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GE Medallion Washer not agitating, but aggrevating


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#1 wannbeappliantologist

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Posted 26 August 2005 - 11:53 AM

Greetings Sensei,

My GE Medallion washer (Model# GW990KW118 Ser# ME598690) is giving me strife in an other wise balanced existance.  I just recently inhearited this washer for free, so I can not complain too much.

It will fill and I hear the motor running.  When I bypass the lid switch (pressing down on it), all that is happening is water flows out of the return and through the filter on top of the agitator.  It continues through the cycle, drains, spins, fills and rinses on all wash cyles but no agitation.

Would you be able to enlighten me on what the cause might be and solution to this enigma?

My humble thanks.

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Posted 26 August 2005 - 12:17 PM

Cannot get thet model number to come up anywhere, but I would look at a broken agitator or air dome under the agitator if it has one, cannot tell since cannot get a visual of what is in there.  Is this a USA washer???
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Posted 26 August 2005 - 12:55 PM

It is Canadian. I tried to look up the manual on GE's site and that number was not valid there.

I am including some pictures so maybe you might have a better idea of what machine it is.

 

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Posted 26 August 2005 - 12:58 PM

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Posted 26 August 2005 - 01:03 PM

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Posted 26 August 2005 - 01:05 PM

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Posted 26 August 2005 - 01:27 PM

Thanks just a regular G.E. washer..Either the teeth are worn off of the agitator shaft or the agitator coupler is worn,  See if the teeth on the agitator shaft are ok.  If so look up into the agitator from the bottom with a flashlight to see if the teeth are worn on the agitator coupler.  It will be silver inside with a black rubber outside that the agitator sets on that also has grooves to attach to the outside rubber of the coupler.  If the coupler inside of the agitator is worn, you will just knock this out from the top after cutting the top of the agitator and replace this. WH1X1944....let us know what you see on all of these parts. 
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Posted 26 August 2005 - 01:31 PM

This is what the coupler looks like that goes inside of the agitator. Now if the splines/teeth are worn on the agitator shaft itself in the washer you are looking to replace the transmission. The inside of the coupler should match the teeth on the tranny shaft. Let us hope you find the teeth inside of the coupler are worn smoothe......Use your flashlight to look up inside of there from the base of the agitator.
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Posted 26 August 2005 - 02:31 PM

There is nothing up inside the agitator.  By the looks of that picture, the coupler is stuck on the shaft (see the pictures of the shaft I sent).  It had a LOT of black crumbly residue on the top of it.  I squeezed the black part just below the top of the shaft and it hissed like there was air trapped inside.

End result is that I can not get what I think is the coupler off of the shaft to inspect the splines.  ANy suggestions?





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