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My GE Wizard Washer will agitate or spin for a very short time.

My GE Wizard Washer WPSE7003A0WW will agitate or spin for a very short time, then stop. I peeped under the lid and noticed that the agitator doesn't turn clockwise and counter-clockwise, but clockwise-stop-clockwise for about 5-10 seconds, then stop. It also does this during the spin cycle - spin for about 5 seconds, then stop. The cup for the fabric softener still has some liquid in it. What's the problem?

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Replace the transmission. this job is better done after a few dozen bottle of your favorite whiskey. Check the timer controls to ensure timer is advancing properly. tranny's are notorious on ge's for this sort of problem as well as inner basket drive blocks coming loose. ge makes alot of great appliances, this just happens to be one of them that isn't. i trust their jet engines too, although hard to work on them from 30,000ft.

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