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My washer will not spin or agitate, but will fill & drain

I have a GE Super Plus 3.2 Cu. Ft. Capacity Washer (Model # WBSE3120BWW) It will fill & drain, but will not spin or agitate. It makes aloud grinding noise when it should be spinning/agitating. We ran 3 loads just fine. The last load seems like it ran fine part way through the cycle. We heard a loud grinding noise coming from the washer and when we went to check it out, we saw that it had drained, was draining, and was making a loud noise. It was not agitating or spinning. We think it was on the spin cycle as the clothes were wrung out. We turned it off, unplugged it, and restarted it on a rinse cycle. It filled up, but then made the noise again and did not spin. What is wrong? Is it the pump? Clutch? Belt? We are hoping this is an easy fix.

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With it empty need to look at the bottom of the unit and see if the pulley and belt setup is bad.. my sisters un it broke the pulley and hers is newer..seems they dont make them to last anymore..

Posted on Feb 08, 2014

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    Bobbie Bell Feb 08, 2014

    Thanks, I will have my hubby look into that. He thought it might be just a belt too. We're hoping it's that simple.

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    Bobbie Bell Feb 08, 2014

    Thanks for the info about the agitator too. We will also be looking into that. It sounds easy enough to fix if this is it.

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Two great sites that have great troubleshooting info, but also 'how to' videos to do the repairs.

repairclinic.com and partselect.com

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SOURCE: Washer agitates, but makes horrible grinding noise. Spins okay.

thanks for posting problem solve :0)

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