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I have a GE WSSH300 front-load washer. The machine stopped working mid cycle. It wouldn't spin out the water.I checked the pump for clogs and bench tested the pump to make sure it works. The original error core was E43 Replace control board. Before ordering the board I also checked the wax switch in the door lock assembly. I then ordered the control board. After replacing the board it still doesn't work and the error code is now E55, motor is overheating. I checked the resistance on the motor as the guide says it tests OK. The next step is to replace the speed control board. At $250 I need to know if that will actually fix it or is there something else I should look at first. Between the $100 spent on the control board and the $250 on the other board I'd be better off buying a new washing machine.

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SOURCE: water pumping out at a trickle. stops in mid cycle

The timer seems to have gone out on you. Try to manually set it on spin and if that works then the timer is out.

Posted on Jun 30, 2009

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Hi,

The spin problem could be a number of different things,one, the motor is bad, two your belt is bad, three the clutch is slipping, but as far as the suds goes how much detergent are you using and what kind? is the cold water coming in full force on rinse? if you have allot of suds this can make the machine not spin fast also.

The clutch is the most likely cause,these are not cheap, in fact it comes as the motor and clutch together on this.

If you are looking for a good reliable machine buy a top load direct drive whirlpool, no frills or bells and whistles and these run great for a long time and when they need repair these are inexpensive to fix. thats what i recomend.

Let me know,if needed further assistance.

Hope i helped you.

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