Thread Number: 81634
/ Tag: Vintage Automatic Washers
GE filter flo snubber set replacement
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|Post# 1056515   1/4/2020 at 22:48 by Moonshiner180 (Missouri)  || |
The NOS parts fairy came for a visit today, 2 new pairs of snubber/yoke clamp assemblies, as well as a small filter pan that will do until I have the correct one! I'm guessing these clamp sets have been out of circulation a while as these as well as every other set I found were made in 1995!
I will note that although there is only one part number there are apparently 2 versions. If you observe my photos 1 set is silver and are the same as what came off the machine, aside from being new. The other set is black and is a "high force" clamp version, and the paper describes these as a last resort for customers complaining of off-balance spins after the rest of the machine has been looked over. These black clamps are much stiffer and I had a bear of a time pulling them apart enough to install, whereas the silver set was pretty easy only being a little stiffer than the original ones. The black go opposite corners from the motor/counterbalance and silver on corners of motor/counterbalance.
I'm sure I could have just replaced the rubber pads under the yokes as they were the main issue I wanted to address, but it was $7 each for those, or assemblies for $10 a set + $5 shipping for a site that happened to have 2 sets left in stock, So I went for these.
I'm happy to report that my FF now runs as smoothly as any other machine I've had the joy of using, minus it's signature noises :) . The cabinet still vibrates a bit on full spin but with a reasonably balance load it can barely be felt in the floor a few feet away. I really need to beef up the laundry room floor (this is installed in a mobile home) as the dryer shakes more than the washer during spin! Lol
The old pads were pretty bad, the rubber crumbled at any attempt to flex or remove them from the clamps, as well as stained my hands pretty well.