GE Washer - Motor not spinning

Old 05-29-04, 10:00 PM
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GE Washer - Motor not spinning

My GE washing machine doesn't spin or agitate.
It fills and drains just fine.
I can turn the belt by hand which turns the tub.
The motor isn't turning on at all.
All other connections look fine.

The original solution given to me was it had a bad motor. So I replaced the motor and capactor which didn't change my situation. I next bypassed the lid switch to check if the switch was bad. No change. My next thought is that something in the timer assm is bad, but I'm not sure. So it that a possible problem? Is there something else I'm missing that controls the motor?

Thanks for your help.
Old 05-30-04, 07:37 PM
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When you changed the motor, did you also change the rely that came with the new motor?

the rely is mounted on the back wall of washer( inside ) at the top rear
Old 05-31-04, 01:11 PM
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A rely? The included with the new motor was the wiring with a small box on it, the capacitor, and screws. And since this is a front access machine, it would be either in the controls or in the front.

Looking at an exploded view of the washer, I'm not sure what you're talking about.
Here is an exploded view of the machine:

What part do you mean?

Old 05-31-04, 04:30 PM
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Hi tddisc,
I thought you had the older style ge washer.

I did not see a model number listed or year of unit.
sorry. I hate to say it but I assumed it was the older style
and we all know about assume!!
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Curious about what solved your problem..

Having what seems to be the same problem as you with the motor not spinning and agitating. Checked the safety switch on the door, and I checked the motor and it appears to be good.

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