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Tsuriman

GE Commercial WMCD2050JWC Coin-op

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I have a coin operated GE washer that stops at 12 minutes and hums.  The motor is flashing 4 times. I have reset it once but throws the codes and stops again.  It fills and drains fine, I am not sure about the agitation.

 

What is my next move?  

Much Appreciated.

Tsuriman

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Not where I can look up your model number, but if its a newer hydro wave with the inverter motor, the shifter has failed. If you pull the 2 wire plug off the front of the motor (wires run to the center tub shaft yellow and orange wire I think) you should have someone around 98 ohms. Really your just checking to see if its open or closed. If no continuity the shifter failed. Just changed one of these a few days ago. Big job. You have to change the whole center shaft that runs through the tub. Not hard just time consuming.

Motor error codes

http://fixitnow.com/wp/2009/11/10/ge-hydrowave-top-loading-washer-wont-run/

Shifter and shaft replacement

http://fixitnow.com/wp/2010/08/24/how-to-replace-the-shaft-and-mode-shifter-assembly-in-a-ge-hydro-wave-top-loading-washer/

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  This is a model with motor/inverter and mode shifter but a failed mode shifter coil would not cause the washer to stop operating. It would just cause the basket to agitate in agitation mode. May be a bad mode shifter and motor/inverter. Mode shifter should read about 98 ohms or 65 ohms, ,depending on version.

 

Eric

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The one I just did had a failed shifter and completely shit down and wouldn't work. When the motor stores a fault it shuts the whole machine down I thought. Maybe mine was just a freak thing but it shut the whole machine down. Once I changed the shifter it all worked perfect again.

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  That may be the case for certain models but all the service manuals I have on these hydrowave models state: "When a mode shifter error occurs, the LED blinks 4 times at a rate of ¼ second on and ¼ second off for the remainder of a 6 second period. The motor continues to operate with this error." I have seen these washers operating with failed mode shifter which causes the basket to agitate instead of just the agitator. The manuals also state: "Critical Errors, #1, #2, & #7, will prevent inverter/motor from operating".

 

 

 

Eric

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Maybe mine had something funky going on then. Thanks for the info! Good to know for further servicing. Only have worked on a few of these.

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Thank you!

 

Appreciate all the quick replies.

 

ONE PROBLEM I GAVE THER WRONG MODEL # is WCRD2050F3WC

 

Still the same diagnostic?  Part is probably different?

 

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Sorry for the caps above.  I guess I didnt need to yell.

 

Anyhoo.  Figured it out that the clutch is the same regardless of the above model numbers.  I think I will take it apart, then order the parts.  

 

I plan to do any preventative mainenance as it appears I will be completely disassembling the unit.  For now I plan to replaced a cracked up tub cover and the belt.

 

Any other seals or gaskets or anything I should replace while i'm knee deep in this thing?

Thanks!

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ONE PROBLEM I GAVE THER WRONG MODEL # is WCRD2050F3WC

 

Still the same diagnostic?  Part is probably different?

 

 

Same type of washer:  GE Hydrowave design.  So, yes, same diagnostic applies. 

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The shaft and shifter assy comes with a new tub seal.

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Tenant called.  Same washer is stopping on 12 minutes again.  I will go over and check for a code and try to reset it.

Is it the clutch again?  Do clutches crap out?  I am pretty sure they overload the washer regularly but seems too soon.  

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Never mind.  Someone turned the cold water off.   :rolleyes:

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Did you charge your tenants extra, (aggra$$$). Just like I don't think a manufacturer should pay for a service company to teach a consumer how to use their appliance or read the directions, I think if a landlord has to do extra because of the tenant it should cost. Time is money. That's only if it's a landlord and not a slumlord!

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