Ge top loading-will not spin under heavy load
What a great site and helpful info! I have a similar problem as poster Lorraine, GE top loading washer, in that the tub will spin with light loads, but the belt has good tension. Under heavy loads, the belt spins on the pulley and getting hot and spinning at the motor- no transmission movement- I looked under and it seems the tub seal is leaking a little and when the transmission does stop after a light load spin, it sounds like a bad bearing or something. Should I go straight to transmission replacement? I checked the hub nut and it is tight. Again, great site! Thanks! Scott
GE WLE6000b1WW mdl GD185498GAnswer
First of all thank you!!
Here is the Replacement parts in General Electric WLE6000B1WW Washer
The tub seal leaking causes the bearings in the transmission to rust and not move as it once did. You do have to change the transmission and tub seal to repair your washer. This will most likely put it back to work but when the transmission gets hard to turn the clutch (pulley on the motor) slips a lot more than usual. This can cause the clutch to fail so there is a chance the clutch will have to be replaced. I hope this helps!
If you decide to repair it this link will help Ge Washer Disassembly