When the unit is down to the final cycle Rinse/spin, it spins very slowly and the motor seems to be sounding unusual. Not all of the water haas drained out at this point. The machine will shut down and give an error report; something to thw effect that the unit is not draining peoperly and to check for crimps or blockages. Could this be a drive belt problem? If not, what then. Thank you.
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Re: GE Harmony Washer, Model: WpGT9360pl
John, there is debris of some sort inside your drain pump restricting or impeding the flow of water. Since it still has water in the tub, the computer won't allow the unit to activate high speed spin. The blockage will have to removed before the unit can be operated again. You'll have to pull the back cover off the machine to access the pump. When you remove the hoses, there will be a flood of water... If at all possible, move the washer outside to do this. If you can't move it, figure out a way to clamp off (pinch) the intake hose tightly. I've used 2 small open end wrenches and a pair of vice-grips before. Take the 2 wrenches and pinch the hose, then secure them tightly in place with the vice-grips. This'll get it going again. BTW, your washer has no belts... all electronic drive.
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This has happened to us also. Our machine is 27 months old. I just had a non-GE repairman out and he showed me the mutilated belt. I was wrapped around the pulley. He said that the pulley had to be out of wack in order for this to happen because the belt looked in great condition (besides being in 3 pieces). Then the metal wheel (don't know the official name) is now warped and had gouged 3 grooves into the cheap plastic outer tub. So badly that it went thru to where the water is. So NOW, I have a big piece of scrap metal in my basement. I need a new outer tub, pulley, belt and at least 2 hours of labor. So a bill of 4-500$. I think GE can take this hunk of metal! But of course, GE has to send out their service man to inspect it. So I have to pay another service fee. They need to scrap this model and possibly others. What a waste of a whole lot of money. NEVER again.
is this machine induction motor or carbon brush if it is the inductin you need to be looking at the capacitor and if it is carbon brush then change them you will find them mounted each side of the motor and the capacitor will be @ the top under the lid near the pressure switch