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GE FF (Filter-Flo) Washer 1990 Needs Work
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Post# 1035986   6/21/2019 at 14:47 by strategyworks (marshall, minnesota)        

I don't know the exact model yet: the efficiency tag on the front upper right hand corner reads WWA8800M, WWA8806M, WWA8808M.

My Brother and his wife own this GE Filter-flo Washing machine. My brother said they purchased it locally (Marshall, MN) in 1990. His wife said the unit stopped draining a 5 months back and they didn't know where to turn to have it repaired. Then to make matters worse, their basement took in 5 inches of water 3 months ago which got inside the unit. Yesterday, I decided to take a look. My nephew and I removed the lauan board back panel to find the unit was still wet inside. I knew right away the needed repairs are more than what I can do on my own. Originally, I thought the pump would need to be replaced but now Iím worried given the whoe washer sat in 5 inches of water for a few days. I called the local dealer and they were only interested in selling a new unit.
My Questions: Can a wet motor work after it dries or be rebuilt? Is there a repair tutorial available for the filter-flo? Can someone walk me through the repairs? It appears that the repair would need to occur through the tub down or from bottom. Does anyone know of a repair person in Southwest Minnesota? I read how to locate the actual model number inside the control panel. Iím hoping someone can tell the model by looking at the photos. Thanks in advance.

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Post# 1036294 , Reply# 1   6/24/2019 at 18:25 by jamman_98 (Columbia, SC)        

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First I would try the machine after it completely dries. You have nothing to loose. If it hums try turning the belts/pulley. Once you have it going stop it and unplug it. Check the pump for clogs and the hoses. Try YouTube for videos.

Post# 1036355 , Reply# 2   6/25/2019 at 11:29 by strategyworks (marshall, minnesota)        
Update: to Orig post

I found a local repair person. He found the model number. WWA8808WALWH. He turned on the washer after it was dry. It hummed. He said he think it needs a new motor and transmission from what he can see. So I'm on the hunt for parts. If anyone has a source to share I appreciate it. I will start with Ebay.

Post# 1036379 , Reply# 3   6/25/2019 at 18:23 by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        

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Find a donor on Craigslist.

Post# 1036415 , Reply# 4   6/26/2019 at 08:26 by deltablu (Eastern South Dakota)        
I'm about an hour from you

and I've got a couple motors without the clutch. If your clutch is still decent, it can be switched over. Send me an email if you're interested. I've also got a coin-op FF washer that's functional of the same vintage that you could use for parts if you like but I want to sell whole.

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