I have a noisy washer (a lot of knocking) indicating a bad transmission, and it leaked at the same time. I replaced the transmission, seal, split ring, washer and what was described as the "washer tub bearing" which is simply the bearing washer. Speaking to my local parts depot and GE, they claim the bearing does not exist. Looking at the GE parts diagram and list, it does not appear, but it does as I've seen it!! My question is three fold: Will this part work on my washer and if not is there another that will? The second question is do you think this will cure the water leak? and finally should there be a space between the seal and the washer under the split ring (there is about a 1/4 inch gap)?
Answer Hello Ted,
The washer tub bearing shown is mis-labeled since they left out the coma. It should read, "washer, tub bearing". This means it is a washer for the tub bearing. You should consider using a different "parts depot" since this is not the bearing but a washer for it and has been the design for over twenty years. The image I have included in the attachment shows the tub bearing as item number 309, part number WH2X1198. GE has left this part off of the parts explosion for a large number of the model numbers but I located this one under model number WNSE5260D1WW. GE is bad about this and it is commonplace to search similar model numbers for a part that is known to exist. GE really doesn't care anymore since they have recently sold the appliance division to Electrolux. This part is in stock and will ship today if ordered before 5 p.m. eastern standard time.