GE washer not spinning or agitating. GE washer not spinning or agitating. If your washer fills with water but doesn’t spin or agitate, the problem is likely to be a faulty lid switch, a broken belt, or a problem with the motor.
Check if your washing machine is rotating when in the spin cycle. If it spins in this cycle, then the motor and belt are intact and working properly.
GE washer not spinning or agitating
You are filling up your GE washer, but it isn’t spinning or agitating. Your dent is in your lid switch, which will need to be replaced.
However, if it does not rotate when in spin mode, you’ll know there’s either an issue with your belt or that it’s broken.
Once you get inside your washer, you should be able to see if the belt has become loose from one end of it or completely snapped off from its motor pulley.
The following steps will help you diagnose these issues.
Broken Drive Belt
Inspect the drive belt to determine if it is broken or if it is loose on the pulleys. If the belt is broken, replace it.
If the belt is loose, tighten its position by tightening up a nut at either end of the axle connecting both pulley wheels so that each wheel can be rotated independently from the other.
Defective drive motor
The drive motor might be defective. The second most common cause of a drive not spinning can also be a bad drive belt.
If the drive motor hums but it’s not getting power, is noisy, or does not turn freely, it may need replacing. Before you go any further, just check that the belt is ok.
If all the other components are functioning fine, then consider replacing the motor. If none of them are bad, then replace the motor as a last resort.
Lid switch assembly failure
Checking and replacing the lid switch is a relatively simple task for someone who is experienced with washing machines. The first step is to remove the two screws that attach the control console to the outer tub and remove it.
This should give you access to the lid switch assembly, which is attached directly to the back of the console. To test for functionality, use a multimeter set on-resistance (ohms) and touch its probes to each probe tip located on either side of each terminal on the lid switch assembly.
If there is no change in reading, then update your log stating “the lid switch assembly has continuity” or something along those lines and replace the lid switch assembly.
Motor Control Board fault
A washing machine motor control board controls the operation of a washer. When a problem exists with the motor control board, it can stop working, cause the washer to stop working, or it may prevent the washer from filling with water.
The motor control board powers the pump and attempts to move laundry, starts and stops any built-in electronics such as timers, and activates sensors that are programmed into the system.
First, check to ensure that power is coming through on circuit number 9 on the motor control board. If there is no power, check for burned-out components by removing screws on fuses one at a time until you find which fuse is causing the problem.
There are a lot of things that can cause this issue, but the most common problem is been with the transmission. A washer’s transmission has parts, called gears inside it, that can break or wear out.
But before you throw away your faulty transmission, here are a couple of things to try. First, inspect everything else in this guide and see if you can find anything else that might be malfunctioning. If not, then check whether or not the motor is spinning when it’s trying to move the drive belt.
If it is, then your problem is probably in one of two places either a part inside the transmission is stuck in place, which makes for a failure to spin and agitate, or there’s something wrong with the pump itself. In either case, replacing your faulty transmission will do the trick.
Problems with door latches
The door latch button locks the washer door shut during operation. Once the washer door is closed, the washer can begin operating.
If the washer door is not properly locked by engaging the button, the remaining buttons will prevent the washer from operating. If any of these buttons are non-functional, replace them all with new counterparts.
Broken Motor Coupling
The motor coupling connects the Motor and Transmission. When it “burns out,” that means the transmission may need to be replaced.
The reason for this is that under extremely heavy loads, we consider any washer that weighs more than 95 pounds which makes the machine “overloaded.
The best way to get around this problem is to get a very good ruler and measure your load before starting the washer.
Faulty Rotor Assembly
The rotor initiates a magnetic force that interacts with the stator, rotating the tub. Should you find that any of the magnets on our proprietary 11.25-inch rotor motor windings are damaged.
As a result of overuse or damage incurred during shipping, making the machine defective and nonfunctional, simply replace it.
GE washer not spinning or agitating