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Agitator not working during was cycle what would cause this probl

Ge profile washer model wpsr3100woww

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  • remourrowe Jan 21, 2009

    Yes the washer does spin on the spin cycle. It acts up only when the waser fills and goes to the agitate or wash cycle

  • Anonymous Feb 05, 2009

    I have the same exact problem. I have the front panel off and have run the machine thru the various cycles. All systems work perfectly, motor, pump, belt drive, spin cycle, everything. When it is supposed to go into the aggitation mode, the motor turns the large pulley under the transmission, but no agitation. I think I will try the controller replacement if I can find one locally.

  • Quantum Flux May 11, 2010

    Does that washer spin? Are you having the problem across all cycles, or is it only on certain ones?



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I'm experiencing the exact same issue with mine.

Can you hear the motor running during the agitation? If the motor is running, but the agitator isn't working, then that would point to something like the transmission, or some sort of obstruction that is preventing the agitator from working properly.

If the motor isn't running, then try running through different cycles. If it operates properly on one cycle, but not others, then I would tend to think that it's in the controller. If not, then it's likely in the motor. I also have seen a post somewhere instructing to check the vacuum connection to the water level control, as well. NOt sure how that plays into the equation, but it's easy enough to do & doesn't cost anything to try.

FYI: I just spent $10 for one of the "experts" here to tell me that the issue was "absolutely" in my motor. After spending $220 to replace a motor that I cannot return now since it's been installed, I find out that my original assessment is probably correct & my problem is in the controller.

If it comes down to a toss-up between the two, go with the cheapest first (likely the controller).

Hope this helps.

Posted on Jan 21, 2009

  • Quantum Flux Jan 24, 2009


    Today, I just replaced the controller in the machine & it now works wonderfully.

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