Archive for Washers
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: GE Front-Load Washing Machines
Units: About 181,000
Manufacturer: GE Appliances & Lighting, of Louisville, Ky.
Hazard: A wire can break in the machine and make contact with a metal part on the washtub while the machine is operating, posing fire and shock hazards to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: GE is aware of seven incidents in which flames escaped the units and caused minor smoke damage. No injuries have been reported.
Description: This recall involves GE front-load washing machines without auxiliary water heating. Model and serial numbers are listed in the chart below. Recalled washing machines were manufactured between December 2006 and February 2010. The model and serial numbers are located on the bottom right side and on the bottom door frame of the washers.
|Brand||Model Number Begins With:||Serial Number Begins With:|
|GE||WBVH5||AM, AR, AS, AT, DM, DR, DS, FM,
FR, FS, GM, GS, HM, HR, HS, LM,
LR, LS, MM, MR, MS, RM, RR, RS,
SM, SR, SS, TM, TR, TS, VM, VR,
VS, ZL, ZM, ZR, ZS
Sold at: Department and various retail stores nationwide from December 2006 through May 2010 for about $700.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled washers, unplug it from the electrical outlet and contact GE for a free repair. Consumers should not operate the washer until it has been repaired.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact GE toll-free at (888) 345-4124 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.geappliances.com
CPSC is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about it by visiting https://www.cpsc.gov/cgibin/incident.aspx
1997 Sears Kenmore washer (model#110.26912691): Not agitating or spinning, but you can hear the motor running. Took the cabinet off, then removed the water pump and motor, then I saw the motor coupling broken, and lots of oil coming from the gearcase. I showed the customer the oil leak and they said, we have had good use from it, and its time for another new Sears Kenmore. I agreed.
Here’s the motor coupling for this model, in case others without an oil leak what to order and change it.
Whirlpool washer(model#LXR9245EQ0): Leaking water, removed the cabinet and found the water pump leaking water.
Here’s the water pump for this model:
Manufacturer part number 3363394 is RepairClinic item number 3296
Maytag front-load washer(model#MFW9700SQ1): Error Code F2 was displayed and it wouldn’t drain the water out from the drum. Found the water pump was just humming, not turning. Installed new water pump, worked great!
Frigidaire front-load washer (model#GLTF2940ES0): The motor wasn’t turning at all, found the motor board bad. Installed new one, worked great!
Here’s the motor board for this model:
Manufacturer’s Number: 134743500
Frigidaire Front-Load Washer(Model#FWT445GES2): Found the rear tub bearing is out and the middle tub seal leaking water.
You can either replace the complete outer tub assembly with the bearing already installed or if your really into a challenge just change the bearing alone as described here:
Also order the tub seal: