Discuss

GE Washing Machine: NO agitate or spin

 in

Washer Repair

. "

My GE whdsr316g0ww has not shown any indication that anything was going wrong. Quite unexpectedly, today, it WILL NOT agitate

..."
 
 
Register | FAQ's | New Posts | Today's Posts | Extras
Appliance Repair Forum > Appliance Repair Help > Washer Repair » GE Washing Machine: NO agitate or spin

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 02-09-2009, 09:59 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 3
tkeane is on a distinguished road
Default GE Washing Machine: NO agitate or spin
Model Number: whdsr316g0ww   Brand: GE   Age: 1 - 5 years   

Appliance Parts from AppliancePartPros.com


My GE whdsr316g0ww has not shown any indication that anything was going wrong. Quite unexpectedly, today, it WILL NOT agitate or spin. It WILL fill with water and drain.

I'm wondering if this could be bad lid switch or fuse, but don't know how to check.

Gene mentioned in another thread something about an LED on the motor, but that was for a different model and I don't know if my motor has an LED. I looked, but could not find one and saw no blinking when the motor should have been running.

Thanks!


Related Models
General Electric WHDSR316G0WW Washer
General Electric WHDSR316G1WW WASHER
General Electric WHDSR316G2WW WASHER
General Electric WHDSR316G3WW WASHER
General Electric WHDSR316G4WW WASHER
General Electric WHDSR316G5WW WASHER
General Electric WHDSR316G6WW WASHER
General Electric WHDSR417D0WW Washer
General Electric WHDSR417D5WW Washer
General Electric WHDVH626F0GG Washer
General Electric WHDVH626F0WW Washer
General Electric WHDVH626H1GG WASHER
General Electric WHDVH626H1WW WASHER
General Electric WHDVH660H0BB Washer
General Electric WHDVH660H0GG Washer
General Electric WHDVH660H0MB WASHER
General Electric WHDVH660H0MS WASHER
General Electric WHDVH660H0WW Washer
General Electric WHDVH660H1BB WASHER
General Electric WHDVH660H1GG WASHER
General Electric WHDVH660H1MB WASHER
General Electric WHDVH660H1MS WASHER
General Electric WHDVH660H1WW WASHER
General Electric WHDVH680J0BB WASHER
General Electric WHDVH680J0GG WASHER
General Electric WHDVH680J0MB WASHER
General Electric WHDVH680J0MR WASHER
General Electric WHDVH680J0MS WASHER
General Electric WHDVH680J0WW WASHER
General Electric WHDVH680J1MR WASHER
General Electric WHDVH680J1MS WASHER
General Electric WHDVH680J1WW WASHER
Whirlpool WHE33311 30" Electric Range
Whirlpool WHE383311 30" ELECTRIC RANGE COOKTOP
Whirlpool WHP1000SB1 PEDESTAL
Whirlpool WHP1000SK0 PEDESTAL
Whirlpool WHP1000SK1 PEDESTAL
Whirlpool WHP1000SL0 PEDESTAL
Whirlpool WHP1000SL1 PEDESTAL
Whirlpool WHP1000SQ0 PEDESTAL
Whirlpool WHP1000SQ1 PEDESTAL
Whirlpool WHP1000ST0 PEDESTAL
Whirlpool WHP1000ST1 PEDESTAL
Whirlpool WHP1000SU1 PEDESTAL
Whirlpool WHP1500SA0 PEDESTAL
Maytag WHP1500SA1 PEDESTAL
Whirlpool WHP1500SB0 PEDESTAL
Maytag WHP1500SB1 PEDESTAL
Whirlpool WHP1500SC0 PEDESTAL
Maytag WHP1500SC1 PEDESTAL
Whirlpool WHP1500SL0 PEDESTAL
Maytag WHP1500SL1 PEDESTAL
Whirlpool WHP1500SQ0 PEDESTAL
Maytag WHP1500SQ1 PEDESTAL
Whirlpool WHP1500ST0 PEDESTAL
Maytag WHP1500ST1 PEDESTAL
Whirlpool WHP1500SU0 PEDESTAL
Maytag WHP1500SU1 PEDESTAL
Whirlpool WHP32812 30" Electric Range Self Clean Oven
Whirlpool WHP54802 30" Electric Range Self Clean Oven
Whirlpool WHP54803 30" Electric Range Self Clean Oven
Whirlpool WHP83812 30" ELECTRIC RANGE CERAN COOKTOP SELF CLEAN
General Electric WHRE5260E0CC Washer
General Electric WHRE5260E0WW Washer
General Electric WHRE5260E1CC Washer
General Electric WHRE5260E1WW Washer
General Electric WHRE5260E6CC Washer
General Electric WHRE5260E6WW Washer
General Electric WHRE5550H0WW WASHER
General Electric WHRE5550H1WW WASHER
General Electric WHRE5550H2WW WASHER
General Electric WHRE5550K0WW WASHER
General Electric WHRE5550K1WW WASHER
General Electric WHRE5550K2WW WASHER
General Electric WHRE5550K3WW WASHER
General Electric WHSB8000B0CC Washer
General Electric WHSB8000B0WW Washer
General Electric WHSB8000B1CC Washer
General Electric WHSB8000B1WW Washer
General Electric WHSB9000B0CC Washer
General Electric WHSB9000B0WC Washer
General Electric WHSB9000B0WW Washer
General Electric WHSE3100A0WB Washer
General Electric WHSE3100A2WB Washer
General Electric WHSE5240D0CC Washer
General Electric WHSE5240D0WW Washer
General Electric WHSE5240D1CC Washer
General Electric WHSE5240D1WW Washer
General Electric WHSE5240DCCC Washer
General Electric WHSE5240DCWW Washer
General Electric WHSR2070V2WB Washer
General Electric WHSR2070V3WB Washer
General Electric WICB103CV1WC Washer
Frigidaire WIDH3 Frg(v18) / Top Loading Washer
Frigidaire WIDH4 Frg(v3) / Top Load Washer
Frigidaire WIDL3 Frg(v19) / Top Loading Washer
Frigidaire WIDL4 Frg(v2) / Top Load Washer
Frigidaire WIDW3 Frg(v20) / Top Loading Washer
Frigidaire WIDW4 Frg(v1) / Top Load Washer
Frigidaire WILH1 Frg(v2) / 27 " Washer
Frigidaire WILL0 Frg(v2) / 27 " Washer
Frigidaire WILL1 Frg(v3) / 27 " Washer
Frigidaire WILW0 Frg(v1) / 27 " Washer
Frigidaire WILW1 Frg(v1) / 27 " Washer
Frigidaire WIMA1 Frg(v16) / Washer
Frigidaire WIMA2 Frg(v17) / Washer
Frigidaire WIMA3 Frg(v15) / Washer
Frigidaire WIMF1 Frg(v18) / Washer
Frigidaire WIMF2 Frg(v19) / Washer
Frigidaire WIMF3 Frg(v16) / Washer
Frigidaire WIMH1 Frg(v20) / Washer
Frigidaire WIMH2 Frg(v21) / Washer
Frigidaire WIMH3 Frg(v17) / Washer
Frigidaire WIML1 Frg(v22) / Washer
Frigidaire WIML2 Frg(v23) / Washer
Frigidaire WIML3 Frg(v18) / Washer
Frigidaire WIMW1 Frg(v24) / Washer
Frigidaire WIMW2 Frg(v25) / Washer
Frigidaire WIMW3 Frg(v19) / Washer
Frigidaire WISCL2 Frg(v3) / Washer
Reply With Quote
See inside of your appliance - diagrams and part photos for virtually every model.

powered by AppliancePartsPros.com
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 02-10-2009, 10:34 AM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 3
tkeane is on a distinguished road
Default

I purchased a multimeter and was able to verify that the lid switch is operating properly, and the fuse (that was covered with tape and heat seal) is good.

How can I confirm that the motor is good?
What else should I check?
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 02-10-2009, 09:29 PM
Gene's Avatar
Senior Expert
APP Volunteer
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Orange County, California
Posts: 27,171
Gene has a brilliant futureGene has a brilliant future
Default

You can use the instructions from one of our previous posts: GE washer will fill and drain but no spin/agitate

Open the control panel and look for the mini-manual with all error codes. Post the results.

Gene.
__________________
Appliance Repair Expert in Orange County, California.

Order Appliance Parts with 365-Day Hassle Free Return Policy - AppliancePartsPros.com
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 02-11-2009, 03:37 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 3
tkeane is on a distinguished road
Default

I had installed a new motor and all was working properly. But the motor stopped working during the third load of laundry. I removed the front panel and observed that the light on top of motor was blinking - 7 times. I removed the control panel and found the mini-manual, which shows that 7 blinks indicates a problem with the lid switch, which I had bypassed. I reconnected the lid switch and all is functioning properly . . . at least for now. :-)

By the way, Gene, your posts in other threads were extremely helpful for me. THANK YOU!
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 02-11-2009, 05:46 PM
Gene's Avatar
Senior Expert
APP Volunteer
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Orange County, California
Posts: 27,171
Gene has a brilliant futureGene has a brilliant future
Default

You are welcome. I'm glad you were able to fix it.

Gene.
__________________
Appliance Repair Expert in Orange County, California.

Order Appliance Parts with 365-Day Hassle Free Return Policy - AppliancePartsPros.com
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 06-07-2010, 01:53 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 2
ganamide is on a distinguished road
Default Need help testing motor for same washer

Hi,

I have the same GE washer (WHDSR316G0WW) with the same exact problem (won't spin) and I also cannot find the flashing LED. I even removed the circuit board cover from the motor and still couldn't find the LED. I suspect the motor failed and I was hoping someone could tell me how I could test it to make sure. I have read about other motors that it is possible to test the resistance across certain coils to determine if these are bad, but what about worn brushes? I found some metallic/magnetic dust on the bottom of the motor and suspect the brushes may be worn out.

By the way, I tested my lid switch and it looks good. I also tested the fusible link and it looks bad (no continuity across link when power off.) I bypassed the fusible link and the motor still doesn't work. Timer seems to work (voltages change across wires, but not sure if correct voltages.) Washer is only three years old, but I recall some severely out of balance knocking that occurred during the last known good wash cycle. Finally, the wiring diagram that came with the washer doesn't seem to have voltage/amp information for individual wires.

Thanks,
Chris
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 06-07-2010, 03:14 PM
Gene's Avatar
Senior Expert
APP Volunteer
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Orange County, California
Posts: 27,171
Gene has a brilliant futureGene has a brilliant future
Default

Hi Chris,

You can see the LED location in the attached file as well as other instructions.

Remove the C2 plug from the inverter. Check for 120 VAC between the wires to pins 3(white/red wire) & 6(gray wire) and 3(white/red wire) & 5 (red/black wire) at the C2 inverter plug with the lid closed and the fuse bypassed while the timer calls for wash.

If there is proper voltage, replace the fuse and the motor. In such situation you will need the special drive belt installation tool kit.

- The fuse link kit Part number: AP4390012

Part number: AP4390012



- The motor Part number: AP4368119

Part number: AP4368119



- The drive belt installation tool kit Part number: AP3968441

Part number: AP3968441



Gene.
Attached Files
File Type: doc The signal LED location.doc (541.0 KB, 50 views)
File Type: doc Fuse location and diagram.doc (238.0 KB, 36 views)
File Type: doc Belt installation.doc (889.5 KB, 24 views)
__________________
Appliance Repair Expert in Orange County, California.

Order Appliance Parts with 365-Day Hassle Free Return Policy - AppliancePartsPros.com
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 06-08-2010, 08:42 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 2
ganamide is on a distinguished road
Default Status Update

Hi Gene,

Thanks for your post and attachments. I still couldn't find the LED and the wire colors were slightly different. Is the LED a standard type shaped like a cylinder with rounded top? I only saw a couple of small black, rectangular shaped components on the circuit board in the general vicinity where the LED is supposed to be, but nothing lit up. Perhaps some of these motors are not the same?

I followed your voltage testing instructions and I did detect voltage, however, the voltage was up around 166 volts for both pairs of wires tested. Is this problematic? The wire at pin 6 was solid orange and not grey, for your information. I checked the diagram and this wire leads to the lid switch. The voltage to the lid switch drops to 16 volts when the lid is opened.

Is there any way to repair the motor instead of replacing the whole thing?

Thanks,
Chris
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 06-09-2010, 02:08 PM
Gene's Avatar
Senior Expert
APP Volunteer
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Orange County, California
Posts: 27,171
Gene has a brilliant futureGene has a brilliant future
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ganamide View Post
...the voltage was up around 166 volts for both pairs of wires tested...
Chris,

You may want to check the voltage at the wall outlet. 166 volts is way too much.

The motor is not serviceable and the inverter is not removable.

Gene.
__________________
Appliance Repair Expert in Orange County, California.

Order Appliance Parts with 365-Day Hassle Free Return Policy - AppliancePartsPros.com
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 04-14-2013, 10:03 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 2
fdmaatouk is on a distinguished road
Default

I have the same model (whdsr316g0ww) and it suddenly stopped spinning and agitating. it still fill water in and drains it out. I opened the front panel and there is 6 green light flashing. I got the minimanual and it said in the description: locked rotor, and action: make sure system is free. what does that mean? do i have to replace the motor? please 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
washing machine does not agitate or spin mikail Washer Repair 2 07-01-2009 11:52 AM
washing machine does not agitate or spin mikail Washer Repair 1 06-30-2009 03:42 PM
Washing machine won't spin or agitate necibill Washer Repair 3 03-18-2009 06:35 AM
ge washing machine will not spin or agitate m-fuson Washer Repair 13 03-09-2009 03:03 PM
washing machine wont agitate, spin, or drain. rathresidence Washer Repair 1 05-01-2008 03:32 PM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:25 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