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Offline Km333999

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GE Washer doesn't spin or agitate
« on: June 06, 2013, 08:47:14 PM »
Hello,

My GE washer is not agitating or spinning. It goes through a wash cycle like normal (fills, drains), but is completely still and quiet during the agitate or spin cycle (the timer countdown completes a full wash cycle).

I tried the lid reset. I took the front panel off to look for an LED error code on the motor but the green light blinks as normal standby (1 sec on/1 sec off) through the entire wash cycle.  Lid switch checks out okay.

A repairman over the phone suggested the problem could be the control board assembly.

Any thoughts?

Model Number: WPRE6150H1WT  

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Re: GE Washer doesn't spin or agitate
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2013, 07:24:27 PM »
Do a full load with the front panel off and look for the tub to sag to the floor. The main pulley might be on the floor if the support rods are shot.
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Re: GE Washer doesn't spin or agitate
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2013, 08:53:54 AM »
Year later mine still runs great  *knock on wood* with the new style motor.

See thread: http://appliancejunk.com/forums/index.php?topic=9680.msg48196#msg48196

Offline Spannerwrench

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Re: GE Washer doesn't spin or agitate
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2013, 01:33:50 PM »
Enter field service mode and proceed with caution and check for proper voltages.

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Re: GE Washer doesn't spin or agitate
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2013, 07:38:52 PM »
Thanks all for the replies. Appears the inverter on the motor went bad. Just finished replacing the motor and seems to be running strong now.

 

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