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GE WSERE526FWW Motor runs in agitate but motor does not run

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GE WSERE526FWW Motor runs in agitate but motor does not run for spin. I want to cut motor wiring harness to test motor and send 115v directly to motor. I understand if I connect blue and red together to one side of 115v patch cord and violet/white to other side of patch cord the motor should run in spin mode, but --- this machine does not have an orange wire!Should I instead connect yellow wire from capacitor and Violet/white to one side of patch cord and blue and red together to other side of patch cord??
Thanks for counting on us to help with your appliance problem. My name is XXXXX XXXXX I look forward to helping you! Before you start cutting wires...

Does the water pump out when it stops agitating?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Yes water pumps out after agitation cycle ends and lid switch is working correctly.

Okay, and does the motor hum or buzz at all, or just sit quietly after the water drains.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Main motor does not hum or buzz when it should be running for spin.

Do you have a meter to test voltage with?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Yes I have a Simpson 260 meter.(one of the best you can buy)

Many years ago I was an appliance service tech and worked for the GE factory. I remember we used to test the motor by cutting the wiring harness and feeding the motor directly with 115 volts, but I am unsure of the wiring colors.

Anyway you are the current specialist, I will follow your suggestions.

Okay, let's look and see what the computer will tell us. Position the cycle selector knob to the 9 o'clock position. Hold the start button while you turn that same knob 180*. Release the start button and all of the lights should come on. Once they do, turn the knob 8 positions clockwise and see if the machine will spin. Let me know what happens, please.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Kelly, I followed your exact instructions and the washer started to spin.


Okay, great! So, that verifies the motor is good, the wiring is good, too! So now, unplug it for about 5 minutes and then start a regular spin cycle and see what happens. I will await your reply.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

I followed your instructions, but when I set it for a regular spin cycle the main motor does not run only the pump motor.

Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Kelly ,
Is it the control board??

Okay, so we know the motor is good and the wiring is good. That means the machine control is faulty and will need to be replaced. The correct one for your model is pictured and available below. Great job on the diagnostics!

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Customer: replied 4 years ago.

In accordance with Kelly's diagnosis, I replaced the Wh12X10323 control, and sometimes the spin works, but several times when set on light load, after the rinse is finished the pump runs and pumps all of the water out but the spin does not start!


Check the hose to the pressure switch. Does air easily pass if you blow into the hose removed from the switch?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.


I removed the hose from pressure switch and blew down into it. I can blow into it, and air passes but not easily.


Customer: replied 4 years ago.

About 6 inches from bottom of pressure switch hose I observed some "gunk" which may have been restricting the hose. I disconnected the hose at both top and bottom and loosened the "gunk with a short piece of wire. Then using a turkey baster and hot was I flushed the hose out from the top down. I have now ran 2 complete cycles and the spin was normal. The original diagnosis of control board may not have been correct. Many years ago when I was a GE factory Service Specialist, we always checked for simple problems first. Perhaps the pressure control hose should have been checked before replacing the control board? Question: There is a square box on the side of the outer plastic tub where the hose connects. Is there a screen or any kind of restriction from inside the tub to this box which might need to be cleaned?????

The fact that it worked in the diagnostics showed we were dealing originally with a control issue. If the pressure hose had been plugged, it would not have spun but showed that the tub needed to be drained first. I have no doubt the control was faulty.

As for the dome assembly on the tub, there is no filter. It just needs to be cleaned periodically.