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Won't spin except when empty, leaks.

The washer began leaking on full loads, we mitigated that by not doing absolutely full loads, but the boys came in from college and REALLY loaded it up, now if it has much in it at all it won't spin or agitate even though the motor can be heard turning, and during spin cycle it is very loud, a sound somewhat like out of balance but really just grinding noisy. What all do I have to change out, and how do I troubleshoot to limit the parts I need to replace (for example, maybe just the transmission, or both motor and transmission, or just motor, or ????) your wisdom is greatly appreciated.

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It doesn't look like a motor problem !!! It seems like an unbalanced tub issue. The machin has suspension dampers and suspension rods, and it's look like one of them was damaged or "run away" from its location during machin's movement. Goog luck !!

Posted on Jun 28, 2006

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There are several things that will leak under a GE washer. The the usual suspects are drain hose connections, or hoses that have cracks or holes. I would inspect the hoses first as this would be the easiest fix. The other thing that can causes problems is the wash tub seal on the bottom of the tub. If the spanner nut (under the agitator) comes loose, the seal will unseat and the tub will begin to drip (I've had this one happen to me). Another cause can be the wash tub itself (I've also experienced this one). Inspect the wash tub for cracks. The tub can develop stress cracks and begin to leak. Especially if this is a washer that was involved in a move. To access the inside of the machine, the front should come off by pushing under the front lip of the machine with a putty knife. There are metal clips that hold the front to the top. Look in the crack with a flashlight to locate them. Push in with a putty knife to release and the front should just come off. I hope this helps you.

Posted on Jul 06, 2007

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SOURCE: very loud washer during spin cycle

it will be your bearings not the belt or pulle you can check this out by having it empty open the door place the palm of your hand on the outside were the top of the door closers to place your fingers ti the inside of the top of inner drum and pull your fingers towards your palm if there is the slightist movement than the bearings need replacing

Posted on Aug 22, 2007

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SOURCE: Everything is working except the spin cycle

Sounds like the spin coil/brake solenoid is burnt out or broken. This is a coil situated on the motor plate under the machine with a lever attatched to it. When the machine goes into spin cycle, this solenoid pulls the brake away from the outer drum to allow the drum and agitator to spin together. The shaft that goes into this coil should move in and out freely. If tight, replace spin coil/brake solenoid.

Posted on Oct 31, 2007

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SOURCE: Washer won't agitate or spin out.

Well it is ethier Belt, Cluch ,motor ,Or transmission. But it does sound like your transmission . The loud clunk is the brake in the gear case ( Trans.). It might have broken off.

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