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Offline Jaytag

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GE Washer Tub won't spin
« on: March 05, 2010, 08:10:27 AM »
Took front off, motor turns, belt turns pulley, but tub does not spin.  Belt in good shape.

Model wdsr2080d4ww

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Re: GE Washer Tub won't spin
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2010, 08:26:42 AM »
The motor and belt run but the tub ain't spinning?
« Last Edit: March 05, 2010, 08:29:00 AM by JWWebster »
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Re: GE Washer Tub won't spin
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2010, 08:55:02 AM »
Yes it is not making much sense to me.  I would think if the transmission were bad, it would freeze and not do anything.  While in spin, the electric pump runs, the motor turns the belt and you hear it turning the pulley but the tub does not move at all.  I ve looked through all the older posts to see if it something I could fix from them but this is unusual.

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Re: GE Washer Tub won't spin
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2010, 12:34:59 PM »
Update, after putting the washer in the back of the truck to make it higher......I see the problem is the metal circle which I am going to assume is a clutch under the motor.  It is not spinning.  So this seems to be the issue.  I m sure it is a common fix?

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Re: GE Washer Tub won't spin
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2010, 02:03:17 PM »
It sounds like the pads on the clutch are worn. You will have to remove the motor and then dismount the clutch to see what the problem is.
« Last Edit: March 05, 2010, 02:36:22 PM by Mr. Fix-It »

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Re: GE Washer Tub won't spin
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2010, 03:07:15 PM »
Those clutches tear up on a regular basis. Not nearly as tough to replace as the older ones.
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