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GE Model WCSR4170G1WW Washer replaced timer3 or 4 weeks ago will not agitate or spin out

Water will go in hear the timer water goes out but does not aggitate or spin

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mikedurland
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SOURCE: GE washer model#S5100 Does not

  • first check the lid switch, most of them click when the lid is opened and closed. it would be best to check it for continuity if possible.
  • if that is ok then
  • it sounds like the belt has broke or fallen off for some reason,( only if you hear the motor running but nothing is happening)
  • take the front panel off with a butter knife. look in the seam between the front panel and the top panel you will see 2 metal clips about where the edges of the lid are. 
  • push these in (hard) with the butter knife and this will release the front panel. 
  • once the front panel is off you will be able to see the belt under the motor. 
  • look at the pulley on the motor and make sure it secure to the motor as this also is the clutch. 
  • the belt can be tensioned by loosening the 4 locknuts holding the motor to the frame.
  • let me know if you need more help.
Mike

Posted on Jul 03, 2008

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SOURCE: doesnt agitate or spin.

Mine is 1 1/2 years old and this worked for me

unplug from power for at least 30 seconds

turn the dial to spin but don't pull out

plug back in to power and open and shut completely so switch is engaged solidly 11 times in 15 seconds.

pull out knob to turn on

This should clear a error code.

hope it helps!

Posted on Jul 30, 2009

hiltonjug
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SOURCE: ge profile washer WPSR3100W1WW won't agitate

I see this pretty regular. You have a bad transmission. This is very common with the older GE's. To replace the transmission will run around $340 / $400. Not sure about your area. Just be glad you got this much use out of it, you are one of the very few that have. From 1998 till 2007 I owned my on repair company where I did GE's warranty work in my area for them. During that time period. When I found a GE washer under warranty doing what you are describing. GE would warranty the whole machine. They would have me destroy the machine after I would deliver the customer a band new one. GE knows they had a bad transmission and it cost them a lot of money. It was cheaper for them to replace the washer than have me repair it. The transmission list price was $298.00 back then. A word of advice, when you replace it. Buy a Whirlpool, Kenmore, Maytag. These brands hold up the best. I have the least service calls for Whirlpool and Kenmore. Both are made by the same people. Kenmore is made for Sears. Good Luck.
Please rate this solution if helpful. Thanks

Posted on Aug 21, 2009

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SOURCE: GE washer model WJRR4170E1WW won't spin or agitate

.I am not a repair professional. I am a 78 year old man
who has been making his own repairs for about 50 years. So the washer or dryer ID doesn't mean much to me. I came to fixya looking for a schematic for an really old AM/FM radio and found that more than 4,700 people were asking for help with a washer repair. I recently had a washer repair of my own and at that time I found an excellent video which showed me how to take my machine apart. This video made it possible for me to do my own repair. If you are repairing a dryer or a front load washer I suggest you go to www.applianceaid.com where they have very good step by step trouble shooting and repair information on washers and dryers as well as other appliances. If you have a direct drive top load washer and need help taking it apart this video is an early christmas present. I was so impressed with it that when I saw all these people needing help, I wanted to tell them about it. If you look at the back of your washer and the panel is solid (no small inspection plate to remove which would indicate you have a v-belt drive) chances are you have a direct drive and this video is just what you need. You can see it at www.acmehowto.com You will probably still need help in determining what the trouble is and how to fix it. After viewing the video or if you have a v-belt drive rather than a direct drive, I suggest you go to www.applianceaid.com where they have very good
trouble shooting and repair nformation on most
washers and dryers. I think you'll find what you need
there. Don't worry about the timer, they hardly ever
go bad. Good luck with it. If I have helped you, please rate my advice on fixya.

Posted on Dec 02, 2009

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SOURCE: I have a GE WJRR4170G1WW washer. Instead of going

Just wanted to let you know that the solution in the comments worked for my dishwasher!! Save me a service call and some cash!! Thanks Spencer.

Posted on Apr 13, 2010

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  • Inspect the drover belt (belt drive only)
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Mine is 1 1/2 years old and this worked for me

unplug from power for at least 30 seconds

turn the dial to spin but don't pull out

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This should clear a error code.

hope it helps!

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