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Old style GE Washer agitate rough


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#1 curjones

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Posted 21 December 2013 - 12:40 AM

On the old style GE washer there is the transmission and brake.   The washer started getting ruff when agitating.  I have worked on the whirpool direct drives and you can replace brake and clutch parts.  The videos I have seen on GEs they are replacing the brake and transmission as a complet assembly.  Is that how it is.  Can the brake be rebuilt?

 

When they get rough is it the brake or transmission that has failed. General question.  If the brake is the problem and can be rebuilt, would like more info on how to get it apart

 

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Posted 21 December 2013 - 07:23 AM

When you say the agitate is rough, could you explain a little better exactly what you mean by that.

 

There are no parts available to do any repairs to that style of transmission you show in your picture, (at least from GE factory), replace complete transmission or repair using what you can find.

 

If by rough agitate, you mean slow and kind of jerky and able to stop agitator by hand then most likely a stripped out agitator hub.


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Posted 21 December 2013 - 08:26 AM

  The lower brake mechanism can be taken apart to clean and lubricate and the lower bearing can be replaced. The grease in the brake mechanism can dry up and cause the brake to malfunction. Iv'e seen the brake pad available somewhere before but is generally not available by itself. I suppose you could make one yourself with the proper material. If the tub is not indexing during agitation, then the brake is working fine. A very small amount of tub movement during agitation is fairly normal and shouldn't cause any rough operation. Here's my webpage on disassembly of the lower transmission. I used a couple clamps to compress the brake disc to get the disc retaining ring back in.

 

http://home.comcast....ansmission.html

 

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 10:07 PM

Thanks eric that helps,  it was getting rough and noisey, had a replacement washer on hand but I wanted to know if it is fixable, probally going to use it for a parts washer.  I will go and take it the trans and break apart.  have some good info now and can see how its done.  Thanks






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