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Offline briand805

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ge top load washer thumping sound when spinning
« on: October 13, 2017, 02:29:40 PM »

Hello.
Edit age of unit. washer is at least 2 years old.
I purchased yesterday a Ge top load washer model gtwn4950l0ws for $60 Yesterday Of the facebook market place from a woman who assured me several times the washer had no issues. Well I learned on my first test run that was not the case. The washer began making a not great noise during the spin cycle. a banging almost if unbalanced but didnt appear to be.
So today took it apart and had a look. It would appear the tub/ tub bearing isn't seated on the shaft all the way? there is a bit of oil i see also.
EDIT: I also am seeing what i guess may have been dried oil in the bottom of the unit radiating outward.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7oY09OHry5kNl9IYXREbWhBSTA/view

Everything else looked ok. the belt, straps and suspension seemed ok.

Any help/advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time.

Video of spin https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7oY09OHry5kb0lBUENzaEFrLUU/view

Offline Patricio

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Re: ge top load washer thumping sound when spinning
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2017, 08:23:18 PM »
Don't buy used appliances on facebook or craigslist for that matter.    Sellers lie a lot.  Unless of course, you want to throw money at it.  That's my advice.
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Offline briand805

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Re: ge top load washer thumping sound when spinning
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2017, 08:34:59 PM »
 I was hoping for advice more along the lines of what parts look to need replaced and other helpful things. But youbdo your thing.  Thanks

Offline niobrara

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Re: ge top load washer thumping sound when spinning
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2017, 08:10:32 AM »
Mode Shifter & Shaft Assembly and seal gasket you can ohm the mode shifter.


http://www.appliancepartspros.com/ge-shaft-mode-shifter-wh38x10017-ap4380186.html