GE Washer Not Agitating Repair Guide

Is your GE washer not agitating? If not it certainly isn’t cleaning your clothes. Fortunately for you this washer repair guide will walk you through the steps it takes in repairing your GE washer. These are the same steps I take when repairing washers professionally. So read each section carefully and your washer will be fixed in no time. If your washer will not wash but will spin, your problem is the agitator coupling or the timer. Lets start with the agitator coupling because it’s the most common.

If your washer will not agitate or spin take a look at this page GE Washer Not Running

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If the washer fills up with water (if it doesn’t fill click here ), and you hear the motor running but the agitator doesn’t move, the agitator coupling is the most likely problem. First pump the water out by turning the timer to spin. Once the water is out, turn the washer off. Now pull up on the agitator until it comes off (it may be hard to pull off). Now that the agitator is off, you can see the agitator coupling, reach down and try to turn the coupling. If the coupling turns freely, it is striped out and needs to be replaced. The part number for this agitator coupling is WH43X10009. Order Here

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If the washer fills up with water then doesn’t do anything at all and you do not hear the motor running, the problem is most likely in the timer control. Timers are hard to check and vary with different models so this is more of a process of elimination. The only other thing it could be is the water level control, but most of the time if this were the problem, the water would not stop running, over-filling the tub. Timers can be purchased at


If the washer tub is spinning during agitation the brakes are bad. The brakes are made into the transmission so you have to replace the entire transmission. The part number for the transmission that fits all top-loading washers made after 1995 with the exception of the HydroWave models is WH38X10002 Order Here.

Use this page to learn more on how to replace a transmission on GE washers GE Washer Disassembly. is a free service but it cost to keep it up and running. Donate to let this website help you next time!

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