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Re: GE Profile Prodigy Motor being Overworked
« Reply #10 on: September 15, 2011, 07:35:42 PM »
The tranny is a glorified lawn mower quill with a spring loaded clutch of ball bearings that ride in their own channels. Each channel has a shallow end and a deep end. When lubrication drys up the balls hang up. The motor turns in one direction and the balls all get slung up into the shallow end of the pool. The motor goes the opposite direction and all the balls go back into their deep end. So what goes wrong? Lubrication drys out and them balls don't act right.
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Re: GE Profile Prodigy Motor being Overworked
« Reply #11 on: September 17, 2011, 11:23:43 AM »
I am going to try to lubricate it.  Do I have to open up the tranny, or are you talking about the bearing/ clutch?  Just so I know what I am looking for would these parts be located or attached to the top end of the tranny shaft?  Thanks again for the help.  Bob

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Re: GE Profile Prodigy Motor being Overworked
« Reply #12 on: September 17, 2011, 04:25:50 PM »

JW,Well, I couldn't wait, so I ripped it apart.  I found that the metal disc under the outer wash tub was loose.  There was also a ton of dirt/detergent under the main tub nut.  I powerwashed everything that was dirty and lubed everything that seemed to need it.  The bottom bearing where the brake was looked very good and turned smooth, but I lubed that about a month ago when the motor was overheating.  I did not open the transmission up, but I thought about it since I had everything else apart.  For future reference, what are the symptoms of a washer that the tranny lube dried up?  Also if I have to lube the tranny what oil do you use and do you use RTV sealant to seal the halves of the tranny.  Thanks again for your help.

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Re: GE Profile Prodigy Motor being Overworked
« Reply #13 on: September 17, 2011, 04:40:28 PM »
Well when the washer goes to spin it won't because the ball bearings are jammed into the shallow end of their grooves. With proper lube they should drop off into the deep end and release the tub.
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