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I have a GE WHRE5260E1WW top load washing machine that will not spin, I hear a humming noise. I can move the controls from light wash, hit start, stop it, then another cycle, stop it etc. and eventually I can get it to start spinning. Do I have a control panel issue or do you think i have a motor coupling issue?

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  • dagmarc781 Jul 16, 2010

    Since it is spinning sometimes but not always do you recommend that I purchase a control board first because my intentions were to go home after work today and start to tear apart the washer but if you think it is most likely the control board I will overnight one in. and if it is can you help me with a a link or part number to the correct part please. Thank you for all of your help

  • dagmarc781 Jul 17, 2010

    I will try all of the above. Have tested the pump and have found that it is bad so i am starting out with replacing that. Thank you for all of your help.

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Hi.

Re:"Do I have a control panel issue or do you think i have a motor coupling issue?"

Neither one.

Before going for timer board or "motor coupler" (this washer use a variable speed motor and transmission system) the machine must be tested for more common failures that can cause the machine not spinning.

As first thing look for water at the bottom of the tub. If water is not being drained completely the machine will not advance to spin.
If there is a drain problem, look for blockage , checking drain hose at teh back, and checking for blockage at pump hose attachment, test pressure switch and ensure pump is working.

If there is no water, and drain is OK the pressure switch can still be responsible. If the PS is sensing an incorrect amount of water, then the washer will not advance to spin even if drain is OK. Try blowing into the pressure switch hose. Pressure switch is difficult to test, as this is done by reading Ohms on switch with tub full and empty, after disconnecting power during cycle. Jumping the switct won't be a good test, as the machine won't cycle. Before replacing the PS check the lid switch.

Top loader like this GE check the lid switch before advancing to spin. Common failure causing no spin is a defective lid switch. The lid switch can be easily tested by jumping its contacts.

If all the above does not work, then you may start thinking about the timer board. From description it does not look like a faulty control assembly.

Here parts:

Lid Switch PS269869

I have a GE WHRE5260E1WW - _.gifPressure sw. PS269820

Here all parts and diagrams for your model.

Regards.

Posted on Jul 16, 2010

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HI,

If the machine is spinning, draining and agitating, then it is more suggestive of a ' control board ' problem.Sometimes the humming noise is due to faulty pressure switch.

Let me know,if needed further assistance.

Hope i helped you.

Thanks for using ' Fixya ' and have a nice day!!

Posted on Jul 15, 2010

  • dagmarc781 Jul 15, 2010

    Since it is spinning sometimes but not always do you recommend that I purchase a control board first because my intentions were to go home after work today and start to tear apart the washer but if you think it is most likely the control board I will overnight one in. and if it is can you help me with a a link or part number to the correct part please. Thank you for all of your help

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