Posted 03 May 2005 - 03:48 AM
I have a problem with a GE washer, model# WBXR1060T5WW, S/N GS909221G. This is my daughter's, and the complaint is that it wouldn't agitate or spin. I went over there and put a new belt on, just because it was cheap and easy to do. Started a load of clothes and it started agitating. We then went out and had a beer to celebrate the victory, but when we came back the clothes were sopping wet. It hadn't done a spin. The timer showed it had completed the spin cycle, but it didn't really spin. We then watched a cycle, and sure enough the motor pulley and belt weren't turning. There was a lot of noise, but no spin. I opened the lid and everything stopped, shut the lid and you could see the motor pulley give a jerk like it was trying to spin, but then it abruptly stopped like there was a brake or something. We did this a bunch of times with the same result - no spin. I looked at the bottom of the pulley, and in the center you could see it spinning but the pulley itself wasn't spinning. The pulley was pretty warm to the touch. I also noticed that there was some water under the cabinet - that isn't really a problem for us as it is outside in a shed, but it might be a clue.
Any suggestions? I don't want to spend much money because we only paid $35 for it about a year ago. It is a most unworthy appliance.