My GE Hydro Wave washer has stopped spinning or agitating. Following earlier advice I checked error codes & I'm getting 3 flashes indicating corrupted software. After multiple resets still no improvement.
3 flashes means corrupted software (in the motor board?) & motor replacement is recommended.
As I've just 3 weeks ago replaced the wave shifter and tub bearing at a cost of $200+ and the motor costs around $262 I'm reluctant to invest the money in my old washer. (And after replacing the shifter the washer has started making the loud noises the old shifter made...do I need to add that to the list of new parts?)
I've read reports that this washer seems to be a lemon, frequently breaking down (naturally after the warranty expired).
So I'm asking:
1 is there ANY other possibility that it's not the motor but another (less expensive) part ?
2 What can I do about the loud noise while spinning (when it does?)
3 What brands are generally better and more reliable than GE models? What brands should be avoided?
Any advice is appreciated.