COMMUNITY FORUM

jimhomerepair

11:04AM | 10/24/10
Member Since: 10/15/10
2 lifetime posts
Bvelectrical
My top-load GE washer (14 yrs old) leaks at bottom (1-2 cups of water). The basket spins during agitation cycle. Is it something fixable by oneself or worth fixing? If it is, please advise.

Dan, you helped solving an evaporator fan problem last weekend. This weekend the washer acted up, presumably becasue they have both reached the problematic age. Many thanks. Jim

DanO

12:45PM | 10/24/10
Member Since: 11/11/02
2271 lifetime posts
** top-load GE washer (14 yrs old) **

I'm afraid that is not enough information to identify the appliance in question. What is needed is its exact model number. If you post it we can look it up to see what appliance design you're dealing with.

You can find tips for locating the model and serial number identification tag on your appliances at the following link:

- Model Number Tag Location Guide

LINK > www.appliance411.com/parts/tagsearch.cgi

BTW. It's always best to supply that information 'up front' when posting to save time.

** washer leaks at bottom. The basket spins during agitation **

Spinning during agitation can cause 'whirlpooling' leading to overflowing out the top of the tub and then eventually down. If yours is one of GE's newer washer designs, spinning while agitating can be caused by a 'slipping' transmission brake.

** Is it something fixable by oneself or worth fixing? **

On the machine design I'm referring to it would require replacement of the transmission or just the brake, both of which are fairly big jobs. A whole transmission is likely fairly expensive as well if it was necessary to go that route.

JMO

Dan O.

www.Appliance411.com/parts/?ref411=GE+Washer

The Appliance Information Site

=D~~~~~~

jimhomerepair

01:10PM | 10/24/10
Member Since: 10/15/10
2 lifetime posts
It is GE Model: WMSR2100T.

Also, three of the four rubber cords that suspend the basket and outer drum at the top are broken (but I don't think it is the cause of basket spinning). Thanks.

DanO

02:02PM | 10/25/10
Member Since: 11/11/02
2271 lifetime posts
** It is GE model: WMSR2100T. **

That model number is incomplete by 3 digits. Did you get it right off the machine's identification tag?

In any case, all models starting like that are the 'new' GE washer design I was referring to. You can read about servicing it at the following link:

- New GE Washer Design

LINK > www.the-appliance-clinic.com/new_ge_washer.html

- Transmission & Brake Asm.

LINK > www.appliance411.com/data.php?ap=AP2046402

- Transmission Brake & Bearing Repair Kit

LINK > www.appliance411.com/data.php?ap=AP2618877

** three of the four rubber cords that suspend the basket and outer drum at the top are broken **

Those aren't very expensive:

- New GE Washer Tub Dampening Strap

LINK > www.appliance411.com/data.php?ap=AP2044899

JFYI

Dan O.

www.Appliance411.com/parts/?ref411=GE+Washer

The Appliance Information Site

=D~~~~~~
Click_to_reply_button
Inspiration_banner

INSPIRATION GALLERY



Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply_choose_button

Anonymous

Post_new_button or Login_button
Register

Move your knick-knacks to a brand new home on this charming DIY shelf. It's an easy project that can be completed in the s... Filling an underutilized area beneath the stairs is a smart way to save space. Doing so with a stash of wood, however, is ... The Audubon Society inspired wallpaper in this Adirondack-styled entryway will get you in the outdoor mood. Grab your coat... Chalkboard paint opens up endless possibilities for customizing your dresser time and time again. Use chalk to label the c... A fireplace in the bathroom creates the ultimate setting for relaxation. Homeowners often choose electric or gas over wood... Yes, a freestanding garage can become its own tiny house. Artist Michelle de la Vega has all the comforts of a modern resi... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... A kitchen in a greenhouse—who wouldn't enjoy spending time in this light-filled space? Details that enhance the conservato... Chalkboard paint features prominently in this elegant yet unpretentious headboard design. Add a new message daily to reflec... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... The indecisive homeowner need not fret over choosing one (or even two) cabinet colors. The kitchen cabinets in this artist... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... The Infinite Artisan Fire Bowl from Eldorado Outdoor is made from glass-fiber reinforced concrete, and offered in Oak Barr... The vibrant green of Granny Smith apples make a beautifully natural alternative to the traditional evergreen wreath. Brigh...
Follow_banner_a
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon
 
webapp1