Question about GE WBSR3140DW Top Load Washer

Open Question

GE WLSE3150A0WW motor upgrade problem

We had our GE washer serviced a couple of years ago. The service tech replaced the clutch system with the new clutchless motor relay and capacitor. Worked great for a couple of years. Last week the machine stopped spinning or agitating. I have replaced the motor, relay and capacitor. Now the relay is just sitting flashing like a christmas light on crack. It was doing this before replacing the relay. I have verified the wiring is correct on the relay.

Running out of ideas here. Any one have another suggestion?
Thanks in advance for your assistance.

Posted by on

5 Suggested Answers

catriver
  • 878 Answers

SOURCE: GE Washer Spin Cycle Problem

gnarly, do you have the updated motor, harness and start cap? If it goes into spin and does this chunk a chunka chunka bit. Take a meter to the white and white/red wire going to the motor. If you have a steady 120V, replace the motor with the new kit. What the motor is doing is jogging between high to low speed. Catriver..post back.

Posted on Oct 18, 2006

watugot
  • 290 Answers

SOURCE: Kenmore 80 series won't spin

If it is draining then the motor is turning the pump so it is ok.
This washer has no belt so that is not the problem.
Remove the cabinet and bypass the lid switch wires and put into a spin. Watch the clutch to see if it is turning. If the clutch housing is not turning and you know for sure the coupler is not broken then you need a new transmission. If the clutch housing is turning but the basket is not spinning you have something binding the basket or you need a new basket drive and clutch.
If you have only looked at the coupler from underneath you may not be able to tell if it is broken in the center. If it is broken again your transmission is not staying in neutral drain until the water is drained. That means it is going into spin with full load of clothes and water. This puts a lot of pressure on the coupler and causes them to fail prematurely. If this is the case you will need a new transmission.
Post back if you have any questions.

Posted on Nov 05, 2007

mikedurland
  • 481 Answers

SOURCE: Drain pump/motor not draining.

actually it sounds like there was or is something in the water pump (like a string or metal underwire from a bra). before replacing the water pump i would look inside it and check for foreign objects.

  1. unplug the machine, but leave other hoses connected
  2. use a butter knife or putty knife to open the front panel; at the top seam between the top panel and the front panel is 2 metal clips (about where the edges of the lid are). push these strait in to release the front panel.
  3. once the front panel is off then you should see the water pump on the right side. it has 2 large black hoses and 2 wires attached to it.
  4. take off the water pump (two 3/8 bolts) and look inside it.
88981e1.jpg
adcd6df.jpg
3d5a855.jpg
a988876.jpg
some pictures borrowed from fixitnow.com, allpar.com, applianceaid.com and repairclinic.com
  • if you need to buy a new pump, then they are around $50 at repairclinic.com
  • or shop around; GE Washer Pump part # WH23X10013
  • here is a cheap one on ebay: 
http://cgi.ebay.com/GE-WH23X10013-Washing-Machine-Washer-Water-Pump-Motor_W0QQitemZ170239837032QQihZ007QQcategoryZ20714QQrdZ1QQssPageNameZWD1VQQcmdZViewItem
let me know if you get stuck
Mike

Posted on Jul 30, 2008

  • 61 Answers

SOURCE: GE washer won't agitate or spin

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

Posted on Jan 21, 2009

  • 512 Answers

SOURCE: GE washer no main motor run so no agitate or spin

This is the electronic washer. Unplug for two minutes, plugin then open and close lid 7 times. This will reset motor. Also make sure belt is not broken.

Posted on Jun 12, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

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

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

3 Answers

Washer drains ok won't agitiate tub feels wobbly replaced motor 2 years ago when it wouldnt spin or agitate


There must be some problem with the transmission... You might have to have a repairman look at it.

May 25, 2014 | GE WBSR3140DW Top Load Washer

1 Answer

Washing machine not spinning


HI! base in your complaint and explanations! i find the problem is the motor belt... maybe this is too loose belt... you can replaced a new one replacement belt... and make sure when you replace the belt is the same size in the original!

Nov 01, 2007 | GE WJSE3110A Top Load Washer

1 Answer

Model #GHW9150PWI not workin


If you look under the washer and see rubber shavings your motor coupling went bad-not a part you should replace yourself or you can ruin the whole machine, the part only costs less than $5.00 though. That's all I remember from working Whirlpool Customer Service years ago.

Jan 27, 2013 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

1 Answer

GE Energy Star WCVH6260F drum removal


unless you are a service tech you dont want to try that, big job takes 2 people that knows what they are doing a couple hours to remove and replace. call for service if under warrenty, if not your looking between 500 and a 1300 to repair.

Jan 02, 2012 | GE Energy Star WCVH6260F Front Load Washer

1 Answer

Whirlpool extra large capacity washer. Does not agitate or spin. I hear the motor running trying to spin/agitate. I checked the motor coupling as I had to replace that a couple years ago and figured it...


I would replace the clutch and the bakes on the machine. It could be that the bakes did not release and then the clutch is going to burn up, and in that case the brakes are bad anyways so replace both of them.

Jan 04, 2011 | Washing Machines

1 Answer

Ge super capacity plus washer. Mod wlse3150a0ww. no matter what setting it always starts on rinse then goes to spin.It also will not drain.


If the washer is stopped mid cycle it will default to rinse and spin. It will then get stuck in a loop. It is necessary to reset the electronics. Unplug the electrical cord from the unit. Wait 30 seconds. Turn the cycle selector all the way around clockwise. Turn it again and set it on any setting accept rinse or spin. Plug the unit in. It should begin a new cycle and be working normally.

Jan 22, 2010 | GE 3.2 cu. ft. Washer

1 Answer

Our GE washing machine makes a horrible sound during the spin cycle. It is only a couple of years old. Everything seems to be working fine otherwise, just tremendously noisy during this cycle. This just...


you will need to take a look at the clutch which sits on the top of the motor. if it comes apart, and it can if the machine is overloaded, you will need to replace the clutch. once you remove the "clutch clip", it is horseshoe shaped, you will need to replace it. you cannot reuse it as it won't hold. hope this helps you.

Oct 14, 2009 | GE WBSR3140DW Top Load Washer

1 Answer

Machine fills with water, sits for a couple of minutes, agitates for 15-30 seconds, stops for 3-5 min. agitates for 15-30 secs etc... When rinsing, empties water starts to spin, kicks into high gear for a...


Your motor/clutch combo is on the way out. The motor is overheating and turning off. Cools down and restarts.
You need a new motor/clutch combo or a new washer. I do not recommend another GE.

Jul 07, 2009 | GE Washing Machines

1 Answer

GE Washer WPSR3100W0WW roars like a freight train in spin cycle


You would need a transmission (WH38x10002) which comes with a new tub seal, and runs between $150 and $200. Check the back of the owners manual to see if your washer has a five year warranty on the transmission. (newest ones may be only 1 year) They do make a couple special tools which make the repair easier, and an experienced tech can do one in about a half hour, but your first one will take much longer. Motor is most likely just fine.

Jul 03, 2008 | GE Profile WPSR3120WWW

2 Answers

GE Profile Harmony 4.0 -Broken Clutch Coupling


if your under warrenty always call for service repairing it yourself voids your warrenty

Jan 15, 2008 | GE Profile Harmony WPGT9360E 4.0 Cu. Ft....

Not finding what you are looking for?
GE WBSR3140DW Top Load Washer Logo

Related Topics:

140 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top GE Washing Machines Experts

Dan Webster
Dan Webster

Level 3 Expert

8205 Answers

Richard Roth
Richard Roth

Level 3 Expert

9472 Answers

Tim Whalen

Level 3 Expert

3069 Answers

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

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...