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Need to put in a mode shifter coil for a ge washer how do I do that

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SOURCE: Mode Shifter Coil- How to check

it should read between o and 70ohms. if the light flashes 4 times it is out

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Washer fills and gives two beeps, then nothing. It wont spin at all but the coil shows 60 ohm resistance.

G E washers. I usually end up replacing the motor with the model shifter the alignment shouldn't affect Anything look at the board on top of motor for a led lite 1 steady flash is normal if none check right side of harness I think it's a white wire with red stripe for a hidden fuse bypass it with a jumper wire give that a shot ge stopped using fuse

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When my GE WPRE6100G1WT top load washer is performing normal agitation, there's a load banging noise. I was told it may be the Mode Shifter gone bad. I've checked the counter weight, balance rods, bel

Yup, it's the mode shifter. You're going to need to change out the shaft and modes shifter assembly, along with replacing the tub seal.

You can get all of that with this kit:

And, here is the video of how to change it:

Good luck!

Oct 26, 2014 | GE Profile WPRE6100G Top Load Washer

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That style of washer has a transmission tube called the "mode shifter" part#WH38X10017 It has a small electrical solenoid that is supposed to shift from the agitate to spin functions... The problem happens when the entire tub remains engaged for the agitation stroke. So you would see the entire tub moving like just the agitator would normally... That causes larger than normal waves that crest and come out the back left over flow tube. You probably need to replace the mode shifter.
Heres the manual for testing...
Appliance Repair Manual ge washer with electromechanical controls and...

and here's a link to the part:
Clutch WH38X10017

Jun 20, 2014 | Maytag PAV2300 Top Load Washer

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My Ge Hydrowave doesn't know what cycle it's in. It agitates when in spin cycle and doesn't spin at all.


That problem with your washer sounds like its the mode shifter solonoid,To check it use a multimeter set to ohms and measure for appx. 98 ohms on that solonoid coil.

What you can try first though is to reset the motor control baord and that remedies so many troubles with the Hydrowave washer. This tip i wrote will tell ya how to reset the motor board.


Sep 21, 2011 | Washing Machines

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GE washer. New belt, motor worked one cycle. On second run, all works but no motor running at all. 4 flashes on pc board. Try to reset with 6 hood open in 12 secs. but not sure hood switch works. How...


The error code E4 (4 flashes of teh light) means the the shifter coil is open..the shifter coil is part of the mode repair that the mode shaft would need to be replaced...the mode shaft is in the center of the tub its what the agitator and the inner tub connect to and would require disassambly of just about the entire washer to replace it.

As far a s testing the lid switch with a ohm meter its just a matter of determining via the wiring diagram in the control panel and find the 2 wires on it and where the connect to (sorry dont remember off hand what two wires they are) to test it when the lid is closed on those 2 wires should have continuty with ZERO omhs resistiance and when the lid is open the that circuit should be opened


Sep 01, 2011 | Washing Machines

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What is mode shifter coil

It is located on top of the motor and shifts into high gear for spin.
They will go bad and need to be replaced.

May 31, 2010 | GE WBSR3140DW Top Load Washer

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Mode Shifter Coil- How to check

it should read between o and 70ohms. if the light flashes 4 times it is out

May 17, 2009 | Washing Machines

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Spin Basket Spins Along with Agitatdor in GE Profile Washing Mach

if washer is newer version remove front panel and ck if has a gearcase it's probably bad if it has what ge calls a mode shifter it's probably bad it has a coil with connection to motor bd..look on bd for flashing green 4 flashes means open mode shifter coil

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