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Offline RobertWaters11

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GE WASHER
« on: November 13, 2010, 05:19:31 PM »
Hello, just took out a motor that was flashing nine times. Put in a new motor, did the reset of, unplugged washer, plug in, did the open door six times in 12 seconds. Now the motor has on flash with a clicking noise. Help!!

Model WJSR4160G0WW

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Re: GE WASHER
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2010, 05:23:11 PM »
Checked the door switch via http://www.appliance-repair-it.com/GE-washer-repair.html, it is good, also checked the fuse, it is good.


Thoughts??

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Re: GE WASHER
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2010, 06:15:57 PM »
I think its the Motor!!!!!


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Re: GE WASHER
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2010, 11:32:31 AM »
The motor blinks on and off all the time It blinks faster when running. That is normalment mon ami.
If it ain't acting right it will display flashes:

1 flash bad motor
2 flashes slipping belt
3 flashes corrupted software bad motor
4 flashes failed mode shift circuit
5 flashes little green men bad motor
6 flashes locked motor check for objects between tub
7 flashes bad lidswitch.
8 flashes motor overheated too much soap
9 flashes brake resister is toast bad motor.

To Reset the Inverter Board: Push the timer knob in so the washer is idle. Unplug the machine for one minute. Plug back in and raise and lower the lid six times within 12 seconds.

After resetting the inverter board, put the machine in a spin cycle and see if it runs. If not, check for a green blinking light on the inverter board. It will flash failure codes according to the picture above. If no light you probably have a blown fuse built into the neutral side of the harness on the white/red wire.
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Re: GE WASHER
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2010, 07:13:51 PM »
Could be a bad motor,what does the mode shifter ohm?

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Re: GE WASHER
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2010, 11:46:31 AM »
Did you check the fuse before or after you replaced the motor? The reason I asked is because some of the new motors (depending on when the motor was made) come with instructions to remove the old fuse and just install a wire. If you do not remove the fuse the new motor will draw too much current for the old fuse, therefore it will blow. The new motors just use an internal fuse. I donít like the idea of this internal fuse but that is the way it is going to be. But the old motors also had an internal fuse, which is more than likely, the cause for most of the bad motors we have to replace.


If your new motor didnít come with instructions to remove the existing fuse then this answer does not apply.
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Re: GE WASHER
« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2010, 12:25:59 PM »
Ryan have you thought about doing an autopsy on the inverter of a failed motor and finding that internal fuse?
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Re: GE WASHER
« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2010, 05:07:34 PM »
Havenít yet but I have one motor that I just took off last week that I suspect the internal fuse may be bad and when I get a chance I will tear into it to see. I donít know for sure but I have my suspicions that the internal fuse will cause the blinking light to stop working just like the external fuse. I was at a service school a few months ago and the guy was telling us about the internal fuse but I forgot to ask if it would stop the blinking light or not. All I know is that it will cause the motor to stop running.   


The motor I have was doing the same thing as the one we were talking about on the other thread (external fuse not blown, light not blinking and motor not running). It would be nice to know if the internal fuse is causing the problem.

 It would make more sense to me to have one external fuse but hey I am no engineer. 
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Re: GE WASHER
« Reply #8 on: November 16, 2010, 09:07:48 PM »
Don't forget that is not just a fuse it is a bionic fuse a that's right it is a transorber!
A specially designed diode to absorb negative electronic waves produced by evil signals mixed into the line voltage that would wreck the delicate electronics in the washer.
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Re: GE WASHER
« Reply #9 on: November 16, 2010, 09:17:30 PM »
I am afraid to mess with that bad manamjamma! It might eat me alive.
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Re: GE WASHER
« Reply #10 on: November 16, 2010, 10:05:01 PM »
let me see if i can come up with that bad boy: wh49x10041
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