Question about Washing Machines
The washer won't spin or agitate. I need to take the front panel off to take a look to see what the problem is. Can you help????
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I would check your belt. From what you've told me, your electric pump is working and receiving power from your lid-switch, but your motor and transmission is not turning/agitating.
Meaning, your belt is most likely, NOT engaging or grabbing your pulleys to rotate the motor/tranny. Belts will ware and tare, just like your vehicle fan belts. Change it! You should be good!
If not your belt, your lid switch may be the culpret. However, from what you've described; very unlikely because your water pump is turning on and receiving power from the "lid-switch". The switch becomes defective after constant use and slamming/dropping of the door. The purpose of the lid-switch is to prevent accessing your clothes when in spin-cycle (dangerous)
Posted on Jan 26, 2009
SOURCE: GE washer won't agitate
I had this same problem with our GE top load washer. I just needed to pull harder. (Note: The agitator is held in place by about a dozen L-shaped clips in a ring around the agitator's base that will release more as you pull harder on the agitator.) Everything from the base below the large fins on up comes out together. Grab the shaft above the fins and pull slowly and hard. I had to take the entire tub out, lay it on the porch, put my feet inside of it, and pull the agitator assembly out. I wasn't able to pull it out while it was still in the washer. BE CAREFUL! DON'T **** IT OUT; that might injure your back; just pull out slowly and as hard as you can without hurting yourself. I was able to get it out successfully, but I am currently stuck at removing the bell below the agitator. Good luck!
Posted on Feb 28, 2009
I think you may have a stopped up pump does it drain the water out if not it will not spin. A putty knife inserted 2 inches in from each side will release the spring catches and gently pull on front as you release sprins then look to the bottom right hand side and there is the pump clamp the tub to pump hose or **** water out with a shop vac take off tub to pump hose and then two 3/8 in screws that hold down the pump turn over where you can look in the pump may have an obstruction as always disconnect power before service.
Posted on May 31, 2009
Use a putty knife to push in the clips on the top right and left front side of the panel. These clips are about 2 inches in from each side where the top meets the front panel. When you push in on the clips position your fingers on the side of the panel to pull out as you push the clips in. Open the control console and retrieve the tech sheet inside. It will describe how to open the panel.
Posted on Sep 19, 2009
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