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GE WPRB8050D1WW, fills, agitates, won't spin and drain...

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I have a GE Profile wash machine, model WPRB8050D1WW. It will fill and agitate, but not spin and drain. Thanks to this forum, I found the instructions to get into the Service Mode. All functions (including Spin) work in service mode, EXCEPT for "Pump". In normal operation, is "Spin" not allowed unless "Pump" is working?

 

How can I get a wiring diagram for this machine. If it's a bad relay on the circut board, I'm ready to replace is with a similar spec relay, even if I don't mount it on the board....   

 

Thanks!

 

 

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It won't spin if the pump isn't working.  I'd check the pump real good, see if it has continuity or if it is getting power.  Take off the clean out and see if something is binding it up.

 

Doc

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The level switch I believe inhibits the spin, so if the pump isn't working the tub isn't draining and the water level isn't falling. This means no spin.

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OK, I checked the pump. No continuity. There is power to the pump. So, I took off the cover that covers the pump terminals. There I see something that I guess is a thermal fuse connected to the left terminal. The board that the terminal and this "fuse" are on is burnt where the "fuse" is mounted, so I suspect the "fuse" (if that is what it is!) has blown. So, I bypassed the "fuse" and the pump runs fine!

 

Question; is it really a thermal fuse?  Any reason I could not replace it?

 

Thanks again!

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No reason you can't replace it and yes it probably is a thermal fuse.  There is a good chance if you do replace it that the new one will also blow, after all they do blow for a reason.  Usually too hot or too many amps, maybe bad bearings or rather bushing.  Doesn't hurt to give it a try, if it was me i'd just get a new pump motor and replace it.  If you buy just the motor it's a lot cheaper.  Make sure to check for any debree or any blockage in the hoses.  At least you have located the problem and are headed in the right direction!  Keep us updated.

 

Thanks

 

DocPart number: AP5803461

Part number: AP5803461

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No reason you can't replace it and yes it probably is a thermal fuse.  There is a good chance if you do replace it that the new one will also blow, after all they do blow for a reason.  Usually too hot or too many amps, maybe bad bearings or rather bushing.  Doesn't hurt to give it a try, if it was me i'd just get a new pump motor and replace it.  If you buy just the motor it's a lot cheaper.  Make sure to check for any debree or any blockage in the hoses.  At least you have located the problem and are headed in the right direction!  Keep us updated.

 

Thanks

 

Electro Doc,

I agree! It's likely not worth the trouble! I'll just replace the whole pump and motor. Thanks  so much for your help, and for this forum. Without the instructions on how to enter the "Service Mode" on the washer, I would not have been  able to diagnose my problem. I'll copy and paste it here again for others who may need it:

 

To get to service mode, press/hold the Whites and Start buttons until all led's light up (3 seconds). Now press Colors to go forward through the functions and Whites to go backwards.

The functions are,

  • model code,
  • error code,
  • hot valve,
  • cold valve,
  • agitate low speed,
  • agitate high speed,
  • pump and
  • spin high speed.

So press Whites once to go to spin high speed, once more to pump, once more to agitate high speed...etc.

 

Thanks again to all!

Fencer

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Good job and thanks for the post, I'm sure it will help someone.  Good dicision getting the pump, save yourself a headache down the road.

 

Glad we could help

 

Give us an update when you get the new pump in

 

thanks

 

Doc

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 How can I get a wiring diagram for this machine

 

 

The mini manual with wiring diagram is available here but you will have to upgrade to apprentice to be able to download it. It does not contain a schematic for the control board and you will never find one for that.

 

Eric

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