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Offline wenger

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GE Washer
« on: May 18, 2010, 07:08:26 AM »
Hi all,

I am in the UK and I have a the above model washing machine.  It's obviously 'a few years old' but til now has been a wonderful machine.

Put on a wash yesterday, went upstairs, came down a little while later, smelled burning, opened utility room door to smoke and a strange noise. :(  Immediately turned off machine, looked inside and it looked as though it had just filled and not moved (water clear).  It was making a noise as though it was turning, but a different noise (I think, more high pitched) but the drum was obviously still.

Any ideas as to what the problem is?  Is my machine dead beyond repair?   :'(

Cheers guys.

Model WISQ416CT/DT
Sharon

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Re: GE Washer
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2010, 10:55:39 AM »
Remove the front panel by compressing the clips between the top and front.
 Use the AJ TRAINING MANUAL FOR GE TOP LOADER  as a guide (Click on big to enlarge)
The tub is supported by 4 rods and 4 rubber bungys. Over time they stretch and allow the tub to sag and the drive pulley rubs the base. Not good. Remove the front and load er up and see what is rubbing. The rods are easy to replace.
« Last Edit: May 18, 2010, 10:58:06 AM by JWWebster »
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Re: GE Washer
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2010, 11:43:01 AM »
Many thanks.  Would this problem have happened 'overnight' as it was perfect the last wash it did?

Sharon

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Re: GE Washer
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2010, 12:04:26 PM »
If one of them supports broke yeah
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Re: GE Washer
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2010, 12:18:38 PM »
Probably getting ahead of myself, but IF it is the rods, how easy are they to get hold of in the UK?

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Re: GE Washer
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2010, 02:36:42 PM »
 You would need to find an outlet that carries spares for your machine. I tried espares and got nothing.
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Re: GE Washer
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2010, 12:28:46 AM »
Have you got a parts number so I can get searching here?

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Re: GE Washer
« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2010, 02:39:10 AM »
Looked at your Tech Manual (brilliant by the way) and the washer model numbers differ from mine.  Although the part numbers for rods are the same for the twin and single speed, are those the same rods for my model?

Thanks for your help so far. :)

Sharon

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Re: GE Washer
« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2010, 07:51:41 AM »
Front support (yellow)  GE # WH16X543

Rear support (white)  GE # WH16X545
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