GE WBSR1060TAWW won't agitate, spins and drains fine, agitator coupling good, rotates 90 degrees
(Deep River, Ontario, CA)
GE top load WBSR1060TAWW won't agitiate. When in agitate mode, I can press clockwise, and the agitator will seem to work, as long as I am pressing against it. The same if I am pressing CCW. When not pressing against the agitator, it does not move. With machine off, I can rotate the agitator 90 degrees freely, back and forth. I suspect the problem is the transmission. Is it possible to open the transmission and fix it - a shear pin maybe??Answer
Thanks for any help on this!
HiReplacement parts in General Electric WBSR1060TAWW Washer
You have a transmission problem. I will not say that you cannot take the transmission apart and repair it but you can’t order parts for it so the best thing is to replace it.
The part cost less than $150 so if you do-it-yourself it is not too bad however if a repairman did it he would charge another $150 or so. You do have to have a spanner wrench, which is about $15 dollars or so. I heard you can do without it but I don’t recommend it. This page shows how it is done GE Washer Disassembly