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Post# 261541   1/24/2008 at 20:09 (3,896 days old) by dynaflow (rockingham nc)        

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just picked up a RCA washer froma friend of mine it has been know to be overloaded no the tub rocks back and forth previous owner seems to think that bands at the top of tub r broken any ideas guys?

Post# 261550 , Reply# 1   1/24/2008 at 21:00 (3,896 days old) by pturo ()        

RCA Whirlpool? Very vintage, I think they stopped using the RCA in '68, IIRC.
Those machines had the outer tubs suspended and buffered by cables.
There is a snubber in the right rear under the hood that sort of balances the whole thing. Take the lid/control panel assembly off the top(unplug first) and see if this snubber thing is actually holding the tub in place.

Post# 261551 , Reply# 2   1/24/2008 at 21:17 (3,896 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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This sounds like a GE or Hotpoint product RCA washer.

Post# 261596 , Reply# 3   1/25/2008 at 08:49 (3,895 days old) by gansky1 (Omaha, The Home of the TV Dinner!)        
RCA now owned by GE

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This sounds like the bands are broken. This is typical of GE design washers - fortunately, they are cheap and easy to replace.

Post# 261616 , Reply# 4   1/25/2008 at 10:28 (3,895 days old) by dynaflow (rockingham nc)        
source for the bands

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Where r they available it is a newer RCA

Post# 261618 , Reply# 5   1/25/2008 at 10:32 (3,895 days old) by dynaflow (rockingham nc)        
like this one

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Post# 261743 , Reply# 6   1/26/2008 at 05:19 (3,894 days old) by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        

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Any place that sells appliance parts will have them. Very easy fix. Pull the front off, you'll see 2 screws that you remove to lift the top off. Then you'll see the bands and how they are attached.

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