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GE Washer top-load WLDSR416FOWC

Late model washer will not spin on wash cycle but will spin on rinse cycle.
Timer appears to be ok.

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  • bonehayes1 Jul 23, 2008

    Do I need a new water level pressure sensor?

  • bonehayes1 Jul 23, 2008

    Washer will not spin on wash cycle but will spin on rinse cycle. Timer appears to be ok.
    "Erratic behavior in wash programs" is a problem, but not a solution.

  • bonehayes1 Jul 24, 2008

    Very good reference material and helpful solutions. Thanks.

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If your washer won't spin, check these:

It doesn't pump or spin
It pumps, but doesn't spin
It spins only with the lid closed
It doesn't pump or spin If it doesn't pump water out or spin, check to see if the motor is running, then proceed as follows:

  • If the motor is running, your washer probably has a frozen pump pulley or a broken pump belt. To check the pulley, remove the pump from the washer and try to rotate the pulley manually. If it doesn't turn freely--if it's frozen or stiff--replace it. If the pump belt is broken or looks quite worn, replace it--but be sure to check the pump pulley before you change the belt.

  • If the motor isn't running, the lid switch may be defective. If so, the washing machine can't spin and may not function at all. The switch is inside the washing machine main housing near the door frame. Often you have to raise or open the top or front of the washing machine to get to the switch. If it's defective, you need to replace it.

It pumps, but doesn't spin If your washer pumps out the water but doesn't spin, check these:

  • The lid switch may be defective. If it is, the washing machine doesn't spin. The switch is inside the washing machine main housing near the door frame. Often you have to raise or open the top or front of the washing machine to get to the switch. If it's defective, you need to replace it.

  • The motor coupler may be broken. Many Whirlpool®-manufactured washers use a small, relatively inexpensive motor coupling. It's plastic and rubber and is mounted to the shaft of the motor on one side, and to the transmission on the other. Over time, the coupler wears out and fails. You may need to replace it.

  • A belt may be broken. Many washing machines have one or two belts. If a belt is broken or badly worn, you need to replace it with a genuine belt from the manufacturer. (Some washing machine belts are designed with special characteristics not found in automotive belts.)

  • The clutch may be worn. If your washer is a GE, it may use a clutch to come up to the proper spin speed. As the clutch wears out, it may prevent the unit from spinning well or at all. If the clutch is worn, you need to replace it. For this job, you probably want to hire a qualified appliance repair technician.

  • The drive motor may be defective. Many washer brands use a reversing motor. For agitation the motor runs in one direction, for spinning and draining, the other. It's possible for a motor to burn out in one direction and continue to operate in the other. If this happens, you need to replace the entire motor.

  • The transmission may not be shifting properly. Older washers produced by Whirlpool® have a transmission with an electro-mechanical shifter. If the shifter becomes even partially defective, the unit may drain the water but not spin. This is a complex system, if your washer has a shifter problem, you may want to hire a qualified appliance repair technician to repair it.

  • The spin bearing or basket drive may be worn or seized. These components allow the inner tub to spin freely inside the outer tub. When this is the problem, you usually hear a loud sound during the spin cycle. Call a qualified appliance repair technician.

It spins only with the lid closed For safety, washing machines are made so that they spin only with the lid closed. The lid switch prevents the spinning action when the lid is up.

Posted on Jul 23, 2008

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WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOUR WASHING MACHINE?

GE Washer top-load WLDSR416FOWC - small_11_21.jpg For a detailed Washing Machine illustration, click below.

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Warning! To avoid personal injury or even death, always disconnect your appliance from its power source--that is, unplug it or break the connection at the circuit breaker or fuse box--before you do any troubleshooting or repair work on your appliance. Also, because some components may have sharp edges, use caution while working on your appliance.

Some problems that can occur with your top-loading washing machine are:

There's an error code on the digital display

It doesn't work at all
It won't drain
It doesn't spin
It doesn't agitate
It's noisy
It leaks
It's off balance
There's no hot water
There's no cold water
It's slow to fill
There's no water at all
The clothes are wet after spinning
The cycle doesn't advance
There's no delicate or regular spin or agitate
It's overfilling
It's underfilling
The water temperature is incorrect

Posted on Jul 23, 2008

  • LORETO LACARON
    LORETO LACARON Jul 24, 2008

    Actually, I think I do remember having one do this before, and I
    believe on these GE models the spin cycle goes through the water level
    switch, so if your water level switch is sticking, then it won't spin,
    thinking its still full of water.



    Here's the water level pressure switch for your model:

    Manufacturer part#WH12X10065 is RepairClinic item#2205



  • LORETO LACARON
    LORETO LACARON Jul 24, 2008

    The "High Water Level" in the machine can be triggered not only by the
    Styrofoam operated switch in the safety tray under the machine's tub,
    but also by the Overfill Pressure Switch pictured here

    The erratic behavior this switch can cause. It
    seemed almost at random, the "High Water Level" condition would occur
    in whatever cycle I used.



    It
    is easily located at the end of a small rubber hose visible when the
    kick panel and service covers are removed. Look just above where the
    electrical power terminal block is. The switch is held in place by the
    clip protruding from the top (as shown in the picture above). The sides
    of the clip need to be pressed towards the center to release the
    switch. I simply rotated the switch until the clip was turned to the
    longer side of the rectangular hole it clips in to. It then just fell
    out.

    This pressure switch triggers the drain pump when too much water enters
    the machine, but it can malfunction and will keep the drain pump
    running "forever" until you turn off the breaker. Unfortunately, until
    the problem is rectified, the dishwasher "remembers" what it was doing
    when you disconnected the power and when you re apply power, the drain
    pump will again start draining your already empty dishwasher.


    I pulled the connectors attached to the spade terminals on the
    switch back a bit and then forward as far as they would go ensuring all
    the wires had continuity from the terminal to the opposite end of the
    wire it was attached to. When I re applied the power, the empty dry
    dishwasher attempted to start up where it left off in the cycle it was
    on, but the "High Water Level" conditioned cleared. Pressing and
    holding the single button opposite the light left on canceled the cycle
    and the machine went into standby as it should.

    I hope this
    helps someone else. .

    Part number on the part was 8058475. I also
    found out the small hose attached is part number 8058500. The small
    hose is not as readily available as the pressure switch, so extra care
    should be used when handling it.


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Erratic behaviour in wash programmes can often be due to clogging of the path between the tub and the pressure sensor which senses the water level in the tub. Clogging can result in water level being incorrectly detected (may read as too high or too low) for the stage of programme that is executing, which can result in a halt of the programme

Posted on Jul 23, 2008

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Actually, I think I do remember having one do this before, and I believe on these GE models the spin cycle goes through the water level switch, so if your water level switch is sticking, then it won't spin, thinking its still full of water.

Here's the water level pressure switch for your model:
Manufacturer part#WH12X10065 is RepairClinic item#2205
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