GE/WHDRR418G1WW..Washer won't agitate or spin..need to know how to troubleshoot motor

by Richard Duncan
(Fontana,Cal.USA)

I have a ge clothes washer, purchased about 2 years ago It will not agitate or spin. I need to know how to troubleshoot the motor. Model #WHDRR418G1WW. Would also like to know other possibilities. THANKS





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There is a flashing light on the motor that indicates fault codes or lack of. Some of these fault codes will prevent the motor from running. This page tells what the codes mean and what to do if there is a code GE HydroWave Washer Repair

If there is a code the first thing to do is clear the code and if the code comes back replace the part indicated by the code. How to clear the code is at the bottom of that page.

If the light isn’t flashing (make sure you look hard because if there is a code the light will pause not blink for six seconds) the fuse is the most likely problem. If the light isn’t blinking and the fuse isn’t blown the motor is bad.

You could also have a mechanical such as a belt check for that as well.

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Shawn/administrator

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GE/WHDRR418G1WW
by: Anonymous

Shaw, thanks.. I left out that the light codes a 6 which says in my paperwork that it is a locked rotor.. Is this the motor or what..THANKS AGAIN.

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by: Shawn/admin

Yes, the rotor is the motor. Check, to see if the motor will turn and if not remove the belt and see if the motor will turn without the belt. If the motor is locked with the belt off the motor is bad, if the motor is locked but free with the belt off you have a locked sifter tube and if the motor is free simply clear the code. Once the code is clear use the machine and if the code comes back replace the motor. If the motor is free, you clear the code but the washer still will not work replace the motor.

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