Question about GE WJRR4170E Top Load Washer

1 Answer

Agitator is slipping

I have a GE model WJRR4170G top loading washing machine, and it appears and sounds like the agitator is slipping while in use. I cannot figure out how to remove the agitator to inspect. I have taken the fabric softener resivour off, and now I am stuck. Any info would be a huge help.

Posted by on

  • etnivin Feb 19, 2009

    Thanks for the info gdc1606. I was able to pull it right off. I was afraid to before. Just got the replacement part in, and it works great now. Thanks again.

×

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 2 Answers

I have a different model, but my agitator came off with brute force. I used 2 allen wrenches in the slots on the side of the agitator to get leverage and then yanked until it came off. The problem is your air bell coupler.

Posted on Feb 02, 2009

1 Suggested Answer

  • 1214 Answers

SOURCE: Agitator is slipping- GE model WJRR4170G top load washer

Starting at the center agitator stem, there should be a cover cap or something that is removed to allow access to the bolt or nut that hold the agitator on.

Reply back what you find and I'll help further.

Posted on Jan 30, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

2 Answers

Ge washer wjrr4170g agitating very hard and rough and out of balance but is level on the floor. What is possibly wrong?


Hello Trina;

My name is Peter. I am a retired field service appliance technician.

Go into Searspartsdirect.com. In put your model number. Ther will be a diagram showing your rod springs. I suspect you have a bad rod spring or it has come loose. The rod spring stabilizes the washer drum during agitation and spin cycle. These are relatively inexpensive parts approximately $16.00 each.

Lets repair this together. I have faith in you Trina. No man required.
Unplug or turn the circuit breaker off.
To replace this part you need to open the top cover. There are two retaining clips, one on the right and one on the left. If you look into where the top cover meets the front plate you will see these clips. With a putty knife or a spatula push on these clips to release the top cover. Raise the cover up.
Now, you need to remove the front cover. First disconnect the electrical connector to the door latch. Using a small screw driver wedge between the connector for release.
You will see screw on the inside at the top of the front cover. One on each side. They are either Phillips head screws of hex head screws. Remove these fasteners. Lift up on the front cover. There are tabs that go into slots. You may have to play with the position of tabs and slot to remove. You will now have access to the rod springs.
If the rod springs are loose tighten the threaded fasteners. If they are broken replace. You probably have only one broken. Keep running the dishwasher then you will have both broken.

Peter, Baltimore, MD

Nov 09, 2014 | Washing Machines

1 Answer

The plastic agitator isnt spinning it sounds as though the piece it sits on is turning but just spinning insde the plastic housing on the underside of the agitator


your "agitator coupling" is worn out underneath the agitator,remove the dispenser cup on t6he agitator,then the agitator,it sits on the coupler on splines and they wear out and the agitator can,t grip them anymore and slip

May 14, 2010 | GE WBSR3140DW Top Load Washer

1 Answer

Tub will spin but agitator won't move on my ge washer model wpsr3090v0ww


IF it sounds like it is agitating but isn't moving, check to be sure the agitator is still firmly bolted to the transmission shaft. If it sounds like it's stuck when it tries to agitate (belt slipping possibly, etc.) it is probably a bad transmission and often not worth repairing unless you can find a used one somewhere.

Dec 31, 2009 | GE WBSR3140DW Top Load Washer

1 Answer

My top load washer will not agitate or spin, but will fill and drain. The belt is fine and the agitator will move by moving the belt back and forth. What should I do next? Thanks


if you have aaccess to the belt already,
start the machine let it fill
then keeping an eye on the motor and the clutch underneath it, sounds like your clutch might be slipping..
you will notice immediately the motor will be spinnging but the clutch will not engage
ive included the part number
and phone number to call
AP2045377
1-800-477-7278
aplliancepartspros.com

runs about 120.00
but its a pretty easy repair especailly since you figured out how to open the cabinet

Oct 09, 2009 | GE WJSE3110A Top Load Washer

1 Answer

Have older Maytag top load washing machine. Model #LAT9704AAE. Washer won't agitate or spin.Belt slips when it tries to spin. Can't figure out how to pull the agitator off the shaft in the center of the...


vic,
check your idler pully here, its behind the pump
there is a half in bolt at the bottom of the aggitator
knock off the top with a sreewdriver

Oct 02, 2009 | Washing Machines

1 Answer

GE WHDRR418G1WW Washing Machine will not agitate or spin/rinse cycle


Tell me more Is there voltage to motor? The transmission makes it agitate .

May 28, 2009 | GE WBSR3140DW Top Load Washer

4 Answers

Agitator is slipping- GE model WJRR4170G top load washer


IF the agitator is like the ones in the older models, it will just pull straight up and off of the transmission shaft.

Inside the agitator there is a rubber splined insert with an aluminum center. The soft aluminum strips out causing the grinding sound. Very common to happen.

We used to use a special puller to remove that part and then press a new one back in.
Voila! Repaired agitator!!

Most any appliance parts store should be able to look up your model # and tell you if that agitator can be resplined.

Jan 30, 2009 | GE WJRR4170E Top Load Washer

1 Answer

GE Top Load Washing Machine -- Agitator will not cycle


Agitator's don't spin on wash cycle.

I would suggest washing the clothes without soap until they rinse clear. If you have hard water, the soap will not easily rinse out of clothes, or off of you when you use soap to wash or shower.

Reduce the amount of soap you use in each wash if this is the case. It sounds like your washing machine is working right.

Jan 26, 2009 | GE WBSR3140DW Top Load Washer

1 Answer

GE WHDRR418G1WW Washing Machine will not agitate or spin/rinse cycle


The ge wcxr1070t uses a coupling under the agitator . There is a cap on the top pop it off and remove the screw if you see one , otherwise just pull up , the coupling is under the agitator check to see if it is stripped . dr fixit in the repair service directory will have it if bad

Dec 03, 2008 | GE WBSR3140DW Top Load Washer

1 Answer

Agitator won't move


Sounds like the belt is slipping or broken.
you may be able to see it from the bottom
tilt it back.

Feb 04, 2008 | GE WBSR3140DW Top Load Washer

Not finding what you are looking for?
GE WJRR4170E Top Load Washer Logo

560 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top GE Washing Machines Experts

Dan Webster
Dan Webster

Level 3 Expert

8147 Answers

Richard Roth
Richard Roth

Level 3 Expert

9472 Answers

Tim Whalen

Level 3 Expert

3056 Answers

Are you a GE Washing Machine Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...