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GE washer won't agitate or spin

I have a GE washer M# wwse5240g2ww. It stopped agitating and spinning. there is a light(code) on motor that says that belt was slipping. I replaced belt but it still reads belt problem. how could i remove or reset code The spec sheets looks like it tells you how to reset but that part is damaged and unreadable.

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  • Amy_Logan78 Feb 16, 2009

    It seems like I have the same problem as above. I am however just a consumer so I don'[t have access to the code on the motor. My washer is just not agitating or spinning properly. There is also a horrible noise and seems to become unbalanced easily.

  • Anonymous Mar 02, 2009

    I was having the same problem with the washer not agitating or spinning properly. The washer became unbalanced easily and was making a loud noise. My washer was under warranty, so GE sent out a repair man and the washer had to be replaced. The struts were bad, it was having electrical issues, and the constant unbalancing due to damaged struts also damaged the exterior of the machine.

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2014

    have determined it is not a motor reset problem, there was a very heavy load in the machine when it failed, it will pump water in and out of the machine, the belt does not turn when it should be spinning

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Un plug the machine , wait 30 sec. plug back in , open and close the lid completly 5 times with in 30 sec. if the problem is just needing to be reset this will do it if not you need to replace the motor

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    bjray23 Sep 23, 2012

    Unplug the machine. Wait approximately 1 minute. Plug it back in. You now have 30 seconds to open and close the lid SIX times within TWELVE seconds. No need to open the lid all the way... open it just enough to deactivate the lid switch then close again.

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