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GE Washer Won't Spin or Agitate

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The part(s) or condition(s) listed below for the symptom Washer won't spin or agitate are ordered from most likely to least likely to occur. Check or test each item, starting with the items at the top of the page.

Most Frequent Causes for Washer won't spin or agitate

Cause 1Drive Belt

Inspect the drive belt to determine if it is broken or if it is loose on the pulleys. If the drive belt is broken or loose, replace it.

Parts
Drive Belt for your GEWashing Machine
Drive Belt - Part # 1264395 Mfg Part # WH01X10302

Washer drive belt. The new belt will seem too small during installation. However, it will stretch and we offer a belt tool to help.

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Cause 2Lid Switch Assembly

The lid switch assembly prevents the washer from spinning when the lid is open. If the lid switch assembly fails, the washer will not spin. To determine if the lid switch assembly is defective, use a multimeter to test the lid switch for continuity. If the lid switch does not have continuity, replace it.

Parts
Lid Switch Assembly for your GEWashing Machine
Lid Switch Assembly - Part # 1256927 Mfg Part # WH12X10334

Lid switch and wire harness assembly. The lid switch assembly prevents the washer from spinning if the lid is open. If the washer won't spin, but will agitate, the lid switch might be defective.

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Cause 3Drive Motor

The drive motor might be defective. However, the drive motor is rarely at fault for this symptom. Before replacing the drive motor, first check all of the more commonly defective washer components. If none of those components are defective, consider replacing the drive motor. To determine if the drive motor is defective, first ensure that the motor is getting power. If the drive motor hums but doesn’t run, is noisy, or does not turn freely, replace it.

Parts
Drive Motor for your GEWashing Machine
Drive Motor - Part # 3029966 Mfg Part # WH20X10093

Motor and inverter assembly

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