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Hello, I have a GE front washer Mod. WBVH6240HWW when spinning

on med. or high...
Hello, I have a GE front washer Mod. WBVH6240HWW when spinning on med. or high , basket makes pounding noise however it is not hitting the cabinet. smoke fills inside of basket and a burning rubber odor can be easily noticed. what is your recommendation?
Thank you,
Roger
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The banging noise you hear during the higher speed spins means that the basket support has broken on the back of the inner stainless steel tub. This is quite a major repair because the support is sold with the entire stainless steel tub and can't be replaced separately. It's a process to remove the tub assembly and split the outer tub so that you may remove the inner basket. Either way, below is a link to the part you'll need to order for your model. It's a very expensive part at about $400 and an extensive repair, so that's something you'll need to determine if it's worth repairing or not.

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Customer reply replied 4 years ago


appliance Doc,



Will it also be necessary to replace the front_tub?


 


Thanks again,


 


Roger

Unless the inner basket has rubbed a hole through the front part of the outer tub, there is not a reason to replace the front tub.

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