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Wprb8050d0ww does not drain, clothes very wet

Hello,

My problem has appeared in the past couple days. My washer seems to be working fine until it does the drain and spin portion. I noticed that it does agitate the clothing while washing and drains and fills with water just fine. However it does not seem to spin to get that excess water off and the clothes come out soaking wet. I tore apart the washer and reseated all the cables on the control board and even checked the motor while I ran a load. The motor and belt below it seem to run fine while the clothes are being washed, but once it goes into the drain/spin portion it stops. I seem to hear a clicking sound, but the belt does not turn down below and the motor gets extremely hot and starts to smell like it is smoking, but that smell only shows up while it is trying to spin. I reseated the cable from the control board to the motor as well and that didn't help. My guess is that there is something wrong with the board, perhaps something just died, even though everything else seems to work ok. If anybody has any other ideas of what I could look for or where I could get a good deal on the parts, I would appreciate it. Thanks so much for your time.

Eric

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  • wmjsn Jan 03, 2009

    Does the board control the motor though? So is it possible that even though the motor is running when washing and agitating the clothes it could be the motor and not the board? I looked at the diagram that came with the washer, and it seems to be only the spin portion doesn't work, which makes me wonder if it's a board problem and not a motor problem since the motor seems to run fine when in the wash cycle. I just want to make sure I order and replace the right part. Does the board control the motor though? That's what I'd like to know for sure. I figure it's cheaper to replace the board rather than the motor. When I would run the drain/spin cycle I would notice that the agitator was trying to move but wouldn't. That's why I'm wondering if it's just not getting the proper signal from the board. Hope this helps.

  • wmjsn Jan 03, 2009

    The whole tub? I was able to spin it ever so slightly before it stopped me. If you mean the agitator then no that thing wouldn't spin. Hope this helps.

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2009

    The belt to your drain pump is worn out.

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Perhaps the brake is not releasing. Make sure the lid safety switch is ok. Remove the motor and test.

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Eric it seams that its draining ok?thats important.must happen in a certin time frame to get clothes dry.also this thought comes to me check between the tubs with your hand thru the top.if clothing got there it couldnt spin well.but as a repairman i have replaced more ge motors than boards.god bless i hope that helps

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    Thomas Malailua Jan 03, 2009

    that would be a voltage check at the motor. to make sure if the motors bad.if it is getting power and then clicking out on overload the board is doing its job.thats not a bad board.can you spin the tub by hand?please check.it has a brake mechanisem but with little effort you should be able to turn the tub

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