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GE Washing machine WJRE5500G2. After water is installed, bottom

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GE Washing machine WJRE5500G2. After water is installed, bottom of tub assembly rubs on metal base and swings wildly during agitation. Does this indicate suspension rods should be replaced?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Bryan replied 5 years ago.

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first thing to check is the dampers. these are on the top of the tub and stop this from swinging back and forth.there are two clips you push up with a putty knife between the top and the front panel, # XXXXX on this diagram, once you release the clips the front panel will come off. make sure the dampers are not broken.the dampers are # XXXXX

Customer: replied 5 years ago.

I checked the dampers. They are okay. What next?




Expert:  Bryan replied 5 years ago.
does the tub spin while this is agitating?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.

The outer tub, the plaster portion, rotates about 5 degrees, back and forth, as the inter portion agitates. There are two metal brackets under the motor assembly that are perpendicular to the metal base/floor of the unit. There are ridges on the metal base/floor. The metal brackets under the motor assembly cross over and scrape the ridges on the base as the machine agitates. I can see metal filings on the floor of the unit where the brackets have scraped.



Expert:  Bryan replied 5 years ago.
Okay so the whole assembly seems to be too low and is hitting the bottom? I guess you do need to replace the suspension rod Springs, these have Springs and they have probably worn like shocks on a car, these are not extremely expensive around $11.00 each, there are four, you can order them at the following link, thanks, Bryan
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