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Author Topic: GE Washer - WDSR2080D5WW  (Read 2001 times)

Offline 512dude

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GE Washer - WDSR2080D5WW
« on: June 30, 2016, 12:04:56 AM »

I have a GE top loading washer that is a fairly simple machine, analog/mechanical components on the user interface.

The "Cycles" dial has 2 main settings; 1.WHITES  2. CASUALS

The WHITES cycle runs fine, does the agitation, draining, spins and completes.

The CASUALS starts out fine but when it gets to the last stage, Drain & Spin, it gets stuck in this stage with the dial about 1 click away from completion (about the 6 o'clock position on the user interface panel). I know that because if I pull the dial out and advance it one click clockwise it will run for about 30 seconds more and then end the cycle and stop spinning. If I don't it will just spin endlessly.


This is what the user interface panel looks like:

Offline przemeku6

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Re: GE Washer - WDSR2080D5WW
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2016, 02:22:45 AM »
Broken timer.

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Re: GE Washer - WDSR2080D5WW
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2016, 08:00:23 AM »
The timer needs to be replaced.
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Re: GE Washer - WDSR2080D5WW
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2016, 05:06:52 PM »

The other technicians are probably correct about replacing the timer
Before you do that, try this just for the heck of it...
First, be sure the pointer knob or indicator knob is not binding up against
the console panel (from underneath) I have seen these knobs get pushed back very snugly against the panel and the friction this causes is just
enough to stall out the timer drive motor, when the added torque is needed to end the cycle and reset the "start knob" (pop it back out).

Two, remove the timer and place a drop or two of a plastic safe silicon  lubricant
at the spots I have indicated in the pictures...

If this works... Oh happy day,,,GREAT!!! if not just replace the timer!

peace, and good luck
« Last Edit: July 01, 2016, 05:11:50 PM by markcoby98 »
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