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BlackPelican

08:05AM | 01/26/09
Member Since: 01/25/09
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My GE Profile WPSR3100W1WW does not spin during its final spin cycle. If manually placed on spin cycle and engaged, The fan located in the bottom right hums, but the basin doesn't spin.

Any suggestions?

BlackPelican

08:15AM | 01/26/09
Member Since: 01/25/09
5 lifetime posts
The fan in the bottom right is for the pump. The Drive motor doesn't engage. What could the issue be?

DanO

08:21AM | 01/26/09
Member Since: 11/11/02
2274 lifetime posts
** during its final spin cycle does not spin. **

Does it spin at other times??

** The Drive motor doesn't engage. **

No sounds from the main motor during spin *at all*?? Any spin???

Does the timer count down to the end of the cycle even though the washer didn't spin?

Dan O.

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BlackPelican

08:54AM | 01/26/09
Member Since: 01/25/09
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Thanks for the quick response Dan.

The basin doesn't spin at all. The only sound comes from the pump fan in the bottom right.

The timer WILL countdown even though it doesn't spin.

DanO

11:53AM | 01/26/09
Member Since: 11/11/02
2274 lifetime posts
The main motor n/w at all during spin could be caused by a defect in the spin windings of the motor, the timer not sending power to the motor at that time or a problem in the wiring harness between the two.

Basically, if the motor is getting power it should be running. If it WAS getting power but NOT running, it would likely be defective and need to be replaced.

- GE WPSR3100W1WW Washer Motor Asm.

LINK > www.appliance411.com/data.php?ap=AP3160670

** The timer WILL countdown even though it doesn't spin. **

There may also be the possibility of the lid switch not engaging, preventing the motor from running as a safety precaution but it not stopping operation of the timer.

- GE WPSR3100W1WW Washer Lid Switch Asm.

LINK > www.appliance411.com/data.php?ap=AP2045986

Someone might need to check the machine's wiring diagram to see if the lid switch is connected before the motor or before the timer to determine if it is a possibility for just the motor not running on your machine.

BTW. On some newer machines the lid switch is designed to stop both agitation (wash) and spin functions of the motor. On such models if either WAS working, the lid switch couldn't be the cause of the other function n/w.

JMO

Dan O.

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BlackPelican

01:23PM | 01/26/09
Member Since: 01/25/09
5 lifetime posts
Would the fact that the pump is receiving power determine that the main motor is receiving power?

BlackPelican

04:04PM | 01/26/09
Member Since: 01/25/09
5 lifetime posts
I was going to call a repair man tomorrow morning, but my wife SUDDENLY told me that she has been rigging the lid switch when she has used the washer in the las month. It just needed to be adjusted. Thanks for your help.

DanO

05:05PM | 01/26/09
Member Since: 11/11/02
2274 lifetime posts
** Would the fact that the pump is receiving power determine that the main motor is receiving power? **

No, only testing of the wiring to the motor in question would.

** [the lid switch] just needed to be adjusted. **

Glad to hear you figured it out. Thanks for the follow up.

Dan O.

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