Discuss

Common Problem? GE Washer won't spin/agitate

 in

Washer Repair

. "

I'm thinking this may be a common problem because I've read a few very similar threads. I've tried some fixes

..."
 
 
Register | FAQ's | New Posts | Today's Posts | Extras
Appliance Repair Forum > Appliance Repair Help > Washer Repair » Common Problem? GE Washer won't spin/agitate

Post New Thread  Reply By reading any content on this site you agree to AppliancePartsPros.com, Inc. disclaimer and Terms of Use.
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 09-06-2010, 03:24 AM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 5
Katie1011 is on a distinguished road
Question Common Problem? GE Washer won't spin/agitate
Model Number: WPRE6100G2WT   Brand: GE   Age: 1 - 5 years   

Appliance Parts from AppliancePartPros.com


I'm thinking this may be a common problem because I've read a few very similar threads. I've tried some fixes but have yet to actually fix anything...

I have a GE Profile Top-Loading Washer that won't spin or agitate after being hit by a tiny lightning strike. This strike also blew the bottom element in my water heater, but all other appliances and electronics were unharmed. The timer continues to count down through the cycle like it thinks everything is working. It fills and drains. Had a repair guy come out and he diagnosed a bad motor. Wish I'd put a little more thought into it before spending $170 (which was actually a good price) and installing the new motor. Now I'm pretty sure I have 2 working motors and still no working washer.

To help the matter, when I called back the repair shop after the new motor had no effect the repair guy asked if I installed the motor "All by yourself" and then he informed me that I "must've installed it wrong or bought the wrong model" but he would be willing to come back out if I would buy another new motor from him (cost of part - $380) because he was guaranteeing that I had burned up the new motor I had installed. Generous offer, right?

My first thought was the lid switch, but bypassed this to no effect. Plus, wouldn't the lid switch stop the timer countdown as well as the agitator?

Everything inside the front panel looks great. Nothing is leaking, dripping or oozing. The belt is clean and in good condition. There are no new noises - no grinding or screeching.

I've read a few things about a flashing LED on the motor, but I can't locate an LED on either the connected or disconnected motor. No blinking lights could mean bad fuse, but wouldn't a bad fuse stop the motor entirely? The motor is still running the water pump, just not the agitator. Since lightning is the culprit this could easily be a fried wire somewhere, but there's power going to the motor so I'm confused.

Please help!


Related Models
General Electric WPRE6100G2WT WASHER
General Electric WPRE6100G3WT WASHER
General Electric WPRE6150H0WT WASHER
General Electric WPRE6150H1WT WASHER
General Electric WPRE6150H2WT WASHER
General Electric WPRE6150K0WT WASHER
General Electric WPRE6150K1WT WASHER
General Electric WPRE6150K2WT WASHER
General Electric WPRE6150K3WT WASHER
General Electric WPRE6280D1WW Washer
General Electric WPRE6280DCWW Washer
General Electric WPRE8100G0WT Washer
General Electric WPRE8100G1WT WASHER
General Electric WPRE8150H0WT WASHER
General Electric WPRE8150H1WT WASHER
General Electric WPRE8150H2WT WASHER
General Electric WPRE8150K0WT WASHER
General Electric WPRE8150K1WT WASHER
General Electric WPRE8150K2WT WASHER
General Electric WPRE8150K3WT WASHER
General Electric WPRE8320H2WT WASHER
General Electric WPRE8320H3WT WASHER
General Electric WPRE8350H0WT WASHER
General Electric WPRE8350H1WT WASHER
General Electric WPRE8350H2WT WASHER
General Electric WPSB8060B0CC Washer
General Electric WPSB8060B0WW Washer
General Electric WPSB8060B1CC Washer
General Electric WPSB8060B1WW Washer
General Electric WPSB8060B9CC Washer
General Electric WPSB8060B9WW Washer
General Electric WPSB9080B0CC Washer
General Electric WPSB9080B0WW Washer
General Electric WPSB9120B0CC Washer
General Electric WPSB9120B0WW Washer
General Electric WPSE3120Y1WW Washer
General Electric WPSE4200A0AA Washer
General Electric WPSE4200A0WW Washer
General Electric WPSE4270A0AA Washer
General Electric WPSE4270A0WW Washer
General Electric WPSE5290A0AA Washer
General Electric WPSE5290A0WW Washer
General Electric WPSE7001A0AA Washer
General Electric WPSE7001A0WW Washer
General Electric WPSE7002A0AA Washer
General Electric WPSE7002A0WW Washer
General Electric WPSE7003A0AA Washer
General Electric WPSE7003A0WW Washer
General Electric WPSE7003A1WW Washer
General Electric WPSE7003A9WW Washer
General Electric WPSE7003B9WW Washer
General Electric WPSF4170V0AA Washer
General Electric WPSF4170V0WW Washer
General Electric WPSF4170V1AA Washer
General Electric WPSF4170V1WW Washer
General Electric WPSF4170W0AA Washer
General Electric WPSF4170W0WW Washer
General Electric WPSF4170W1AA Washer
General Electric WPSF4170W1WW Washer
General Electric WPSF4170W2AA Washer
General Electric WPSF5170W0AA Washer
General Electric WPSF5170W0WW Washer
General Electric WPSF5170W1AA Washer
General Electric WPSF5170W1WW Washer
Whirlpool WPSHAW0 PURE DELIVERY WATER PUMP
General Electric WPSL3120W0WW Washer
General Electric WPSL3120W2WW Washer
General Electric WPSP4170W0WW Washer
General Electric WPSP4170W1WW Washer
General Electric WPSQ3120T2AA Washer
General Electric WPSQ3120T2WW Washer
General Electric WPSQ3120T5AA Washer
General Electric WPSQ3120T5WW Washer
General Electric WPSQ3120T6AA Washer
General Electric WPSQ3120T6WW Washer
General Electric WPSQ3120T8AA Washer
General Electric WPSQ3120T8WW Washer
General Electric WPSQ3120T9AA Washer
General Electric WPSQ3120T9WW Washer
General Electric WPSQ3120TAAA Washer
General Electric WPSQ3120TAWW Washer
General Electric WPSQ4160T2AA Washer
General Electric WPSQ4160T2WW Washer
General Electric WPSQ4160T5AA Washer
General Electric WPSQ4160T5WW Washer
General Electric WPSQ4160T6AA Washer
General Electric WPSQ4160T6WW Washer
General Electric WPSQ4160T7AA Washer
General Electric WPSQ4160T7WW Washer
General Electric WPSQ4160T8AA Washer
General Electric WPSQ4160T8WW Washer
General Electric WPSQ4160T9AA Washer
General Electric WPSQ4160T9WW Washer
General Electric WPSQ4160TAAA Washer
General Electric WPSQ4160TAWW Washer
General Electric WPSR3090V0AA Washer
General Electric WPSR3090V0WW Washer
General Electric WPSR3090V1AA Washer
General Electric WPSR3090V1WW Washer
General Electric WPSR3100W0AA Washer
General Electric WPSR3100W0WW Washer
General Electric WPSR3100W1AA Washer
General Electric WPSR3100W1WW Washer
General Electric WPSR3100W2AA Washer
General Electric WPSR3100W2WW Washer
General Electric WPSR3120W0AA Washer
General Electric WPSR3120W0WW Washer
General Electric WPSR3120W1AA Washer
General Electric WPSR3120W1WW Washer
General Electric WPSR3120W2AA Washer
General Electric WPSR3120W2WW Washer
General Electric WPSR4130W0AA Washer
General Electric WPSR4130W0WW Washer
General Electric WPSR4130W1AA Washer
General Electric WPSR4130W1WW Washer
General Electric WPXH214A0CC Washer
General Electric WPXH214A0WW Washer
General Electric WPXH214F0CC Washer
General Electric WPXH214F0WW Washer
General Electric WPXH214F1CC Washer
Reply With Quote
See inside of your appliance - diagrams and part photos for virtually every model.

powered by AppliancePartsPros.com
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 09-06-2010, 03:11 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 1,641
applianceman is on a distinguished road
Default

The motor doesn’t have to run to pump the water out the pump is separate. I believe you have a bad fuse. This page will show were the fuse is located HydroWave GE Washer Repair Guide
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 09-06-2010, 05:35 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 5
Katie1011 is on a distinguished road
Default

Applianceman - you are a true repair guru! Thank you!! I'm out of town, but will replace the fuse as soon as I get back Thursday! To be honest, you could've told me to hop on one foot and cluck like a chicken to repair the washer and I'm at the point that it would've tried it
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 09-07-2010, 07:10 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 5
Katie1011 is on a distinguished road
Default

It was the fuse! Brilliant deduction, Applianceman! I truly can't thank you enough!!
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 09-07-2010, 07:21 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 1,641
applianceman is on a distinguished road
Default

I am glad I could help!

Call the repairman and tell him what you did to repair the problem. He should be aware of the fuse. I assume he doesn’t or he would have checked it first. He will appreciate the info unless he is the type that thinks he knows everything (bad for a appliance tech, we always learn new things).
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 09-13-2010, 03:18 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 5
Katie1011 is on a distinguished road
Default

I called the repairman because I was so excited that it was such a quick fix - not to mention the excitement of having a working washer again, but he informed me that the fuse was not a permanent fix and I'm still burning up the brand new motor every time I run it. Amazing. Thank you again for your help!
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 09-13-2010, 07:38 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 1,641
applianceman is on a distinguished road
Default

I will not say that, this will never happen but I disagree with him. You should always try the fuse first. If the motor continues to blown the fuse then the motor will have to be replaced. I have fixed lots of these washers with the fuse and yes a few have turned out to be a bad motor. On the ones that turned out to be the motor the fuse blew again as soon as the motor turned back on (obviously bad motor).

I would say in your case the strom took out the fuse without damaging the motor. I hope it continues to work for you!

Glad I could help.
Reply With Quote
See inside of your appliance - diagrams and part photos for virtually every model.

powered by AppliancePartsPros.com
 
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Kenmore Washer Won't Spin,Agitate,or Spin (Will Fill) cowboys#1 Washer Repair 8 01-13-2011 10:13 AM
Washer will agitate but not spin/spin slowly sainthooligan Washer Repair 11 07-24-2010 10:34 AM
Slow agitate - spin problem...dimming the house lights x96malicki Washer Repair 1 11-29-2008 05:09 AM
Washer Doesn't Spin out or agitate SuzyQue2 Washer Repair 2 04-20-2008 12:06 PM
washer does not agitate but does spin annetta9812 Washer Repair 1 03-03-2008 03:35 PM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:57 AM.

The content on this web site is for informational purposes only and is not intended to replace an on-site diagnosis from a qualified appliance service technician. By reading any content on this site you agree to AppliancePartsPros.com , Inc. disclaimer and Terms of Use.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17