GE Profile washer won't agitate or spin
(Glendale AZ USA)
We have a GE Profile model WPRE6150H1WT, 2+ years old, that doesn't agitate or spin. Found and replaced blown fusible link in wiring harness. No flashing LED on original Inverter/Motor. Replaced Inv/motor with new and have normal standby flashing LED (1 sec on & 1 sec off). Lid switches (one to control board & one to the motor) check out OK with ohm meter. Timer/controller works in field service mode turns on the valves and pump, but doesn't run the motor. Mode shifter has continuity around 80 ohms. After buying a new motor, I hate to buy a new controller if I don't know that it has failed. What could be wrong? What should I check next? Thanks. Answer
Put the washer into high-speed spin mode (in the service mode or not). There should be a red plug on the far right of the motor. With the washer in spin there should be 12 VDC between pins 5 (pin farthest right it should be purple) to pin 3 (third from left blue) and 12 VDC from pins 5 to pin 4 (forth from left black). If the voltages are good and the motor will not run the motor is bad. If you are not getting the correct voltage replace the control.
Before you check this make sure the lid switch isn’t the problem. I don’t know how you checked it before but this page shows how to test the lid switch. GE HydroWave Washer Repair
Since the light is flashing you know the new fuse isn’t blown so there is no need to check that. However depending on when the new motor was made it may have had instructions telling you to remove the fuse and just straight wire it. If this is the case do so but leave it in place if the instructions do not specify. In case you threw away the instructions…if the new motor has a red blinking light remove the fuse.