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I have a GE washer, model # S5100D0WW, that has recently had some repairs done to it. The transmission, seals, bearings, inner tub base, etc. have all bee replaced, in other words the unit has been pretty much rebuilt or so we thought. Once all of the parts were changed out the washer worked fine and no leaks. Now, a few weeks later, it will not go into the spin cycle. Washes great but when we try to put it into the spin cycle, the motor seems to lock up (front panel off and visual inspection of the process). Might the new transmission be the problem or its there some other problem we do not know about? Your help in this matter is greatly appreciate.

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Good day,
Could well be the transmission. You should have the tech who performed the repair return. If it's only been a few weeks then both parts and labor would still be under warranty. I wouldn't force it, if it locks up, since that could damage the motor which wouldn't be covered.
All the mechanical parts have been replaced, so it's likely one of them failed.

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The machine doesn't spin properly and doesn't drain the water


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Motor Coupling If the washer won't spin the motor coupling might have failed. The motor coupling connects the motor to the washer transmission. It is designed to fail if the washer is overloaded in order to protect both the motor and transmission. Another common problem is the lid switch.

Drive Belt If the washer won't spin, check the drive belt. If the belt is broken or if it isn't tight on the pulleys the washer won't spin properly.

Door Lock Motor and Switch Assembly If the washer spin the door lock assembly should be checked. The door lock can fail either mechanically or electrically. Test any switches on the door lock with an Ohm meter. The switches should have continuity according to their design.
Motor Control Board If the washer won't spin the motor control board might be defective. The motor control board provides power to the motor as well as direction and force. If the motor control board is defective the washer may not work at all or function properly.

Drive Block If the washer won't spin the drive block might be worn out or may have come loose. Underneath the agitator the drive block connects the inner tub (the one that spins around) to the transmission. If the drive block wears out the transmission shaft will still spin but the tub may not - or it may spin slowly. This also usually causes a lot of noise. The drive block is relatively easy to replace.

Clutch Assembly If the washer won't spin, the clutch assembly might be worn out. The clutch assembly makes the connection between the transmission and the inner tub. It is designed to allow the tub to get up to the proper spin speed gradually. As the clutch wears out it may prevent the tub from spinning. The clutch is not repairable, if it is loud or not working properly it will need to be replaced.

Clutch Band kit If the washer won't spin, the clutch band kit might be worn out. The clutch makes the connection between the transmission and the inner tub. It is designed to allow the tub to get up to the proper spin speed gradually. As the clutch wears out it may prevent the tub from spinning. If the washer won't spin, this clutch band kit may need to be replaced.

Drive Motor If the washer won't spin the drive motor might be defective. This is not common. Check all of the other related parts to this symptom before replacing the motor. If the motor is visibly burned out or physically damaged It will have to be replaced.

Tub Bearing If the washer won't spin the tub bearing might have seized. This is a common problem and relatively easy to replace.

Tub Seal and Bearing Kit If the washer won't spin the tub seal and bearing might have seized. This is a common problem and relatively easy to replace.

Bearing If the washer won't spin the bearing might have seized. This is not common. The bearing doesn't require any normal maintenance. They generally go bad when the tub seal fails and allows water to leak past into the bearing.
Basket Drive If the washer won't spin the basket drive clutch might be worn out. The basket drive sits on top of the transmission and engages with the inner tub. If the basket drive wears out the tub won't spin.

Basket Drive Hub Kit If the washer won't spin the basket drive hub might be worn out. The hub is a set of plastic gears underneath the agitator. The basket drive hub kit is easy to replace with standard hand tools.
Transmission If the washer won't spin the transmission might be worn out or defective. There are numerous more likely causes when a washer won't spin, which should be checked first.
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in addation to the seal a tub bearing would be required since the seal has leaked it very likely has rusted the bearing. To replace those both the inner and outer tub have to come apart,the breakdown would be
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Hi and welcome to FixYa, I am Kelly.

Nice to see there are some A series washer still in service. Ok here goes on the what can cause this problem list.

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(^ ^ ^ ^ -- Must purchase transmission grease.
(there is the possibility that the Transmission drive gear would need replaced PN 2-10315)
D. Damper Pad Kit.
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G: Water injector kit.. No part number but still available.

I know this is probably a lot more information that you wanted but.. the bottom line is you own one of the "Cadillacs of Maytag." As long as the macine base and cabinet are in fair shape you can keep it in service with parts that are always available.

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Picture1 - Picture2 - Picture3
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Picture1 ( boot pushed inside ) Help page1 - Help page2

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