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Conlan 08-23-2013 08:55 PM

GE Washer doesn't agitate
Howdy...I have a 10 year-old GE washer model # S3500B1WW that fills, spins and drains but won't agitate.

I've removed the front panel and checked the drive belt - ok

Checked voltage to the motor during agitate - ok

Removed the agitator and checked the coupler - ok

Just after the initial fill, it acts like it wants to agitate, you hear the motor humming and the tub starts, then stops. Previously, it would slow with large loads, then medium loads then became progressively worse till this.

I suspect the transmission is locked up but am seeking advice from those who know better.


hardwareman 08-23-2013 09:59 PM

yeah, sounds like tranny is bad

Conlan 08-24-2013 07:36 AM


Originally Posted by hardwareman (Post 1233346)
yeah, sounds like tranny is bad

Not good, may as well but a new washer :(

Fix'n it 08-24-2013 09:00 AM

check the agitator dogs.

Conlan 08-24-2013 09:43 AM


Originally Posted by Fix'n it (Post 1233468)
check the agitator dogs.

You mean the one under the agitator? (cuz i checked that)

Or the one between the tranny and tub? (haven't checked that one yet)

Fix'n it 08-24-2013 10:09 AM

idk where yours are at on that model. but mine were right close to the top of the agitator.
google em.

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