How do I know if the Transmission and Brake assembly on my GE WHSB8000B0CC is bad? The motor spins freely but the Transmission and Brake assembly does not rotate easily after removing the belt. I'm assuming it's the Transmission and Brake assembly and/or the tub bearing. We really like this washer and would like to fix it as long as it's not cost prohibitive. Thanks, Luis
ANSWER Hello Luis,
This sounds like the brake assembly on the transmission WH38X10002 is failing to release. This is a situation requiring the replacement of the transmission assembly since the brake assembly is made on the transmission at the factory. You will not be able to tell if it's the brake or the spin bearing until you remove the tub assembly and the brake assembly is unbolted so the spin bearing is the only part there to spin. I researched this for quite some time and GE just doesn't give any good diagnostic procedure to determine between the brake failure and the spin bearing failure. As a repair technician myself, I just pull the insides out and check with the brake disconnected.
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Thursday, November 01, 2012