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RanchMom5716:
Sorry - don't have model number available right now, but GE washer is inconsistent with agitation cycle:  sometimes it works OK, but other times it just begins spinning in same direction instead of alternating/reversing direction as it should.  Spinning in the same direction causes the water to overflow.  Replaced timer but didn't make any difference.  Any suggestions?

JWWebster:
Remove the front and check the pump for blockage is what I would do first

krazytech:
is it draining ?  is it making a clanging noise? if draining then check the mode shifter

ryan111:
I am assuming you have one of the older style washers that has the transmission rather than the newer ones with the sifter/shaft tube because the spin basket it rotating in one direction during agitation. But you will need to give your model number for us to be sure.

What I believe you have is a bad brake or bad brake bearing, which all this boils down to, is you will have to replace the transmission. Model example WBSR2080[T2]WW  If the part of the model number I put in brackets is T1 –T8 then you have a brake bearing problem. You have to replace the transmission to repair this but the problem wasn’t the bearing itself it was the grease they used so if you took the brake bearing off and put new grease it may work again.

This page  will help with replacing the transmission (or sifter if you have the new style). http://appliance-repair-it.com/GE-washer-disassembly.html

Washaman:
Bad brake. Unplug and try and turn tyranny by hand. You shouldn't be able to turn it.

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