Author Topic: GE Topload won't Spin: Motor hums & Tub won't move either direction WDSR2080D2WW  (Read 3382 times)

Offline haroldsappliance

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Based on md# this washer has no mode shifter or inverter type motor. I would also suspect timer.

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  Two different style of washer's have been mentioned in this thread. The OP's is the T style (no inverter/mode shifter). Then rockinrobin mentioned that he worked on a similar one (not really) that had a motor with circuit board on top (inverter with mode shifter). I was responding to and quoted part of his post refering to the "inverter motor".

  Pay attention  :)  Thread deviation ahead   :)

Eric

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You got that right fairbank.Deviation head.

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With the belt off, you can test to see if your is turning correctly. One way for wash and the opposite for spin. Let's us know how u make out.
I ran the Washer on Spin with the Belt removed and the Motor still makes a humming noise.
The Transmission Pulley turns freely both direction's with belt removed.
Therefore, would the problem be the Motor w/Clutch or Timer.

Sounds like motor unless unit has faulty start capacitor. Does motor turn freely with no power on it?
The problem was the Motor w/Clutch but not worth repairing due to the age (9 Years Old).
Thank You for your time!

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During the Wash mode it was Agitating but the Tub was moving freely (back & forth) due to the Brake not engaging (on the Inverter Motor) and the lower part of the tub was rubbing against the base.


  On those washers, it is normal for the tub to move back and forth somewhat during agitate as there is no mechanical brake. The motor electrical braking activated by the inverter only occurs after spin to quickly bring the tub to a halt. If the tub moves back and forth significantly and forcefully (like it's agitating) during agitate, then the mode shifter is not working.

Eric
My mistage, your correct it was the Mode Shifter (not the Inverter Motor) that was causing the Tub to move back and forth forcefully (like it's agitating) during Agitate/Wash mode and causing the Motor Support Frame to rub/scrape against the Bottom Panel.

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  Two different style of washer's have been mentioned in this thread. The OP's is the T style (no inverter/mode shifter). Then rockinrobin mentioned that he worked on a similar one (not really) that had a motor with circuit board on top (inverter with mode shifter). I was responding to and quoted part of his post refering to the "inverter motor".

  Pay attention  :)  Thread deviation ahead   :)

Eric

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I was thinking about adding some extra plastic rod support inserts on top of the existing rods but I cannot find them. I did however get another machine like it so I now have 2 of them to monkey with. LOL The Hydrowave I worked and replaced a belt a while back was pretty simple. Made a crude video:
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  Have you checked for a sagging front apron? This is a known issue on many models including two versions of the WDSR2080, the G3 and G5. There's a service kit available to remedy this problem.

Eric
« Last Edit: April 07, 2013, 12:28:44 PM by fairbank56 »

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it is not the motor because the washer is agitating, neither the clutch since the motor is humming when the belt is off , for sure it is the timer.

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JW, every GE washer I've serviced bottoms out the suspension rods when fully loaded with water. This is normal. Check to make sure the bottom panel has not been bent upward or the top frame has not bent downward. I have seen both of these conditions causing the motor pulley/flywheel/belt to drag on the 'floor' of the unit.

 

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