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Offline gkofc

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mode shifter
« on: February 15, 2010, 08:57:24 AM »
Good morning.

I just replaced the mode shifter in this washer because it was flooding because the tub was spinning while agitating.After repairing it and testing it,it has burned out again.Do you have any idea why this wouyld happen?. I have made this same repair on a dozen or so washers with no problem.

I would appreciate any input you could give me.Thanky you very much.

Model WJRE5500G2WW

Offline niobrara

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Re: mode shifter
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2010, 09:30:47 AM »
Motor and control board that the mode shifter hook up to are bad.All one part

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Re: mode shifter
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2010, 12:35:11 PM »
Thank you for your speedy response.So even though it spins in high speed the motor assembly is bad?. I'm only asking because the manual states that if it does spin in high speed then the control,motor and inverter are good.

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Re: mode shifter
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2010, 01:02:48 PM »
GK is it very difficult changing that solenoid out?
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Re: mode shifter
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2010, 01:26:12 PM »
The mode shifter aka (shaft mode shifter assy).takes just as long as changing the transmission on the regular profile washer.You can't buy just the coil,you have to change the complete shaft/mode shifter.part#WH38X10015

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Re: mode shifter
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2010, 01:50:22 PM »
One of the mode shifts need 98 ohms and the other one needs around 68.Did you put the correct one in? The board on top of the motor flashs to tell you codes.While I also have been lucky just changing out the mode shifter,I got burned on one. :o If its in warrenty I replace both.

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Re: mode shifter
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2010, 03:58:39 PM »
Nio how could he tell which one he needs? From the serial number?
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Re: mode shifter
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2010, 05:17:08 PM »
JW the model is what GE said to use,however one of there people told match it to the motor.And of course I have not taken time to check if that is correct.Between snowstorms and calls I have been busy.Now you have me thinking and I'll find out.Hopefully Repairman or Jumptrout will be on later and know right away.

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Re: mode shifter
« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2010, 05:34:16 PM »
ACCORDING TO SEARS PART DEPARTMENT,THE CORRECT PART # IS WH38x10017

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Re: mode shifter
« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2010, 06:32:09 PM »
So GK you installed a WH38X10015 and now sears says it is a WH38x10017?
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Re: mode shifter
« Reply #10 on: February 16, 2010, 08:28:16 AM »
JW,it crosses over to that number,

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Re: mode shifter
« Reply #11 on: February 16, 2010, 08:50:42 AM »
I guess my question is what took out the new part?,the board or the motor/inverter?

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Re: mode shifter
« Reply #12 on: February 16, 2010, 09:23:03 AM »
Maybe the part was defective, take it back and install another, if something else is blowing the solenoid then you will know. You can probably test em before installing right? I have yet to come across one of these beautys and that is why I keep asking stuff. Just want to get an idea what I am up against.
« Last Edit: February 16, 2010, 09:26:50 AM by JWWebster »
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Re: mode shifter
« Reply #13 on: February 16, 2010, 09:31:11 AM »
JW,I found the answer.GE put out a service bulletin January 2009 and it lists my motor model number as having to be changed along with the mode shifter.When I get home I will try to scan this bulletin and send it to you.

As always thank you all for your help.

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Re: mode shifter
« Reply #14 on: February 16, 2010, 09:34:50 AM »
AHA!
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