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Offline clamonte3

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Washing Machine Spin Cycle
« on: August 13, 2008, 10:05:15 AM »


I hope you can help me. I have a GE Washing Machine (WBXR1090A1WW) at the house I am renting. It seems to agitate properly through the cycles I have tried but the spin cycle only works sporadically, at best. I removed the front cover to inspect and I can see this little clip piece rotate (P/N 412 from the graphic linked below) but the part above it where the belt sits does not spin. If I let the timer run through the spin cycle  (while not actually spinning) I am left with a burning smell. Hopefully this will be a cheap repair as my landlord will not take responsibility for the washer as it was simply "left as a convenience" for me.

Thanks in advance.


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Re: Washing Machine Spin Cycle
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2008, 01:53:32 PM »
The part you mention is the drive clutch. If it will not turn, it is either bad or the drive pulley under the transmission is binding. To find out which, simply slip off the belt from the pulleys and try turning the center transmission pulley by hand in both directions. There should be no binding in either one. If it is difficult to turn, the transmission  or the tub bearing may have to be replaced, or something may have washed over the top of the tub and is binding it to the outer tub. If it does turn smoothly, the clutch is a replaceable part also, just less expensive.
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