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GE Profile Will not Agitate


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#1 myagnomen

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Posted 04 August 2005 - 10:41 AM

My GE Profile Model WPSQ3120T8WW Will not Agitate. The Serial # is AS171195.

I bought it used about a year ago and the unit will not agitate. It will drain and spin though.

I watched the operation and found an oil residue on the bottom pan inside.

During the wash cycle, the motor is working and the agitator does a soft hula dance. If I press down on the agitator, I feel an attempt to agitate and see increased motion but not enough to do the job.

Is there any fix that the home handyman can do like remove a plug and pump in some 90 Weight? :yikes:

Thank you for the help. I'll receive one of these :kiss: from my wife if the fix is easy.



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Posted 04 August 2005 - 11:02 AM

These new style G.E. washers had known issues with the transmissions, remove the agitator to see if the air dome that connects the agitator to the transmission shaft is worn or not. These are known to wear down and the tranny might be agitating but the agitator is just sitting there.  If the coupler is ok would suspect the tranny might be defective.You know there are problems with the tranny if it is leaking oil, do not know anything about any repairs on these.
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Posted 04 August 2005 - 11:05 AM

This gives you a hint about removing the agitator.....
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Posted 04 August 2005 - 11:09 AM

***During the wash cycle, the motor is working and the agitator does a soft hula dance. If I press down on the agitator, I feel an attempt to agitate and see increased motion but not enough to do the job.****   This sort of sounds like the coupler under the agitator has worn down tabs and is a real cheap fix....;)   the leaking oil tho is another problem, might just want to run the machine till it goes ka-poot or replace the tranny.   WH43X10009 should be the part number for the agitator coupler.


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Posted 04 August 2005 - 11:09 AM

It seems as if the coupler is worn as it agitates with no pressure but I can grab hold and it stands still. Do I remove the bolt holding it down and pull strait up to remove it?

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Posted 04 August 2005 - 11:13 AM

This is the coupler that is probably the problem.....Click on the blue ***removing the agitator *** link 2-3 posts above to see how to remove the agitator.
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Posted 04 August 2005 - 11:44 AM

I've removed bolt and used a wood block and screwdriver to create upward pressure on the coupler. I will shop for a replacement and post in the future.

Thank you for the help.

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Posted 04 August 2005 - 11:51 AM

Just sits on the agitator shaft splines.  Suppose could try to tap it up with something with a hammer??  If the tabs are worn off on the sides and you are sure it is not good,  suppose could carefully split it off with a chisel and hammer being careful not to damage the agitator shaft splines at the top of the shaft. Hack saw might cut it.  But is it is now worn would not be necessary to remove this.
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Posted 04 August 2005 - 04:07 PM

   Hammer and a long flat screwdriver spit them in half for me every time.   I get the rest of them off using the claws on a claw hammer to pull them up. 

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Posted 04 August 2005 - 05:22 PM

Hummmmm, a post or part of a post was edited without the "edit" line included,  about not being able to pull-twist the coupler off, if people want to edit that is fine, but need to leave in all of the original post so the answers make sense.
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Posted 05 August 2005 - 06:56 AM

Yes Master, I did edit a previous post to try to make it more readable, it didn't work so things kind of don't follow well.

I ordered the part through the Samurai School's parts order screens. Very easy to seach for the part as Pegi provided the part number above.:D

The site is very easy to place an order. The price was less than the local store even with shipping!!:dude:

Hopefully will support the site and the Master Pegi and Master Jedi Appliance Guy with some of the shared profits.

Part will be here soon and I will post the status.



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Posted 05 August 2005 - 07:24 AM

Thanks for the clarification, appreciate it.  Was hoping I had not lost it and only imagined the pully-twistie part of the post!  LOL  All of the techs in here that help answer questions do so on our own time for no monitory reward. We all just love what we do and like helping others. Parts sales and donations to the"beer fund" are what keeps the Samurai site up and running.  Would say we do it for the love of the Samurai but do not want the streaming entrals on my floor!!
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Posted 13 August 2005 - 05:27 PM

Master Pegi, your wisdom has been a great help. Many thanks!! :notworthy: The agitator no longer provides a gentle hula but is now like the lusty gyrations of a lovely belly dancer twisting and shaking the lascivious leers of her audience to a fever pitch as if they are all wolves drawn by Tex Avery.

In other words....it works marvelously.

My wife is pleased and I received a :kiss:.

Best regards to you and all the masters. This web site will receive free advertising.



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Posted 15 August 2005 - 09:24 AM

Thank you for letting us know it is working well and you are getting smooches from Wifie....glad we could help......:cool:
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