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GE prodigy washing machine makes loud popping noise when "goes into high gear" on spin cycle but still spins slow and belt is not slipping

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Hi,
A loud popping noise could be a fault in the electrical capacitor (aka condenser) near where the power comes into the machine.

Disconnect it from the power and see if there are any black steaks or burn marks on the outside of the capacitor. Not too expensive to fix if you can do it yourself.

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Posted on Jul 10, 2008

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