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#1 applianceman97

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 12:58 PM

I'm Not very farmiliar with GE Washers AT ALL. I am working on a Prodigy that is noisy during spin cycle. Mod#WPSE4270A0AA. I'm Sure it needs bearings (noisy during spin cycle) but i cant find any on the part breakdown. It looks like its made in with the transmission and brake assy. Thanks


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Posted 01 April 2013 - 01:39 PM

Outer tub with bearing.
*Bearing only available with tub assembly.

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 04:36 PM

  If it's the lower transmission bearing just above the brake, it's not a normal replacement item. You would have to replace the transmission.

 

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 11:23 PM

Thanks guys. I am not the greatest with ge products. I dont see that many of them. The help is very much appreciated. The customer decided not to fix it (Just to let you know)

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 07:51 PM

Im working on the same problem on the same machine, just a different color. A WPSE4270A0WW. The hub nut, WH02X1193, is a bear to remove. Even after purchasing a 1 11-16th socket I still couldn't get her off. I ordered a replacement hub nut and Im going to go back and cut the old one off. Maybe if I had a 6 point socket I could get it, but the only one I could find same day in my area was a 12 point and itll sooner round it off before it breaks free. Has anyone else ever changed this outer tub out? Any tips or tricks?

 

Any seals I should replace at the same time? The only service info I can find on it is the mini manual included in the machine, even on ge's website.


Edited by RussTech, 09 April 2013 - 07:52 PM.


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Posted 09 April 2013 - 10:26 PM

i have the service manual at work in a pdf file. i havent added any manuals yet but i will try to figure it out tomorrow. 


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Posted 09 April 2013 - 10:44 PM

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 11:26 PM

The service manual covers the electronics, thank you though Sensei Reg.  Ill get back in a day or two to cut the hub nut off and take a picture. Aside from the hub nut the rest of the disassembly seems super easy, but I guess Ill find out. 


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Posted 16 April 2013 - 07:08 PM

Well, I found out. That hub nut is a bitch to remove no matter how you get at it. The bearing that you have to buy the outer tub to obtain, is just a metal sleeve. The grinding noise was coming from the lower transmission bearing. The transmission pulley bearing. Cant purchase it. Have to buy the entire gearcase which retails out at 300 bucks. I put together a new bid on just replacing the transmission and of course my customer declined. I don't recommend anyone ever attempt to remove the hub nut or the outer tub.

 

Edit: Even though I am a proud owner of a BRAND NEW GE OUTER TUB, I will condemn this symptom instantly in the future. I recommend you do the same. 


Edited by RussTech, 16 April 2013 - 07:11 PM.


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Posted 16 April 2013 - 08:27 PM

Domo for the followup, Russ.  

 

Brother Durham says his shop doesn't even go out on GE top loaders because pretty much any repair puts it at the replacement cost.  They're basically throw-away units.  I've seen this same thing and have adopted his position.



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Posted 16 April 2013 - 08:35 PM

You do realize the tub nut is lefthand thread? I replaced the same transmission in my own washer (11 years old) last year and had no problem getting the nut off. Transmission was $178.

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 10:07 PM

I do realize its left hand thread. And its not 178 through my part supplier. 

 

Edit: Okay, Ive thought about this one for awhile.. Your right, that hub nut shoulda came off easy. Mine didnt. I also misdiagnosed, thinking there was some secret bearing built into the outer tub. The bearing noise was so loud I couldnt tell where it was coming from, plus the tub seal was obviously leaking, so I just assumed. 

If this was my own machine, yeah it would be worth repairing. I still dont think these ge washing machines are worth working on from a service level though. 


Edited by RussTech, 18 April 2013 - 10:08 PM.






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