Our GE washer is about 20 years old, and the faithful ol' thing
has developed its first serious problem. It fills with water
fine, but when I pull the knob to begin the agitation cycle it
does not agitate. Instead it makes a noise that's a bit grindy.
Coincidentally, I noticed that the water pump leaks. That
couldn't relate to the above problem, could it?
Must be the night for washers to die. Mine did the exact same thing tonight.
I have a Kitchen aid washer and I took her apart tonight to find the "Drive
motor to transmission coupling broken". That may be your trouble to looks
like the part is about $15.00. So I will have to make a trip to the parts
store tomorrow. I would order it off the website below, but the wife is not
going to have the washer all apart in the kitchen for days. Here is the link
for the part if you find yours is broke the same way.
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There is a spline on the agitate shaft and one inside the plastic agitator.
One or both are most likely stripped out. This problem along with a leaking
pump and the age of the machine call for a new washer.
Whirlpool offers a Super Capacity washer for under $300. I think this is one
of the best buys out there.
If it leaked water onto the clutch assembly for a while and the clutch
assembly isn't driving the belt and transmission....yes it could.
Could be the clutch is worn out, belt is tired, gears inside the tranny
are bad, spline inside the top of the agitator is ground out.
Some "older" GE washer helps, tips, etc.
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I'm having a problem with a G.E. Profile washer that doesn't agitate.
It doesn't seem to have a mechanical time, but an electronic control
circuit card instead. I have been able to apply power to the motor and
make it agitate, but the control board never puts power on these lines
itself. I do not have a schematic of the control board or I could probably
fix it. Has anyone else seen a washer like this before? It is about three
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