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G.E. spacemaker washer will not spin

The washer will not spin when in spin cycle. I have removed the cover at the back, the belt is in place,& when I spin the drum I can feel the desired amount of resistance. The motor goes to start, you can see the motor engage, the belt tensionsfor 3 seconds,then releases. This will continue until you stop the spin cycle. Any feedback would be greatfull.

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  • ken0947 Dec 04, 2008

    I have had my washer now for about 5 years and this problem just started last night. I am going to take it apart this weekend and see if I can see anything out of the ordinary.

    I did notice that the entire tub seems loose when I move it (I can't recall this being so loose before???).



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It was the motor brake.

Posted on Sep 09, 2007



Possible faulty motor. Regards Advisor

Posted on Aug 22, 2007


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What may be happening is you may have clothing that got stuck between the spin drum and the tub, that is causing severe drag...the motor has high torque- therefore the motor pulley is spinning while the belts are slipping around the spin drum pulley...again, because something is jamming the tub from either agitating or gaining full spin speed during their respective cycles- hence the burning smell.

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  • Be very careful unsnapping the tabs of the tub cover (note the orientation of the tabs and cover for later replacement) don't want to break them off the cover.
  • Once the tub cover has been removed, take a wire coat hanger- elongate it by untwisting it and use it as a fish hook between the tub assembly and the spinning drum, to remove any article(s) of clothing (like socks or small rags and such) that may have jammed themselves between the two assemblies.
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  • Check the condition of the belts- replace them if damaged, frayed, broken, or show signs of dry rot
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