Hi, my washer doesn't spin. I can hear the motor humming but doesn't move an inch. I opened the front panel and the LED light near the motor flashes 9 times then a pause. I keeps repeating the same thing. Is it something wrong with the motor?
I had the same problem and solved it without all the expensive recommended parts. I unplugged the cord from the outlet and listened for a "click" (motor reset) and then plugged it back in. I then raised and lowered the lid several times to break the magnet contact. turned it on and then it worked fine.
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This may require a technician visit, but you can check this: Open front panel by using a putty knife to push in and release a clip at the seam where the front panel meets the washer's top. (usually about 2 inches in from each side.) Look at ( BUT DON'T TOUCH !!!!!) the motor. Just under the top plate on the motor is an electronic board which has an LED mounted on it. Anytime the washer is plugged in, the LED should be slowly flashing, about once a second. When the motor is running, it should flash twice as fast. If you get anything else, like four flashes, a pause, and four more flashes, call for service and let them know the flash code you are seeing.
The most probable trouble is the belt is streched and needs replacing. To replace belt remove front panel by placing a putty knife about two inches inward from the ends of front panel push the putty knife in and release clips for front panel.remove panel and belt will on bottom under the motor. On a lot of GE washers the oil in transmission leaks and soaks belt in oil so soon new belt will be oil soaked and needing replacment again if ya see a lot of oil in base belt will fix temporarly till its oil soaked,the fix then is to replace washer since trans. replacement is more than new washer
The humming sound is most likely the pump running. Try this: Open the front panel by using a putty knife to push in the clips (2) at the seam where the front panel meets the washers top. With the washer in the spin cycle (you hear just the humming) pull the little hose off the left side of the outer tub, near the bottom. The washer will most likely begin to spin immedeately. If it does, this would indicate that the hose and the nipple it connects to need to be cleaned out. Gunk builds up there some times and then the air cannot escape back out, so the washer thinks it is still full of water, and thus will not spin. After cleaning those out, replace the hose with the tub empty of water. If the washer did not spin after pulling the hose, check the lid switch.
Check your belt. It may have become loose.
On the top right and left of the front panel insert a putty knife about 3 inches in where the top meets the front panel.
This will release the front panel so that you can see the motor and belt operation.
Better still, a 5 month old machine call for factory authorized service.
You said,washer is full of water and will not spin. You hear the lid switch
clicking. When you start it on spin cycle and hear a hum, the tub moves a
couple of inches and then stops...shortly after it shuts off.
Some reasons this may happen Washer won’t drain or spinn 1. Is the drain hose clogged, or the end of the drain hose more than 72 inches (183 cm) above the floor? 2. Is the lid open? ............Also the lid switch can be faulty!! The lid must be closed during operation. 3. Is there excessive sudsing? Always measure detergent. Follow manufacturer’s directions. 4 If you have very soft water, you might need to use less detergent.
Sounds to me like the lid switch can be faulty!!Then it acts like the lid is open. Huuum
It sound like a belt problem. Try to move tub manually first, in case it move smoothly -open the front panel, the belt should be between the motor and the drive pulley (lower front). In case it torn or not in its place, you should replace it.
In case it doesn't move smoothly - maybe that a sock or other piece of clothing get between the clothes tub and the outer tub and prevent tub's spining. If this is the situation, it should be removed.
Good luck !!