Question about GE Profile Prodigy WPSE4200A
I have a ge profile Model# ge wpsr4130w1ww it was given to me so no warranty at all. The washer fills and starts the cycle as normal but then the agitator stops turning wait a few minutes and it starts again this happens repeatedly all through the cycle as if the motor overloads and resets itself. Same with the spin cycle it starts to spin and then cuts out in a few seconds its not the lid switch or a balance issue and it pumps out fine any help would be appreciated
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I had the same problem. The machine will do the washing cycle. At the start of the spin cycle it would start turning with a lot of clicking sounds and then would stop spinning. The water pump would continue working without problem. The motor tries to start again in about three minutes, however, repeats the same behavior. I have a reasonable mechanical and electrical knowledge. I was sure that the overload protection switch of the motor was tripping. I opened up my machine---a GE super capacity top loading machine. Took off the belt and turned the transmission pulley. It turned easily in both directions (washing and spinning). Hence, the transmission was good. Next, I checked any water accumulation in the spin tub. If the water is not drained properly before the spin cycle, it would overload the motor. There was no water clogged in the spin tub. Finally, I dismantled the electric motor. There was a clutch assembly underneath the motor pulley. I dismantled it and found the clutch very dirty with some grease that had turned sticky. I cleaned the assembly thoroughly with alcohol and assembled back the machine. The machine is running perfect after that. Conclusion: The clutch assembly was mis-functioning. Reason: When the spin cycle starts, the spin tub is very heavy and cannot achieve the full speed quickly. On the other hand, electric motors must get to their running speed fairly quickly or else overheating of motor would happen. A proper functioning clutch allows the motor to run at their optimal speed while transferring enough torque to the spin tub to slowly speed up the tub to its fullest. In my case, the clutch was sticky, thus overloading the motor which would trip as it overheats.
Posted on Mar 02, 2009
Looks like your motor/gearbox combination is broken. not worth the repair. By the time the top drum is removed, it will cost for motor/gearbox:top drum(will break when trying to remove) and labour. Cost will almost be the same. For the same price i would opt for new because at least you get a proper gaurentee.
Posted on Sep 21, 2009
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