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GE WBSR3140GWW top load washer

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?

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  • eaglerock198 Sep 02, 2008

    Fixed the washer this weekend. The LED flashes 9 times indicated the motor is bad. I purchased a new motor from eBay and installed it. It was very easy to install. The washer is working like a charm.



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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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  • skrndc Sep 05, 2010

    Kirby14 was right! I let the machine fill with water, then unplugged the machine for a minute. I plugged it back in I raised and lowered the lid several times. I had to repeat the whole process several times, On the third time I heard several clicks. The 4th time the agitator started as soon as I lowered the lid the 6th time. Thanks so much for the tip!


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Bearing above transmission clutch need replacing..

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  • hhart Sep 01, 2008

    Replace the bearing above this clutch ***'y...



Hey i have the same problem can you tell me whats wrong?

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