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Offline kirkster

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Need Service Manual GE front loader GFWS1500DWN
« on: May 11, 2013, 09:24:34 AM »
I just replaced my Kenmore Elite front loader with this GE model - the cast aluminum spider supporting the tub on the Kenmore corroded and broke.  Too bad they won't sell just the broken part; instead they want you to buy the whole tub assembly for $400....  I'm betting that the new GE has a similar cast aluminum spider.  Can anyone confirm this?
   Hopefully someone can connect me to service information for my GE.  Thanks in advance.
                                                                             

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Re: Need Service Manual GE front loader GFWS1500DWN
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2013, 07:47:22 AM »
I think they all use cast aluminum spiders. Sorry, could not locate a service manual.
Maybe another member can find one for use.

How old was your kenmore?
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Re: Need Service Manual GE front loader GFWS1500DWN
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2013, 09:39:44 AM »
Thanks, AJ.  The Kenmore was purchased in 1997 so I guess I should be glad it gave us 15+ years of service.....BUT, what a waste to have to declare it dead for the lack of an $80 part that is simply not available.   The unit was in pristine shape, too.   I am parting it out if anyone needs a great deal on replacement parts: Model 110.42924200.  Kenmore Elite front loader in bisque.
   If it wasn't for the fact that my wife would declare me totally bonkers I would tear into the new GE and remove the spider and have it powder coated for long life. 

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Re: Need Service Manual GE front loader GFWS1500DWN
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2013, 10:02:12 AM »
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I am parting it out if anyone needs a great deal on replacement parts

Should have no trouble dumping them on ebay.

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If it wasn't for the fact that my wife would declare me totally bonkers I would tear into the new GE and remove the spider and have it powder coated for long life.

Very interesting idea. Wonder what something like that would cost.
Wonder if there would be a market for something like that?

On one hand I would like to think the consumer would appreciate higher end parts like that, but then on the other hand I know all most people care about when they are having something repaired is how much it's going to cost them.

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Re: Need Service Manual GE front loader GFWS1500DWN
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2013, 05:54:01 AM »
 
 Here is info for GFWS1500WW, WN?
 
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Re: Need Service Manual GE front loader GFWS1500DWN
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2013, 09:36:59 AM »
Thank AJ and Jim.  Powder coating that spider shouldn't be to expensive - for me it would be free as I have access to the process where I work.  The real cost is all that labor to remove the tub and put it
all back together again!  And then the stress of wondering if the joint between the two halves of the plastic tub is going to leak.  I'm betting the part is designed to corrode and break as this must increase sales of new machines considerably.
   I do appreciate the info you sent Jim but I'm still hoping someone can find technical training manuals for me for my GE machine.  I was lucky enough to acquire lots of technician service information for my Kenmore Elite - in depth troubleshoot/remove/replace instructions issued to Sears techs.  Hopefully someone can provide this type of manual for my GE front loader to me.

 

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