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Another Hotpoint Spin Problem


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#1 Lurker_Nimrod_*

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Posted 19 October 2005 - 12:43 PM

I checked some of the other threads on transmission problems, but none of those sounded like the problem I'm having with this one.

It spins great with no clothes in it. With clothes, it spins for about 5 seconds 'til it gets up to speed.. then shuts itself back off. My first thought was "out of balance", but I've tried every possible way of arranging the laundry in the tub with no success. It does not make any unusual noises.

Model vbxr1090bocc, s/n 2a175626h

Any ideas?


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#2 Mad Mac

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Posted 19 October 2005 - 12:54 PM

Can we get a re-check on the model number, not getting anything on it.

If this is one of the newer (post-1995) GEs, they will behave in this way. What happens is that the water is pumped out, and once it gets low enough, the water level switch registers "empty" and spin starts. As it spins, it re-pressurizes the switch and breaks the "empty" contact. This happpens several times before the spin gets fully under way. Is this what you're seeing?

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Posted 19 October 2005 - 01:03 PM

[user=13]Mad Mac[/user] wrote:

Can we get a re-check on the model number, not getting anything on it.

If this is one of the newer (post-1995) GEs, they will behave in this way. What happens is that the water is pumped out, and once it gets low enough, the water level switch registers "empty" and spin starts. As it spins, it re-pressurizes the switch and breaks the "empty" contact. This happpens several times before the spin gets fully under way. Is this what you're seeing?

Some of the O's might be zeros.. It's kind of hard to tell.

I'm pretty sure it just stops and stays stopped. I'll double-check that tonight.

The original complaint is "the clothes are still wet", so I don't think there's much spinning.


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Posted 19 October 2005 - 04:25 PM

AH...one of those GE weeks we get around here from time to time. I suggest you have a look at this:
http://applianceguru...orum2/3390.html
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Posted 20 October 2005 - 05:48 AM

Thanks for the link. It sounds similar, but mine doesn't get hot or make any unusual noises.

I tried it again last night, and it worked perfectly.

Let me get back to you when it starts acting up again.





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