Ge front load washer suspension spring broken
Bruce R. • Pittsburgh, PA • July 25, 2014
Appliance: General Electric Washer WBVH5200J1WW
My Repair & Advice
I literally could have done this job with a blindfold on! No kidding. Come on people! My grandmother could have done this one!
Since the rubber gasket/skirt in the front of the washer (seals the door) was twisted when the spring failed and the drum failed, I had to remove the wire hoop and spring that held it in place and readjust the skirt. Easy.
Them I removed the top of the washer (6 screws). Easy.
Immediately you could see the failed spring. I ordered 2 springs so I could replace both of them (the other might also be fatigued, and to match the pair). With the help of a friend we simply lifted the tub and replaced both springs by hand. No tools. Easy.
Replace wire hoop on rubber in front. Easy.
Replace the top – wash clothes as before – super easy.
I could have used one screwdriver (interchangeable tips) for the whole job. It took me under 5 minutes. Figuring out what went wrong in the first place was the biggest obstacle.