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jimhomerepair

11:04AM | 10/24/10
Member Since: 10/15/10
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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
2267 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.

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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
2267 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

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