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Tom Goellner
Tom Goellner, Home Appliance Technician
Category: Appliance
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Experience:  32 yrs. experience servicing major appliances and HVAC equipment.
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G E top loader fills up agitates but starts to spin and cuts

Customer Question

G E top loader fills up agitates but starts to spin and cuts off
JA: Can you guesstimate how old your GE is? And just to clarify, what's the exact model?
Customer: I do not know model about 30years
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: It all depends
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: I don't think so
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Appliance
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
IT is not the timer and not the door switch either
Expert:  Tom Goellner replied 8 months ago.

If it is 30 years old . Take the back off , set the timer to spin and observe what is happening. It will have a motor and on top of that is a clutch, and a funny looking rubber coupling that attaches to lthe bottom of the pump. There is also a belt from the motor to the transmission. You could remove the belt to the transmission and see if the motor continues to run which means the transmission is too hard for the motor to turn it and the motor cuts out , or the belt is in such bad shape it is the problem. If the motor works OK while agitating the motor is not defective.

Expert:  Tom Goellner replied 8 months ago.

Back then the model was on the right side as facing the machine at bottom near the front leg

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
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