Author Topic: GE Washer won't spin  (Read 1605 times)

Offline 2cheap4new

  • VIP Member
  • Member Since: Nov 2008
  • Posts: 1
GE Washer won't spin
« on: November 30, 2008, 01:31:55 PM »
I have this same model washer and have had a similar but I think different problem with it.

It works find thru the first spin cycle.. refills with water.. but when it is to spin the 2nd time, it does not spin.. the drain pump comes on.. it sucks out all it can, but does not kick into spinning.  I would think if it were the motor or transmission, it would always or never work.   When I catch it, I turn the knob around back to the first spin position and it spins then.. I just end the cycle after that to be done.

It can't be the lid switch since it stops agitating when I open the lid and an ohm meter says it closes the circuit when I make the switch.

I read on some models that the fill level switch can have some affect on spinning so I cleaned out the tube.. and that made no difference.

I was assuming it was the timer mechanism (pn 100 on the schematic ).. Is this a good guess?

Its current other problem, also that I have seen others with is that it won't work on the slow agitate or spin speed positions as I hear nasty clicking and the lights in the house dim.  A repair guy came out (i was desparate) and said its that speed of the motor that's shot.. but on fast agitate/spin, it seems to work fine...    It also may overflow while filling on SUPER, i assumed it was splashing on clothes over the top but I have never watched it happen so can't really know.  I have heard that it could be due to it spinning with too much water and it just flys off the top.

My main problem is the spinning now..

Any help is appreciated.

Model WWSR30906


Offline Al Capone

  • Administrator
  • VIP Member
  • Member Since: Feb 2008
  • Posts: 409
  • Country: us
    • ApplianceJunk.com
Re: GE Washer won't spin
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2008, 02:35:43 PM »
Hi,

I split your post from This Topic into a new topic.

Please be sure to read: Posting Basics - Starting a New Topic.

Please note in the posting guidelines it reads.

Quote
Please do not ask your own question in a topic.
In other words, please don't hijack the topic and make it yours.
Start your own topic and reference the other topic related to your issue.

Now that you have your own topic a technician should be along soon to give you some help with your washer.

Thanks,
RepairClinic.com - Order now for same day shipping. 365 day return policy!

AppliancePartsPros.com - Over 1 Million Appliance Parts In-Stock. 365-Day Hassle Free Return Policy!

Offline JWWebster

  • Technician
  • Member Since: Jan 2008
  • Posts: 8780
  • Country: us
  • SublimeMasterJW
    • Buy me a beer through paypal
    • JW's Sublime Appliance Advice
Re: GE Washer won't spin
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2008, 08:37:29 PM »
Seems like that is the timer but I would not waste money on one for this crappy piece of machinery.
May the hinges of our friendship
        never grow rusty.

About the icons: The beer is tip link, if a tech saves ya some money buy em a 6 pack. The small green square=personal message. The green dot is a link to my web page on appliance repair and other general BS I love to post. The letter sends me email.
I love fan letters! LOL

 

Repair Guide: Whirlpool Direct Drive Washer - No agitate or spin

Started by AJ

Replies: 13
Views: 27759
Last post January 02, 2009, 01:09:38 PM
by AJ
whirlpool belt drive washer won't spin

Started by mthd60sprty

Replies: 7
Views: 7161
Last post June 06, 2013, 08:42:12 AM
by fairbank56
Kenmore (frigidaire?) washer 417.29042991 No Spin - drains fine

Started by ratt2581

Replies: 1
Views: 6263
Last post September 21, 2007, 09:44:54 PM
by AJ
Front end tumble action washer 417.29042991 No Spin - drains fine

Started by ratt2581

Replies: 15
Views: 9790
Last post September 26, 2007, 05:37:06 PM
by AJ
kenmore washer wont spin

Started by futch13

Replies: 5
Views: 4276
Last post October 09, 2007, 12:28:49 PM
by rickgburton
Kenmore washer by whirlpool, slow spin

Started by deemessingup

Replies: 2
Views: 4751
Last post November 12, 2007, 02:47:14 PM
by deemessingup