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rubyandthepeach

ge washer outer basket moving to much(wjsr2080t2aa)

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Just replaced the tranny, tub seal, sleeve bearing(in outer tub) & dampenind straps. In wash/rinse cycle, the outer basket moves in sync with the spin basket. It moves back and forth sort of fast and hard. I don't remember it doing this before. Is the outer basket supposed to stay still

while the spin basket and agitator move? I'm worried the suspension rods and dampening straps will break. I also put some anti sieze on the split ring and bottom of hub(to prevent later rust/freezing) and now the spin basket slowly makes rotations in wash/rinse cycle.

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Does the basket brake after spin or does it just freewheel until it stops? Does water leak over the side during agitate? Why did you spend so much time and money fixing this POS washer?

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No it brakes well. And no water flows over. That's why I changed the tranny. I just don't think the outer basket moved so much before. Together all the parts only cost about $165, so I can't bitch too much.

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Okay, fair enough. A little indexing of the inner basket relative to the outer tub is normal in this washer, I forget what the spec is but it's something on the order of 1/8 of a turn. What are you seeing?

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it's about that. maybe 1/4 inch. But according to the people at ge, only the agitator is supposed to move. not the spin or outer basket. Is the outer basket supposed to move back and forth? I don't know if I'm explaining it well.

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I have a video of it in action, but it's to big to send it thru my email(15mg)

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YouTube Video ?

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If the brake is working correctly you won't get any or at least very little movement of the inner spin basket.

But come on, think about it, you don't think the outer tub assembly is going to move back and forth when you have a full tub of water and clothes that keep changing direction when they agitate? That's part of the job of the suspension straps, to keep the tub from moving to much when agitating and also to keep it somewhat under control with out of balance spins.

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That whole assembly will move around quite a bit in normal operation. It's pretty softly sprung and bounces around and twists back and forth during wash. Put it back together and wash some clothes.

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Yeah I figured it would move a little. It didn't seem to move that much before I put the new parts in. Everything else seems to work good. Doesn't leak, brake works good after wash/rinse. One more question. Should the tub bearing(the long sleeve bearing in the bottom of the outer basket) be lubed? I've heard their impregnated with oil. Thanx for the help.

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I just posted a video on youtube under GE washer outer basket moving too much.

I don't know what the humming/vibrating noise is. I think it might be the clutch/motor.

Edited by RegUS_PatOff

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What it is doing is normal operation it is louder because you had it on a small load cycle... I could hear a strange noise coming from the motor clutch

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Yeah, it sounds like it's coming from the motor/clutch area. Some kind of vibration. But if that's normal operation for the washer, then that's one less worry. Thanx

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