This excellent long-time washer started leaking oil a few years ago and
turned out that it needed a new transmission. Replacement cost would
have been around $240 plus labor, so I covered it up and got a new one -
GE Model WHRE5550K1WW.
Have been very disappointed with the WHRE. Long list of complaints, but
in a nutshell, it doesn't get the clothes clean, leaves them wet and
allows water to stand in the pump/drain piping which has to be cleaned
every month or mold will form and stink.
Anyway.... the transmission for the WWA is no longer carried at the
place where I got the original price, so I would have to root around to
see if it's available in someone's local stock.
G.E. (OEM) Part #WH38X53 Transmission
When they stocked it, the price was $226.40 plus shipping.
I'm wondering if anyone knows a good place that might have something
like this, and if it's a decent DIY project that doesn't require special
tools or an extra elbow.
Having had one of those, I feel yer pain. Best GEs ever. I fixed
mine a few times, replacing a tub seal, a relay, and a motor. Sadly,
hadda sell when I moved. This 6 yrs ago.
I see now, very few parts available. No entire trannies. This is so
sad, as the newer washers are all junk/crap. Even 2nd hand appliance
shops can no longer make a go of it for lack of parts. I would
suggest looking in want-ads, free "penny saver" circulars, and
bulletin boards for ppl moving. They sell dirt cheap or jes plain
give away for free to avoid paying disposal fees when moving. You
might find a useable/good machine to salvage parts from. Good luck.
Is this it?
You have to go to Canada to buy it because they don't ship to the U.S..
Unless you know someone in Canada that you can ship it to and then they
can ship it to you.
Maybe you could latch on to one of those group trips to Canada where
they go to buy less expensive prescription medications.
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