Noisy GE washers can be very annoying. Fortunately for you this washer repair guide will walk you through the steps it takes in repairing your GE washer. These are the same steps I take when repairing washers professionally. So read each section carefully and your washer will be fixed in no time (hopefully before the noise drives you insane).
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If you have a newer GE hydroWave that is noisy also see this page HydroWave washer noisy repair.
The transmission is the most common problem with noisy GE washers. The transmission will make a roaring noise when its spinning and this is likely caused by the tub seal (the tub seal is where the transmission goes into the tub) leaking. The part number for the transmission that fits all top-loading washers made after 1995 with the exception of the HydroWave models is WH38X10002 Order Here.
Use this page to learn how to replace a transmission on a GE washer GE Washer Disassembly.
There are four suspension rods that suspend the tub and allow the tub to free float. If the suspension rods are noisy, there will be a squeaking noise during wash. You can fix this by putting bearing grease in the cup that each rod rests in. If it continues to squeal replace all four rods the cups come with the rods, replace them as well. Suspension rods can be purchased at AppliancePartsPros.com If you use grease make sure the grease you use is lithium based. The part number for the lubricant GE recommends is WC32X5003 Order Here.
Washer water pumps can be noisy if something gets in it, striking the impeller. Take the hose off the pump (be ready for some water to spill out) and remove obstruction from pump. If nothing is in the pump then replace the pump. The part number for GE water pumps is WH23X10013 Order Here
On some later models, I have found the timer can become very noisy. You may only hear it when the washer is in a soak cycle. The only way to fix it is to replace the timer. Timers can be purchased at AppliancePartsPros.com.
Loose Balance Weight
If your washer has a loud banging noise during spin the balance weight may be loose. This weight is to counter act the weight of the motor so you will find the weight directly behind the motor. Sometimes simply tightening the bolts will fix your issue but if the bolts are stripped out get some bolts slightly longer than the original bolt to allow you to put a locking nut on the bottom side of the mounting plate. If the weight is broken replace it with part #WH01X10643.