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    Default different colored suspension rods

    What , besides location, do the colors of suspension rods on GE washers represent?

    Why yellow on front and black or green on back?
    I got one in that has at least one bad one. I changed the ones on the front and it raised the motor, etct. up a little. This machine does okay until it tries a full tub of water.

    For the heck of it, I took one of the suspension rods I have and heated the bottom end of almost red hot. Then I beat it with a hammer in order to flatten it a little higher up as a way to in effect shorten it. May just cut some then heat them, flatten the end and duck it in cold water as a way to heat treat it to some extent.

    You guys ever do this?

    Btw, the apron front and back does not seem to be distorted.

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    You guys ever do this?
    Nope.

    I don't know the differences...but they must be different as some are holding up the weight of the motor and others are not...the front would seem to be a little stronger to me.

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    Strange they were designed to let the tub and evrything sit so low anyway. If the bottom gets flexed just a little by hand trucks, it can cause a problem. Makes me wonder if it has something to do with after market strategy.

    Tempted to cut a big hole in that bottom! LOL!

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    Tempted to cut a big hole in that bottom! LOL!
    At least the tranny oil would drip onto the floor instead of inside the washer

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    A copy:

    The front and rear rod and spring assemblies have different spring compressions and should not be interchanged. The rods are color coded to ensure they are placed in the correct positions.

    *****

    Just one thing from a GE manual.

    jeff.
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    Thumbs up

    Stands to reason that would be the case. I guess the yellow front onrs would be the stronger since, as you stated, they support the motor part of the washer. That being the case, couldn't the yellow ones be used in the back also?


    At least the tranny oil would drip onto the floor instead of inside the washer
    Why mess up a nice metallic bottom?

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    That being the case, couldn't the yellow ones be used in the back also?
    That may throw off the balance....esp in spin.

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