Have a GE Model WWA5600SBLWW washer. The final spin cycle slows down in
proportion to the size and weight of the wash load. Just moved the
washer away from wall and took off back cover to look at drive belt.
First thing I noticed was was looked like oil on the floor where washer
was sitting and when looked in back of washer, look like a lot of grease
or lubricant has really be thrown around. At one spot on back cover it
even soaked through. Question is - obviously such a thing would cause
belt to slip. With all the oil or grease, do I have a much more serious
problem that would warrant a service call, or even washer is at least
ten years old - would it be just as cheap to buy a new one as to get
service? My limited knowledge of these machine would indicate to me a
transmission or bearing problem. I have noticed when the final spin
cycle seems to run as fast as it should with a light load, it is make a
metallic clicking noise.
Any and all help appreciated!!!!!
Also probably got int othe clutch assy which can make it slip too much
New belt, tranny and possible clutch....probably still cheaper to
repair than replace, esp if you do the labour....but the costs are
gettign close to a new one.
Two speed clutch. 6" diameter.
This belt fits GE, Hotpoint, and RCA washers.
Getting noisy from the lack of oil inside the tranny!??!
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firstname.lastname@example.org (JhnWil875) wrote in message
This is not written in stone, but front load washers normally don't
have a transmission or clutch while the top load washers do. Front
load washers often use a variable speed motor and electronic control
for different speeds and cycle. While the top load washers use an
clutch, transmission and 2-3 speed motors for the different cycles. In
North America the trend was towards a top load washer while in Europe
the trend was towards front load washers.
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