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Author Topic: GE Top Load Washer - Dreaded Bad Lower Bearing  (Read 55 times)

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GE Top Load Washer - Dreaded Bad Lower Bearing
« on: February 16, 2019, 09:07:14 PM »

Hello. Im new to this forum. I currently operate a very small repair/resale washer & dryer company in central Indiana. It's just myself & 1 other co-worker/partner at this time so I am still learning about some common problems.
Previously we wouldnt even touch GE washers (neither the traditional style nor the hydrowave style) because I knew that it wasnt cost effective to replace transmissions/mode shifters when the bearings got bad. Well..now I am experimenting with a repair procedure that would essentially bring the cost down to 1 hour or so of my time & a $5 bearing.
So far I have been able to successfully repair the non-hydrowave, older transmission where the lower bearing is mounted on the rotor for the brake assembly. I haven't done the newer mode shifter, yet.
Basically I'm just posting to see if any of you here have any tips, suggestions or have possibly perfected a procedure yourself? Especially concerning the newer models with the mode shifter apparatus & common faults associated with it.
I understand I am servicing supposedly "unserviceable" parts but I am very mechanically inclined & I like to know exactly what the culprit is & why it failed when repairing anything.