GE WBSR1060TAWW won't agitate, spins and drains fine, agitator coupling good, rotates 90 degrees

by Hugh
(Deep River, Ontario, CA)

GE top load WBSR1060TAWW won't agitiate. When in agitate mode, I can press clockwise, and the agitator will seem to work, as long as I am pressing against it. The same if I am pressing CCW. When not pressing against the agitator, it does not move. With machine off, I can rotate the agitator 90 degrees freely, back and forth. I suspect the problem is the transmission. Is it possible to open the transmission and fix it - a shear pin maybe??


Thanks for any help on this!





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You have a transmission problem. I will not say that you cannot take the transmission apart and repair it but you can’t order parts for it so the best thing is to replace it.



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The part cost less than $150 so if you do-it-yourself it is not too bad however if a repairman did it he would charge another $150 or so. You do have to have a spanner wrench, which is about $15 dollars or so. I heard you can do without it but I don’t recommend it. This page shows how it is done GE Washer Disassembly

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Thanks Shawn
by: Anonymous

Thanks Shawn for the reply. I was able to get a used transmission froma friendly repair man, and he let me borrow his spanner wrench. One problem I had was rremoving the split ring with the washer below it. The ring broke - really poor metal, so I got a new one. Also, the seal was not in the best shape, and the repair shop only had the slightly smaller one. So I applied silicone sealant to the existing one - hope it works. Anyway the washer has been reassembled, and has already done 5 loads of laundry - no leaks!!

Thanks for your help Shawn - great web site!

Hugh

Good Job
by: Shawn

Sometimes that ring will brake if you are not careful. I would have recommended using the correct seal but lets hope it works because you don’t want a leaking washer.

Glad you got it going.

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