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Washing machine spin cycle works sometimes / clutch is good/ belt is good

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  • Bruce Stevens Mar 17, 2011

    I thought I listed the GE Model as F3200Y2WW top load machine

  • Bruce Stevens Mar 17, 2011

    GE Model #F3200Y2WW spin cycle does not work

  • Bruce Stevens Mar 17, 2011

    corrected model # S3200Y2WW Jumping the lid switch did not work. Please advise.

  • Bruce Stevens Mar 17, 2011

    The pump works fine, the tub does not spin to get the water out of the clothes. I suppose the final alternative is the control switch?

  • Bruce Stevens Mar 17, 2011

    There is no noise at the spin cycle. Are you suggesting the timer switch? Is there any way to check it; as it cost $138.20.

  • Bruce Stevens Mar 21, 2011

    I tested the timer and determined it was bad. Now the tub will try to spin but won't. I jumped the lid door and gave it a little help to spin. I haven't checked anything else at this time. I'm assuming the stuck tub, transmission, etc. broke the timer spin cycle. What's next?

  • Bruce Stevens Mar 21, 2011

    i replaced the timer and the tub will not spin. It wants to spin but will not start to spin on its own. What's next?

  • Bruce Stevens Mar 21, 2011

    I truly believe it is the transmission, Is there any other part that I should check? I'll probably be checking it out this evening after work. Time permitting.

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Hi

It seems that the issue is with the lid switch going bad and should be replaced however, please post back with the model no for further assistance.

Daniel

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    Daniel Scott Mar 17, 2011

    Though the model no you gave me is not correct but you can try to take out the lid switch and then try to jump start the washer, if it spins then replace the switch.

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    Daniel Scott Mar 17, 2011

    Thanks for the model no...check this diagram...if you have already checked the clutch and also the lid switch then you should have also checked the drain pump assembly for any clogs...if not then check it first and clean it completely...after this if the issue returns and the pump is working fine then replace the control as everything else seems to be working fine.

  • Daniel Scott
    Daniel Scott Mar 17, 2011

    if the pump wont spin and is not making any noises then yes replace the control

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    Daniel Scott Mar 17, 2011

    Yes you can test it, once you have taken it apart then inspect the contacts of the timer. If they appear to be
    burnt or damaged the timer is faulty. If not then set the scale on a volt-ohm
    meter to the RX1 setting to test the timer contacts for continuity. There is a
    cycle sequence chart stamped on the side of the timer or attached to the back
    of the control console. Refer to the chart for what contact points to test for
    any cycle. Touch the two probes of the volt-ohm meter to the contact points to
    be tested. Turn the dial of the timer to the appropriate cycle that is being
    tested. There should be no continuity reading on the volt-ohm meter during the
    test. If there is a reading on the volt-ohm meter, the timer is faulty.
    Hope
    this helps...please post back for further assistance.


    Daniel

    Yes you can test it, once you have taken it apart then inspect the contacts of the timer. If they appear to be burnt or damaged the timer is faulty. If not then set the scale on a volt-ohm meter to the RX1 setting to test the timer contacts for continuity. There is a cycle sequence chart stamped on the side of the timer or attached to the back of the control console. Refer to the chart for what contact points to test for any cycle. Touch the two probes of the volt-ohm meter to the contact points to be tested. Turn the dial of the timer to the appropriate cycle that is being tested. There should be no continuity reading on the volt-ohm meter during the test. If there is a reading on the volt-ohm meter, the timer is faulty. Hope this helps...please post back for further assistance.

    Daniel

  • Daniel Scott
    Daniel Scott Mar 21, 2011

    If you hear noise then replace the timer

  • Daniel Scott
    Daniel Scott Mar 21, 2011

    Transmission should be replaced.

  • Daniel Scott
    Daniel Scott Mar 21, 2011

    No I dont think its anything else....

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