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FIXED GE Washer GLWN5050M1WS Clicking noise during agitation and spin

Kingbleach

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Joined
Jun 9, 2021
Messages
8
Location
Hooks, TX
Model Number
GLWN5050M1WS
Brand
GE
Age
6-10 years
Hi,

Just bought this GE washer that’s been in storage for a bit. I’ve been hearing a click-like noise during agitation and spin. Its very loud during final spin, making the slight clicking noise along with a louder “roaring” or “airplane” sound. I’ve taken the washer apart thinking it’s the bearing, but I’m not sure at this point. When I took the tub out, you can see this dry black/dark brown liquid stuff on the bottom panel.

I’d heard before that this would call for a transmission/gearcase replacement. Does this even have one? I only see a shaft attached to like a shifter. I manually spin the motor and shaft but don’t hear the clicking. Any suggestions? I have a new bearing and seal, but didn’t want to put it back together if it needs a gearcase as well. TIA!
 

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Jake

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Hi,

Yes, your Mode Shifter & Shaft Assembly is bad.

Here's the Mode Shifter & Shaft Assembly for your model you can order:
WH38X10017 Mode Shifter & Shaft Assembly


There is a video in the Mode Shifter & Shaft Assembly part link that shows you how to replace it.

Jake
 

Kingbleach

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Thanks again Jake. I replaced the shaft assembly and it works flawlessly now, at least in that aspect. Now when the washer is done with a cycle, it keeps dripping water from the inlet valve into the tub at about a rate of 1 big drop every second. I’m guessing the inlet valve suddenly went out?
 

Jake

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Excellent @Kingbleach glad to hear the new Mode Shifter & Shaft Assembly fixed it.(y)

Now when the washer is done with a cycle, it keeps dripping water from the inlet valve into the tub at about a rate of 1 big drop every second. I’m guessing the inlet valve suddenly went out?
You guessed right.:)

Here's the part you need:
ge-valve-triple-water-wh13x10037-ap4412517_01_l.jpg


Jake
 
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