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Title: Service Manual & Tech Sheet
Post by: knuckbo on May 31, 2012, 03:51:40 PM
Looking for service manual and tech sheet. Not in manual store. Anyone have these docs or at least, the part numbers for these docs? Thank in advance.
Title: Re: Service Manual & Tech Sheet
Post by: AJ on May 31, 2012, 03:53:28 PM
Service manual & tech sheet for what?
Got a model number?
Title: Re: Service Manual & Tech Sheet
Post by: knuckbo on May 31, 2012, 03:58:06 PM
Ooops. I thought I included the model number. It's GE Spacesaver washer WSXH208. thanks!
Title: Re: Service Manual & Tech Sheet
Post by: AJ on May 31, 2012, 04:06:45 PM
What's wrong with it?
Title: Re: Service Manual & Tech Sheet
Post by: knuckbo on May 31, 2012, 04:14:53 PM
Washer operates normally with one exception. It will not do a high-speed spin. My thoughts are that it might be either the door lock or pressure tube sensor, but I don't know how to test either with a meter. Both the control board and motor are new because I was in a hurry and called a repairman and that's what he said needed to be replaced. Originally, I wasn't going to replace them and just ditch the unit, but decided to do so myself in the end. Expensive and didn't fix problem. Wonder what would have happened if I had hired repairman and he replaced them. lol

Anyway, it might be helpful to know that I am a very capable repair person, but I am not a formally trained in appliance repairs. I have pretty good understanding of electrical, plumbing, and mechanics. I do have an ohms meter and know how to operate, but I don't have a spec sheet (missing from inside unit) or a repair manual.

Thanks in advance for your help.
Title: Re: Service Manual & Tech Sheet
Post by: RegUS_PatOff on May 31, 2012, 10:12:06 PM
GE WSXH208 built by Frigidaire ...
When it's in the Spin cycle, is the Door locked ?
Is it really locked ?
If so, then un-plug the Washer Power Cord from the Wall Outlet.
Can you then open the Door eright away (bad)
OR only after a few minutes (good)
Title: Re: Service Manual & Tech Sheet
Post by: knuckbo on June 01, 2012, 12:11:06 PM
As you suggested, as soon as you unplug the washer, the door will open. There is no delay between unplugging and the door lock releasing. Does this mean the door lock mechanism is bad?
Title: Re: Service Manual & Tech Sheet
Post by: Bailey on June 01, 2012, 09:13:29 PM
There is a device called a wax motor in the latch assembly. It has a heater in it that heats a small amount of wax. As the wax expands
it pushes a prong out one end. This trips a switch. When power to the wax motor is cut off, it takes a minute for the wax to cool off
and retract the prong. If you can open the door right away then the wax motor must not be working.
Title: Re: Service Manual & Tech Sheet
Post by: AJ on June 01, 2012, 11:07:35 PM
There is a device called a wax motor in the latch assembly. It has a heater in it that heats a small amount of wax. As the wax expands
it pushes a prong out one end. This trips a switch. When power to the wax motor is cut off, it takes a minute for the wax to cool off
and retract the prong. If you can open the door right away then the wax motor must not be working.


Model WSXH208A0WWuses door latch lock assembly WH10X10003
Title: Re: Service Manual & Tech Sheet
Post by: tgoods on June 01, 2012, 11:14:26 PM
Do your wallet a favor and order the 131763202 instead.  It's the same part.

131763202
Title: Re: Service Manual & Tech Sheet
Post by: AJ on June 01, 2012, 11:16:48 PM
Wow, that's just crazy!


Nice find tgoods.  O0
Title: Re: Service Manual & Tech Sheet
Post by: knuckbo on June 02, 2012, 01:36:37 PM
Thanks so much for the explanation regarding the wax in the door latch. That makes complete sense. I like to know how things work and I was puzzled by how it could be locking, but technically not working. Now I understand.

Also want to thank the other user for the part #131763202 (http://www.repairclinic.com/PartDetail/Door-or-Lid-Latch-Assembly/131763202/1531974) tip. That's a great tip as well.

--Kevin