlpool, roper, Estate, KitchenAid....the Kenmore 110. is Whirlpool but then you have to deal with Sears for any warranty issues............:?
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