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Beantown

05:15PM | 03/22/04
Member Since: 03/21/04
8 lifetime posts
Bvelectrical
The other day I put in a load of washa nd forgot to close th lid. Ever since then it is acting funny-it won't spin properly and all the clothes are soaking wet when I take them out. I try to take them through just the spin cycle to no avail.

Another section of ths board suggested keeping the lid open and sticking a pencil in the spot where the lid would press down to "tell" the washing machine it was closed. Tried that-the basket gets all wonky and bounces from side to side with minimal spinning.

Am I doomed?

I have a GE machine.

Beantown

05:05AM | 03/23/04
Member Since: 03/21/04
8 lifetime posts
Sorry about all the typos! I was trying to type too fast!

DanO

10:30AM | 03/23/04
Member Since: 11/11/02
2271 lifetime posts
** forgot to close the lid. Ever since then it is acting funny-it won't spin properly **

Leaving the lid open should not harm or effect the washer's operation except to stop the spin cycle from functioning *totally* (and on some models stop the wash cycle as well).

What information will be needed for us to suggest anything is the appliance's *brand name* and its *model number* so we can find out what design of washer we're discussing (they're not all the same). You can find tips for locating the model and serial number tag on your appliances in the 'Repair Parts' section of my site linked below.

** won't spin properly **

By that I assume you mean "the basket gets all wonky and bounces from side to side with minimal spinning" like from your later statement?

Did you try rearranging the clothes so they're more balanced?

** I try to take them through just the spin cycle to no avail. **

What does that mean? Still 'acting funny' or not spinning at all?

If you can supply more information we'll see if we can suggest possible causes.

Dan O.

http://www.Appliance411.com/?ref411=washer

The Appliance Information Site

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Beantown

10:52AM | 03/23/04
Member Since: 03/21/04
8 lifetime posts
I'll check the model # when I get home from work. I know it's a GE and it's no more than 5 years old and it has 3 dials.

It's pretty close to the WJSR4160DCC, but older.

I know for sure it is not a balance issue. Water is not spinning out of the basket so they are soaking wet and I know what a proper spin should look like. This is definitely not it! It just bounces from side to side a turns a little.

**** I try to take them through just the spin cycle to no avail. **

What does that mean? Still 'acting funny' or not spinning at all?**

I mean acting funny by not really spinning around very fast.

Thank you so much for trying to help. I'll check the model # tonight.

Beantown

04:42AM | 03/24/04
Member Since: 03/21/04
8 lifetime posts
WJSRT6WW

Does that sound right?

It's got 8 cycles, 2 speeds.

DanO

08:32AM | 03/24/04
Member Since: 11/11/02
2271 lifetime posts
** WJSRT6WW Does that sound right? **

No. Did you get it from the *model and serial number tag* right on the washer? That is likely the only place the actual model number will be found.

** Water is not spinning out of the basket so they are soaking wet ... It just bounces from side to side a turns a little.

If the tub goes off balance (eg. "bouncing side to side"), it will not be able to spin properly.

** I know for sure it is not a balance issue. **

If unevenly distributed clothes is not the cause, there may be problem in the washer's internal suspension causing it to be unbalanced.

Dan O.


Beantown

09:02AM | 03/24/04
Member Since: 03/21/04
8 lifetime posts
**No. Did you get it from the *model and serial number tag* right on the washer? That is likely the only place the actual model number will be found.**

I did...I went behind the washer and it had the model # and the serial # together (prefaced by the words "model #, serial #)

If I pull the basket gently to one side, I can see a large rubber "band" (for lack of a better word) on each side holding the basket up. Is that the suspension? How can I safely take apart the washer to look in it?

DanO

04:26PM | 03/24/04
Member Since: 11/11/02
2271 lifetime posts
** I went behind the washer and it had the model # and the serial # together **

I'm afraid I have no listing for such a model number. Usually GE models have 3-4 numbers in the middle, the one you posted only has one.

You can see a list of the closest models I found at the following link:

LINK > http://www.appliance411.com/data.php?pcmodel=WJSRT6WW

It isn't a Canadian or European model by any chance?

** Is that the suspension? **

Likely part of it.

** How can I safely take apart the washer to look in it? **

Without knowing the design of the washer I'm afraid I can't say. On many newer models the front panel comes off.

Dan O.


Beantown

05:27PM | 03/24/04
Member Since: 03/21/04
8 lifetime posts
WJSR2080T6WW

DanO

11:28AM | 03/25/04
Member Since: 11/11/02
2271 lifetime posts
** It just bounces from side to side a turns a little. **

That is a newer GE washer design and a problem with its suspension could cause the tub movement you described resulting in it not spinning properly. I have no idea if that is the cause in your case, it would have to actually be looked into to see.

I'm afraid I don't know what else to suggest, sorry. You can find some information about problems with the design of washer at the following link which might help you to diagnose it.

LINK > http://www.american-appliance.com/service_pages/ge_washer/gewashdiagchart_newer_style.htm

Dan O.

http://www.Appliance411.com/?ref411=+GE+washer

The Appliance Information Site

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