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    Default WPRE8150H0WT GE Profile Top Load Washer Suspension Rods

    Model Number: WPRE8150H
    Brand: GE
    Age: 6-10 years

    I'm pretty sure I've got model number wpre8150hw (t?)

    I was given this machine by a friend who bought a condo that used to be a rental unit, so no background information on it.
    When the tub is at about a quarter filled it sags enough on the suspension rods that the bottom pulley digs into the bottom of the cabinet.
    Empty, the top trim piece on the washer tub that the bleach orifice drains down into is about 2 inches below the cabinet top (about a 2" gap between tub and cabinet. It seems the tub could be up higher).
    All 4 of the suspension rods are white, but they seem too long .. allowing the tub pulley to scrape as soon as any water weight begins to build up.

    My model has the separate piece that spans across the front of the cabinet that the front suspension rods hang from. This was bent slightly down - assuming from the weight of the filled tub over time - but I saw somewhere a recomondation to change that to a one piece frame that all four rods would hang from.
    I've also seen references to different colored suspension rods, and mixing colors front/back, but cannot determine What would be best on my model - or what it should be. Seems to me 4 white suspension rods are not what is supposed to be in it (I can't find lengths/specs to make a comparison to what I currently have)

    .. So now what? .. lol ..

    Plan B is to lift the tub to where it's up close to the underside of the cabinet, mark the rods and press a new crimp into all four of them ..

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    Hi,

    This problem is called the “sagging apron issue” basically what happens is the apron will bend down allowing the tub to hit the bottom of the washer. The apron is the brace that holds the front suspension rods in place.

    There is a repair kit WH49X20925 Apron Conversion Kit.

    They have changed them to green(these are the two for the front):
    WH16X10057 Suspension Rod & Spring Assembly


    Video Included in part link.

    These are white(these are the two for the rear):
    WH16X10141 Rod & Spring Asm


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    You're awesome Jake!
    Happy Holidays!

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    So what exactly are the differences between the white and green suspension rods?

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    Glad to help.

    So what exactly are the differences between the white and green suspension rods?
    I believe its different tension between the two.

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