I can confirm that this part requires you to tap the screw holes. Actually, you only have to tap 3 of the 4 because the one which screws in from the bottom doesn't need tapping. For my GE WPRE8100G0WT washer this meant getting a 1/4" 20 thread tap. Not a big deal, but an annoyance as this meant another hour spent on this job going to get the tap and an extra $10. I also highly recommend replacing the bushing (get the tube of lubricant) and while your at it you might as well get a new belt and DO get the belt install kit. The bushing was tough to get out, but I found using a hammer and big socket that matched the size of the bushing worked great.
ANSWER Hello TomP. Great information here, but the screws should be self tapping on the unit. Thanks.
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Thursday, August 09, 2012