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I changed the belt on my GE washer. At first everything started, but clicked a lot then the agitator would stop. Then it started again. After it finally went through the spin cycle everything seemed okay until I put in another load of laundry. Everything started briefly, clicked again and then the agitator stopped. For a while the belt kept going then it stopped. The motor sounded like it was trying, but then it tripped the circuit. I tried it again and each time nothing would move and would trip the circuit again. Any help would be appreciated. ----- Robert

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  • rbradley3 May 21, 2011

    I'm sorry. I forgot to post that it is a GE top loading washer. The information that I found on the motor is:

    5KH61KW2516S
    9704 MB2
    1/2 HP 1725/1140 RPM
    115V 60 HZ 9.2/7.3 A

    INS CL F 40 C AMB C0783

    Does this help or am I missing some other information?

    Thanks!

  • rbradley3 May 21, 2011

    Thanks. I totally missed that. The model number is WJSR2080T6AA

  • rbradley3 May 21, 2011

    Not sure. I'll try to take off the belt and reply. Thanks

  • rbradley3 May 21, 2011

    Yes, the motor still operates and I'm able to rotate the part that holds the belt in both directions with no problem.

  • rbradley3 May 21, 2011

    The tube will move, but not freely. I have to really force it to move.

  • rbradley3 May 21, 2011

    Nothing stuck. It just will not move without a lot of effort.

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Hello Robert, welcome to FixYa.

I will start by saying your post indicates it is a GE washer, however if you could post the complete model number and the approximate age I can speak directly about possible causes/remedies instead of generalizing.


I'll need to clarify the model number before detailing much of course. I'll need to watch for your reply before moving forward.

Thank you for choosing FixYa.

Regards,

Macmarkus :)

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  • Mark MacDonald
    Mark MacDonald May 21, 2011

    Hello,

    thank you for the reply, unfortunately the info on the motor is not pertinent to the model of the actual machine.

    The model number should be along the left or right side near the bottom of the machine if it is an older GE top load washer.

    If it is not old (circa 10-15yrs) it may be at the back of the control panel or under the lid. I'll watch for your reply.

    Thanks,

    Macmarkus :)

  • Mark MacDonald
    Mark MacDonald May 21, 2011

    Hello,

    Thank you that is what I was looking for. I see it is the more modern style GE top load machine.

    Knowing this and factoring in your description, "I tried it again and each time nothing would move and would trip the circuit again"...does the motor operate if you disconnect the belt from the drive pulley ?

  • Mark MacDonald
    Mark MacDonald May 21, 2011

    O.K.

    This is typically associated with the tub not spinning freely, thus not allowing the motor to operate...too much load on the motor.

    Check to see if the tub will spin freely without resistance in either direction. If not it could simply be an item stuck between the inner and outer basket, i.e. a sock, undergarment, etc.

    I'll stand by for your response.

    Macmarkus :)

  • Mark MacDonald
    Mark MacDonald May 21, 2011

    Alright. I'm not sure if you know how to remove the agitator and basket, but I'd investigate possible items stuck between the inner and outer tub/basket causing the basket to jam up.

    The agitator should simply pull off with upwards force...careful not to hit yourself when it releases...I have before. Then the drive block will be held in place usually by a 7/16" nut, remove it and the block.

    Next will be the inner basket fastener...usually a large nut that requires a special spanner wrench...but can be done with a large adjustable wrench.

    Once this is off you can pull the inner basket and inspect for garments causing the thing to not want to move.

    Let me know how you make out.

    Regards,

    Macmarkus :)

  • Mark MacDonald
    Mark MacDonald May 21, 2011

    Hello again, sorry for the delay I was having supper. Next to check, careful of the sharp edges underneath, but if you turn the pulley below the transmission (this may require another set of eyes and sometimes a screwdriver through the holes in the drive pulley helps spin it easier) one direction it should agitate and the other should spin the tub. What happens doing that ? You may have a seized tranny...that may be the reason you needed the belt to begin with in hindsight ? Give it a try and let me know.
    Macmarkus :)

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