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    Friend just bought a new washer and dryer because his GE washer was making all sorts of noise. I offered to take it and try to fix it to donate to a charity. It is almost 7 years old. It works fine except it is very noisy when spinning and agitating (owner - another engineer - says it sounds like a bad bearing). I don't have a good parts breakdown yet. More likely a bearing in the transmission than a clutch bearing?

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    Hi,

    WJXR2080TWW
    I don't have a good parts breakdown yet




    It is almost 7 years old. It works fine except it is very noisy when spinning and agitating
    Unusual to be noisy in both....but the same belt and same clutch drives for spin and agitation....most common trouble maker for noises is the spin bearing in the bottom area of the transmission....esp if water has leaked through the tub seal and onto the tranny....sounds like a kid roller skating on your roof it makes such a ROARing noise during the spin mode.

    Take apart helps...
    http://www.applianceaid.com/genew.html#new_access


    New style GE/Hotpoint/RCA transmission

    jeff.
    Last edited by jeff1; February 24th, 2005 at 09:39 PM. Reason: Resized pics
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    JRAppliance
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    Thanks, I found the same pictures and suggestions after I started the thread. They seem to jump right to the transmission, could it be the hub bearing just under the drum instead? I have to geta tool to get the hub nut off first - messed it up a little with a flat jawed pipe wrench. I'll see how noisy it is with the drum out of it.

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    Hello,

    could it be the hub bearing just under the drum instead?
    Tub bearing normally doesn't make any noises...esp in the agitation...it is a sleeve bearing and -could- make a noise in the spin mode...but we are probably 100-1 tranny bearing to tub bearing problems.

    A loose tub nut or worn hub/split ring and nut can make a noise...but again usually only in the spin mode...and the inner basket usually will wobble.

    jeff.
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    Drum spins pretty true. I couldn't tell what type of bearing is was from the sketches. Bought a tool to get the drum nut off this afternoon. If it is the transmission, will it still be noisy with the tub removed?

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    If it is the transmission, will it still be noisy with the tub removed?
    Chances are...yup.

    A little less weight with the wash basket out, but will normally still be noisy.

    jeff.
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    JRAppliance
    www.jrappliance.ca

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    Smile

    wh38x10002 trans, replace it.

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    Transmission was still noisy with the drum removed - imagine that. Got a new one this morning. When installing the new one, should there be some grease on the sleeve bearing?

    Also, when handling the rotating basket, it sound like there is water sloshing around in the upper rim, is water supposed to be in there? Took the rim off to clean under it - looks like it is sealed so I assume the liquid is supposed to be there, I guess to help balance the basket.

    The new transmission sound smooth during spin, but seems to have a fair amount of gear noise when agitating (empty), is this normal?

    Thanks,
    Last edited by fleetw00d; February 26th, 2005 at 01:47 PM. Reason: Additional info after reassembling washer

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    Howdy,

    should there be some grease on the sleeve bearing?
    It is oil impregnated when new....we usually add a little white grease when installing the new tranny.

    Also, when handling the rotating basket, it sound like there is water sloshing around in the upper rim, is water supposed to be in there?
    Normal. It is a balance ring.

    The new transmission sound smooth during spin, but seems to have a fair amount of gear noise when agitating (empty), is this normal?
    We cannot hear it over the forum, but I find the newer ones make very little gear noises when agitating....we get the odd new noise during the spin/brake mode, often a chaffing like noise.

    jeff.
    Appliance Repair Aid
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    JRAppliance
    www.jrappliance.ca

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    I have just purchased a new transmission for my GE washer.

    I was wondering what the torque specs are for the bolts attaching the transmission to the platform?

    The washer model is WWSE3160A0WW.

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