WCVH6600HWW - repair or replace
Posted 11 April 2011 - 09:47 PM
So, my craptastic GE front loader has decided it doesn't want to spin anymore. In test mode it does nothing on the T10 or T11 spin tests. No 120v out to the inverter or at the inverter in test mode. Motor ohm readings appear OK - 6 Ohms on the input wires and ~115-116 on the sensor wires. While not in test mode there is 120v at the inverter when a cycle is started. When I start a cycle it goes through an initial test mode, pump comes on for a few seconds, some water sprays into the tub (just enough to wash the detergent into the tub, the tub sometimes rotates a couple of inches in either direction, then acts like it is doing a normal cycle. No more water gets sprayed in and it never tumbles or spins (I've never sat through an entire cycle).
I *think* it is the inverter but I'm not positive. Should I try repairing it or just move on to another machine? Any opinions on the problem or recommendations on a new washer (wife insists on a FL machine). I know I could buy the inverter from an online retailer with a return policy but the price is 50% higher than a local retailer with no returns on electronics.
Posted 12 April 2011 - 02:10 AM
Posted 12 April 2011 - 06:43 PM
--Motor sensor (two yellow wires on P9 at control board) should have ~118 ohms - if not the sensor is bad and I'm supposed to replace the motor. My reading is 113.8 ohms. Is that approximate "enough" or is the motor gone? The other ohm readings at the motor indicated it was OK.
--I don't have 120v at the blue/red wires at the inverter during spin tests. There is voltage when trying to start a normal drain and spin cycle but it only lasts long enough for the tub to turn a few inches then the voltage drops to zero. The pump continues to run and the timer counts down. Assuming the motor is OK is it the inverter or the control board?
--All the other service mode "T" tests except the spin and tumble test seem to work OK.
Any and all help is appreciated.
Posted 13 April 2011 - 03:03 PM
So - motor or control board or something else?
P.S. If anyone is interested in a WH12X10418 inverter that was installed for about 5 minutes make me an offer.
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