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GE Washer won't spin


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#1 Justkickit

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Posted 11 September 2005 - 11:24 AM

History: Washer was running rough, leaking oil, and finally wouldn't agitate. All web advice pointed to new transmission. Bought one through parts website associated with your site(Also bought a spanner wrench there too-Geez was that thing on tight!). Replaced it, agitator worked well, and everything seemed fine until the spin cycle. During this phase, the motor kicks-in, but as soon as it reaches its normal speed, it drops out. (this happened twice through the cycle)The pump keeps going all through this. Do these have overload switches?

Thanks for any wisdom (And wit, I've read some of the postings here) you could provide.

Perplexed in the basement


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Posted 11 September 2005 - 12:12 PM

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The electric pump will keep going because it is indendent of the motor. The motor does have an internal thermal overload and this may be kicking in. Here's the key diagnostic question: is the motor still getting voltage when it kicks out?

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Posted 13 September 2005 - 12:24 PM

is the pump removing the water?  if so then check the pressure hose it may be kinked or broken
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#4 Justkickit

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Posted 17 September 2005 - 08:25 AM

Hi again folks,

The pressure switch works good and pump drains the basket fine.

During the initial agitator phase, the motor really gets hot to the touch. Also, as the agitator turns, there's a loud, pronounced, "knocking" sound.  When the motor does try to kick-in during the spin cycle, it seems to be drawing an awful lot of current. (Overhead light dims a bit-along with the streetlights) Motor then begins to wind and almost reaches constant speed, then drops out.

With the motor still hot, I began a new cycle to see if it would at least drive the agitator. Again,  when the agitator phase was to begin, the motor stayed still and hummed. This leads me to believe the motor has overheated by the time the spin cycle is due and an internal thermal overload knocked it out.

I'm wondering why the motor is having such a tough time developing and maintaining speed. The deflection on the belt is not quite 1/2 '' but between 1/4 and 3/8. I replaced the transmission per the instructions without any apparent problems. Anything here I should go back and check on? Maybe the motor is just as tired as I am and I just need a new machine.

Thanks again for your suggestions,

Tired, but hopeful

 





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