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We have Model WJSR4160G1WW GE Washing Machine. It was purchased in Feb 08. It will not agitate or spin. Today we replaced the motor because a repair man read the self diagnosis on the motor and it said to do that. Now the motor is flashing 4 lights which tells us to check mode shifter coil. How can we do this and why is this new model of washer causing so much trouble and expense. I was really pleased with the washer up until this week. Thanks, MARILYN

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You can't check the part it takes special equipment and a repair manual for the machine.

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I have the same problem as posted on mar 30, 08. seems like the clutch will not engage, the motor turns but the drum won't spin (wash. move). would you give us follow -up instructions for clutch & gear case on how to replace it.

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SOURCE: GE washer won't agitate or spin

un plug the machine , wait 30 sec. plug back in , open and close the lid completly 5 times with in 30 sec. if the problem is just needing to be reset this will do it if not you need to replace the motor

Posted on Jan 21, 2009

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SOURCE: washer will not agitate or spin

HI,

you can view this site to have some ideas about your agitator problem.

http://sites.google.com/site/sublimeappliancerepair/washer-will-not-spin/agitator-woes

any further question let me know.

thanks,

Posted on Mar 29, 2009

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SOURCE: Mode Shifter Coil- How to check

it should read between o and 70ohms. if the light flashes 4 times it is out

Posted on May 19, 2009

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SOURCE: Washer fills but will not spin or agitate? 1 year

Check waste hose not pushed to far down tube.This would cause same problem

Posted on Jun 11, 2009

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2
Check that the agitator is seated correctly by opening the lid of the washing machine. If it's loose, pop off the top of the agitator--if there is one--and tighten the bolt that holds the agitator in place. Or, in some models, simply pull straight up and then reseat the agitator.
3
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Replace the drive motor, if tightening or replacing the drive belt doesn't fix the agitator. Purchase a new drive motor at a wholesale retailer. Disconnect wiring, remove screws holding motor in place and insert new motor. Screw into place, and connect wiring.
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Check for any black substance leaking under the washing machine. This might indicate a clutch problem, if the washing machine spinner is not working. Contact a professional repairman to replace the clutch.


Read more: How to Fix Washing Machine Spinner ' eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_2092465_fix-washing-machine-spinner.html#ixzz2JXhQRhyW

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