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Author Topic: GE top load gtwn4250m1ws - loud braking  (Read 254 times)

Offline dewitt8884

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GE top load gtwn4250m1ws - loud braking
« on: January 12, 2018, 07:01:20 PM »

On these GE top load washers is the brake part of the drive shaft assembly? Major squeaking going on when the tub is coming to a stop.

Offline olyteddy

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Re: GE top load gtwn4250m1ws - loud braking
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2018, 08:59:12 AM »
They use an electronic brake built into the motor. Normal sound is similar to a chop saw stopping.
« Last Edit: January 15, 2018, 09:01:16 AM by olyteddy »

Offline dewitt8884

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Re: GE top load gtwn4250m1ws - loud braking
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2018, 11:45:17 AM »
So if it's squealing during the braking should the motor be replaced?

Offline olyteddy

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Re: GE top load gtwn4250m1ws - loud braking
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2018, 06:21:26 PM »
Not necessarily. The seal on these machines have a band made from a spring that slips off and when that happens they will squeal when spinning or stopping.