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GE washer won't agitate

Spins, fills & drains. agitator cap keeps loosening. tried locktite, still loosens

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Let me make sure I hear your symtoms right..

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Sounds like the belt is off, or broken.. I am not all that familiar with your model, but I think most GE's are belt drive.

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If not, loosen the four bolts on the moter, put the belt on and then slide the motor towards the rear to tighten it.. then tighten the four bolts. They may simply have not tightened the bolts on the motor from factory and the motor slid back loosening the drive belt.


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