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Old 08-23-2013, 07:55 PM   #1
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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.

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yeah, sounds like tranny is bad

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yeah, sounds like tranny is bad
Not good, may as well but a new washer
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check the agitator dogs.
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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)
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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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