Question about GE WPSE7003A Top Load Washer
My 5 yr old GE Washer, stopped spinning abruptly. I researched this issue on this site. I opened the front, took out the pump, cleaned it, made sure there was nothing obstructing the pump flow, and put it back together. It seemed to work for a short period, after I held the START button in, for a few seconds. Then when I stopped it, it would not restart. There was a slight smell (burn?)
I am not very experienced, in this area, and was able to do all of the above, only because of the expert guidance found on this site.
However, before I purchase a new pump (repairclinic.com - $51) I wanted to ascertain that it was what the actual problem was, and not something else.
Any assistance in this matter would be greatly appreciated.
Are you check darin hose clogged? Test this... wait for a few minutes,
pauses of up to three minutes may occur between cycles as the timer
advances in steps. For example, there may be a 3-minute delay at the end
of agitation and prior to the washer pumping out the water. The
pump-out process itself can then take an additional 3 minutes. After the
pump out, the washer will begin to spin. Do not manually advance the
timer if it's pausing after agitation, as you may miss the pump-out
Check your house fuses, circuit breakers, and the wall outlet. A loss of electrical power to the washer will cause a failure to spin. To check for power at the wall outlet, carefully plug a small table lamp or hair dryer into the wall outlet and turn it on. If it does not work, you may have blown a fuse, tripped a circuit breaker, or have a defective wall outlet.
Make sure washer lid is down. Some older washers will agitate with lid up, but none will spin with lid up.
Advance timer slightly to make sure timer was not in a pause mode. The word "Spin" may not appear on the dial. Spin occurs in the area just before the "Off" position.
Front load models only: Be sure the dispenser drawer is closed. Front load models only: Is the load too small? Add one or two similar items to help balance out the load.
For models with rotary knob "Spin Speed" selector switch: check that the pointer of knob is not stuck between speed selections.
If machine pumps water out and you are positive that the motor is running, but tub is not spinning, then the problem is mechanical involving a clutch, belt, or possibly the transmission and will require service.
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Posted on Nov 07, 2011
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