Another GE Washer won't spin question

Old 07-04-08, 11:40 AM
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Another GE Washer won't spin question

GE top load washer 10 to 15 years old
Model WJSR2080T6WW

Without noticeable warning washer stopped spinning. On one or two occasions got it to spin by removing heavy clothes and/or shaking the unit.

I removed the front cover and noted that in spin cycle the CLIP CLUTCH SPRING (Retaining Clip for Clutch part #PS271104) spins rapidly suggesting to me the motor works, however, the pulley did not spin. I also pressed in on the belt and noted that the pully/belt turned slightly (slowly a couple of inches) but certainly did not spin. With the unit turned off I can hand turn the clutch assembly, belt, pulley and CLIP CLUTCH SPRING and all seem to spin in sinc with each other.

I'm guessing this suggest the clutch is has gone out which I assume would require replacement. Would any one have any other explanations. That being the case a quick check indicates the clutch assembly (and required new clip) runs $140 plus. If that is correct I must decide if its worth it to put this amount and work into it or replace. How difficult is replacing the clutch. All comments appreciated in advance. Thanks again


Old 07-04-08, 12:48 PM
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Suggest a new washer old GE nothing but trouble now that it's started
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Lately, before I even pick up a wrench I get prices on parts that I will or may need.

The prices are sometimes so high, or the parts only come as larger and more expensive assemblies, that the decision is made. And if you misdiagnosed this money is down the tubes.

But repair may make sense if the replacement is way less reliable or has electronic controls.

I think a clutch replacement once took me two hours and that's with a repair manual. While working I needed a whole room to scatter all the parts and assemblies. The machine then worked but occasionally makes a noise which must be harmless 'cause the thing still works.

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