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Offline haroldsappliance

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Re: ge profile washer GE wpre8150h1wt wont agitate or spin
« Reply #10 on: December 10, 2012, 04:20:08 AM »
I would try to reset at least once more. Unplug for 1 minute. Plug in and immeadely raise lid 8 times within 10 seconds. Raise appr 3 inches.

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Re: ge profile washer GE wpre8150h1wt wont agitate or spin
« Reply #11 on: December 10, 2012, 08:56:46 AM »
  4 flashes means mode shifter circuit failure. The mode shifter is normally engaged (de-energized/spin mode) but that doesn't lock the tub, you can still spin it by hand, there is no brake except for the motor brake which only comes into play when spin mode stops. Even if the mode shifter is bad, it would still agitate although the whole basket would be doing the agitating.

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Re: ge profile washer GE wpre8150h1wt wont agitate or spin
« Reply #12 on: December 10, 2012, 09:57:01 AM »
"4 flashes means mode shifter circuit failure."

Right , and yet -

"Even if the mode shifter is bad, it would still agitate although the whole basket would be doing the agitating" ,

But I have no agitation or spin at all , just water fill and water pumpout ,

thus despite the code , maybe the motor only is bad and the mode shifter is not , and I get no agitation or spin because of the motor ?



 

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Re: ge profile washer GE wpre8150h1wt wont agitate or spin
« Reply #13 on: December 10, 2012, 11:40:29 AM »
  Correct, but a quick check of the mode shifter would let you know if it's bad. Should read ≈98 ohms, electrically, it's nothing but a coil of wire with integral fuse link.

Eric
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Re: ge profile washer GE wpre8150h1wt wont agitate or spin
« Reply #14 on: December 10, 2012, 12:21:27 PM »
Yes , I've been told that previously but haven't been able to check yet. If it doesn't read 98 ohms , is there anything else to check , or it needs to be replaced? I'll change the simple to do motor , but dont want to bother with the mode shifter as though not too complicated , too many
operations to bother changing .

And thanks for the input . 

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Re: ge profile washer GE wpre8150h1wt wont agitate or spin
« Reply #15 on: December 11, 2012, 02:37:32 PM »
OK , got my friend to check resistance at mode shifter terminals on motor , he says it's zero , that there is an open .

  I guess it's time to throw in the towel on this one , thanks to all for the help and patience .

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Re: ge profile washer GE wpre8150h1wt wont agitate or spin
« Reply #16 on: December 18, 2012, 09:57:18 AM »
Hi

Please keep in mind I had similar issuies and both the motor and the shifter were bad even though the ge washer was only 3 years old My WASHER WAS NEVER UNDER WATER .ThESE HYDRO WAVE WASHERS ARE A BAD DESIGN I WILL NEVER BUY ANOTHER GE PRODUCT AGiain

Dave

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Re: ge profile washer GE wpre8150h1wt wont agitate or spin
« Reply #17 on: December 18, 2012, 01:30:18 PM »
Get a Roper direct drive washer: $359 at Lowe's today. Check it out: ROPER WASHER
Perfect washer for the DIY guy. Easy to repair. Parts are readily available. Lots of online how to videos and plenty support from folk at ApplianceJunk.  :cheers: O0
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Re: ge profile washer GE wpre8150h1wt wont agitate or spin
« Reply #18 on: December 18, 2012, 01:55:21 PM »
That is aVMW washer JW.But a good price.Those direct drive are N.LA.First call tomorrow is direct drive thank god and a coupler job.Love those.

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Re: ge profile washer GE wpre8150h1wt wont agitate or spin
« Reply #19 on: December 18, 2012, 03:17:18 PM »
"ThESE HYDRO WAVE WASHERS ARE A BAD DESIGN I WILL NEVER BUY ANOTHER GE PRODUCT AGiain
Dave"

Not sure if mine was a hydrowave - ge profile from 08 with the full size agitator - but either way , it sure didn't measure up to my 20 odd year old SPEED QUEEN - both SS tub , but the SQ HUGE , bought used for 90 bucks 10-15 years ago , replaced bad dial knob from scrap parts , and never had a problem , washed King sized blankets regularly for years - the first time I tried to in the GE Profile , the agitator tore up the blanket  :'(  - and get this -

  4 yr. old GE was under 14" saltwater and was dead on arrival .

  20 yr. old SQ was COMPLETELY SUBMERGED in saltwater ??? - didn't even think of trying it out - but when I did - IT WORKED LIKE A CHARM!!!! O0

  Eventually conked out , but not before allowing me to wash around 15 loads of clothes that had been partially in the saltwater .
And only then did it die . Almost eery , like a Twighlite Zone episode , it just wouldn't let go .

  Since giving up on the GE Profile , I'd opted to look for a coupl-a year old "quality" top loader instead of a basic new one - and each time I found a "good deal" , my checking reviews found that all the newer expensive machines were garbage - crap :tickedoff: . They all lasted a few years - if that - and then became not worth the cost of repairs . And the "extended warranty's" were in many cases useless in practise .

  I became so disgusted , that I eventually opted (temporarily) for a FREE 10 or 15 year old Kenmore 110 model which , despite being a bit smaller capacity than I was looking for , WORKS LIKE A CHARM - it's sort of like getting a no rust , low miles 64 Chevy 6cyl. Nova  :).

  Can anyone here imagine a 2 year old machine today being around 10-15 years from now?
They used to make quality , now they make hi-falutin , highly sophisticated , suavely designed , digital electronic G-AR-B-A-G-E .

 Can anyone recommend a direction to look for a decent quality top loader that will last trouble free for more than a few months or years?

 Thanks . (Gonna take a look at that Roper VMW suggestion) .

         


 

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