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GE Washer does not reach full spin speed...stops abruptly

I have a GE model WWSE3160AOWW washer machine which I bought in 2000. Recently we noticed that our clothes were coming out extremely wet. The spin cycle appears to start normally (water pump is running and tub begins to spin). At first it looks like the spin cycle is normal and when it should go to the faster speed, the spin stops abruptly, however the pump continues to run. Not sure if this is a problem with the motor itself, the clutch or the transmission. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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  • jodijoec Oct 09, 2008

    Hi...thanks for your suggestion, however the problem happens without any water in the tub.



    I just tried it again and I noticed a "burning" odor coming from the motor. My gut is telling me the motor is shot...any thoughts?

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HI thanks for your question. the G E washer has to get rid of all the water before it starts to spin. check to see if you have a good water flow on pump out. if not clean the pump . thanks the appliance doc. please rate my answer. thanks

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