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coin op GE Washer M# WMCD2050HIWC light blinks four times on motor


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#1 reeferman

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 03:50 PM

This machine has a motor with a circuit board built in to the top of it. There is a green led light that blinks four times while the machine is at rest. Is this a fault code? The service sheet in the top of the unit does not detail diagnostics or troubleshooting, only tear down and schematic. Is there a service procedure/diagnostic manual for this?

Also, the tub is supported by hanging rods at the top, and the point of support on the tub is a green plastic cylinder, which looks like a spring dampener. Is it possible that these dampeners/supports can wear out and allow the bottom of the motor frame to come into contact with the washer base when washer is fully loaded?

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 07:03 PM

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 08:53 PM

The bottom of the motor frame touching the base of the washer can be either the shocks wore out or most likely the top front brace that the shocks attach to is bent down. I've straightened these out with good luck but they are cheap enough to replace. Posted Image

Edited by SANTA, 22 September 2011 - 08:55 PM.


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Posted 15 October 2011 - 12:22 AM

Ok. I've finally returned to work on this and boy! You guys were both a great help. It appears the front brace was bent by the machine trying to spin while agitating. Fixed em both. Yeah!
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Posted 12 March 2012 - 04:33 PM

What was up with the cam mode shifter? Ive ran into a few too many of these GE's lately..

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 12:06 PM

I took a good look at this device. I kind of got the impression it was built about as strong as the direct drive coupler on the whirlpool machine - if the machine is overloaded, the part will break. It was just an impression.

I actually took the part home and put it on the bench. The solenoid that moves the shifter had an open winding, and there was quite a bit of wear on some of the contact parts. The machine went together fine and worked for another month, before I got another call on it. I replaced the machine with a Speed Queen ( because it's a coin op) and, unless I hear GE has made a modification that has improved the quality, will not recommend purchase/repairs to future customers.

On the whole, the repair is straightforward, with many steps in the disassembly. I have only worked on the one. The fact that it broke down again, soon after it's repair was a disappointment.
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Posted 19 March 2012 - 02:01 AM

unless I hear GE has made a modification that has improved the quality,


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Posted 19 March 2012 - 04:52 PM

Part number: AP4484939

Part number: AP4484939





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