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GE WWSE5200BWW Topload Problem

I have the above mentioned model, and of coarse I am 42 days out of warrenty. Washer seems to have the same noise in a few differant cycles of the wash. Best I can descibe it is if I put the washer on spin only, water drains completely, then when it attempts to spin (counter clockwise) It sounds like the motor is kicking in and out as it tries to spin. Huge draw on all the lights on that circuit also. The problem happens in several places during a whole wash cycle. It also seems to be a timed thing, because if I wait a few minutes, then it will go right to high speed spinning with no noise at all. Can anyone help? Chuck

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  • Anonymous Mar 06, 2008

    My washer was 4 years old when it started the same problem. When the motor attempted to engaged into a high speed it would humm and not spin. I ran the diagnostics (you will find the directions taped near the motor when you remove the front panel)( No special diagnostic tools needed). The diagnositic indictated the motor was bad and would not carry a load at high speed. I ordered a new motor and GE sent a motor with a capacitor within the wiring harness that attached to the exterior wall of the washing machine frame. They gave detailed instructions on how to adapt this new wiring arrangement to the original factory setup. The new motor solved the problem, but I believe GE realized the factory motor/capacitor set up was incompetent for the machine. They just choose not to stand behind it because problems usually do not occur until the unit was out of warranty. Poor quality, poor manufactures support, and business ethics on GE's part. New motor ($185-$220)

    The front panel removes easily. Take a 2 inch putty knife insert it between the seam at the top of the front panel and the top about 6 inches from the corner. You will find a clip there. Push the clip forward while pulling on the corner of the front panel. It will pop loose and come forward. Repeat this procedure on the other side and the whole panel will come forward and off. Easy access. You can change a motor in about 30 minutes or less and have the machine back running.



    Dave

  • Anonymous Apr 08, 2008

    i have the same problem with mine. should i dump it or fix it?

  • ffmc723 Dec 27, 2008

    I have the same problem with my P.O.S. I thought i could be the transmission but I guess the Motor sounds possible.

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How do you run the diagnostics?  I could not find the instructions inside my washer.

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Sounds like the motor needs replaced pretty common on this unit..

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