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Re: Old style GE tranny problem
« Reply #10 on: May 07, 2010, 02:41:03 PM »
About half full on the oil is plenty.
I believe there is a keyhole notch on the tranny cover that is self-aligning.
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Re: Old style GE tranny problem
« Reply #11 on: May 13, 2010, 08:04:18 AM »
Well, I got this thing back together and ran about three loads of clothes thru it. So far it is running well. I had patched the holes with JB Weld and also added small pieces of aluminum screen for reinforcement, then spot primed and put a good thick coating of clear RTV in the recessed areas and around the valley of the rim where the tub boot connects. RTV was probably not the best choice for this, but I was unsure what else to use. I guess if I see small pieces of it laying in the filter-flo tray, I will know it's days are numbered. I elected to use 80 weight gear oil for the tranny as what was remaining in there seemed much thicker than 30w and it was only 75 cents more a quart. I had forgotten how quiet this thing can run as it had gotten very noisy with no oil in it. I'll post a follow up if any other issues come up - thanks for sharing your info with me.

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Re: Old style GE tranny problem
« Reply #12 on: May 13, 2010, 10:31:36 AM »
Interested to see how the heavier gear oil works out. Glad you could get er done.
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Re: Old style GE tranny problem
« Reply #13 on: May 13, 2010, 04:32:25 PM »
90w works great.
It is what I used when I had a used appliance store.
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Re: Old style GE tranny problem
« Reply #14 on: May 13, 2010, 04:43:23 PM »
RTV is used in manufacturing many appliances.
It is preferred and ideal for this repair.
It withstands heat/cold and water.
That is what it is made for.
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Re: Old style GE tranny problem
« Reply #15 on: May 13, 2010, 04:45:01 PM »
My good old GE washer locked up on me. I am gonna get around to it sooner or later.
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