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GE washer WJSR4160DAWW loud noise during spin

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Hello all,

   The washer during the spin cycle is very loud like a freight train. The cabinet isn't moving or walking.   Was thinking it was a bearing but want to get ideas from the expert first

Thanks

Wayne

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Sounds like you need a transmission assembly. May want to go shopping for another washer.

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  Post a youtube video with front panel of washer off.

 

Eric

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I will post a you tube video so my issue can be seen and heard. The washer is not in the US and will be about 2 weeks before I can see it. Replacement is not an option as that machine is 800 after shipping and duties.

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Hi,

   Here is a short you tube video of the noise. When the spin starts it will stop and start a few times before it gets chugging

Is it the transmission?

Thanks

Wayne

 

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  Is that normal for your washer to start/stop a couple times when it first starts spinning? Does it keep spinning after that? Noise may be tub bearing or lower transmission bearing. Take a look at the lower bearing as best you can with a flashlight. If you see rust in there, it's shot. Also feel the bearing housing after it finishes spinning. If it's very hot to the touch, the bearing is bad. That lower bearing is replaceable but it's a bit of work. Iv'e done a couple of them.

 

Eric

 

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Hi Eric,

    The start and stops happens about 3 times and is normal at the moment. When the washer is filled with clothes there is more strain to get the basket spinning and will stop and start. I will look at the bearings you suggested and post back tomorrow morning.

    does it sound like a transmission problem? or just bearings

Thanks

Wayne

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  Well, if it's the lower bearing that I pointed out, that's part of the transmission so that would be a transmission problem but otherwise, no. The internal gears in the transmission aren't used during spin mode. The whole transmission housing rotates to rotate the basket. I think the noise is either that lower bearing or the tub bearing.

 

Eric

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There appears to be a fair amount of rust on the tub bearing and a little on the lower bearing. I think I am going to replace the transmission and the tub bearing and will replace the lower seal and use that as a spare if after I remove it if it looks to be in good condition.

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