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Final spin cycle problem

If I'm washing a small load everything is fine,but if it's a normal size load or a large load the machine works fine but will not go through the final spin cycle and the clothes are left soaking wet.We thought maybe it was the belt so we replaced it, but it's still the same.Could the new belt just need to be a little tighter or is it something else? Any and all suggestions are welcomed and appreciated.

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  • daveyboy43 Jan 21, 2008

    I filled it and set it for heavy load and turned it to drain spin and lifted the hose and it seemed no different how the water comes out. Also it does start on a slower speed for a minute or 2 then it kicks into a faster speed,actually some time it seems to fast.The belt that was replaced was purchased at a hardware store and they took the old belt and used some measuring device and sold me this replacement belt. I'm not sure but it seems like the belt should be a little tighter but the motor is adjusted as much as it can be and can't be made any tighter but it seems like I can push in on the belt to much.I also notice on the sleeve the belt came in it says general replacement belt,not to be used with clutching devices. If the belt was the problem,could it cause this to happen?

  • daveyboy43 Jan 21, 2008

    So do you mean if I had the right belt that I shouldn't be able to adjust the motor all the way that the tension in the belt should kick in before it reaches the very end? Can you also tell me what the clutch looks like and is there anything I can look for to determine if it is the clutch?

  • daveyboy43 Feb 10, 2008

    I replaced the belt with an original G.E belt and installed a new motor/clutch assembly but the problem is still there.Any suggestions?

  • daveyboy43 Feb 11, 2008

    Tech 17 could I possibly get the locations of the things you want me to check as I'm not sure what I should be checking.

  • robert samples May 11, 2010

    do this for me fill the washer on heavy load then turn it to drain spin pull up the drain hose and see how strong the water comes out

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I agree with the good doctor check the clutch on the pully they are not that hard to change also get the right belt from an appliance repair parts store by your model number with a new belt you shold have some adjustment left on the motor if its the right belt

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  • robert samples Jan 21, 2008

    yes to the first question to the second its on the drive motor its the piece the belt goes around its gold

  • robert samples Feb 11, 2008

    im feeling like we still got a drain problem here ever had a rubber backed rug tear up in the washer pillow or something like that what i would do is take off the front panel squeeze the tub to drain pump hose then check in the pump with a flashlight to see if any of the impeller blades are broken take the hose off the back of the pump and push a water hose with the end cut off through the drain hose from the pump end to make sure its clear if it does fine on a small load then doesn't do well on a full load sounds like its not getting all the water out on a full fill but its getting enough out on a small fill sounds like a slow drain

  • robert samples Feb 11, 2008

    course you can pull the front panel like your putting a belt on then follow the rubber hose from the tub to the drain standpipe of your house drain and check all between when you find a glitch stop you got it

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Sounds like maybe the clutch is worn?? Ge has several versions of this washer out some use a clutch and some dont Does yours have a clutch attached to motor or is it a solid pulley? Also GE uses the slow speed to start the spin and then kicks into high one or 2 mins into final spin. Is this noticable or does it sound like it starts slow and then never shifts???

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