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I have ge model whdsr109j5ww wont go into spin cycle

I was hoping to get answer on here cant afford repair man It washes and rinses but wont spin cycle the clothes on the bottom of washer are soaked

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Joseph Perez
I am sorry that you are having some difficulties with your washer and I will be happy to help. I did some research and I was able to find a link that will provide you with some good information. I hope this helps with your washer troubles while you wait for your expert response.
by Joseph Perez Earned 1,607 community points in Washers
September 1st, 2012
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Jerry C
Hello Amanda,

I'm sorry to hear that you are having difficulties with your washer and I would like to assist you. I am wondering if the machine will spin at all or if it fails during the spin. This could very potentially be a failure of the motor assembly, specifically the shifter, or the lid switch not properly seating or working. The front of the washer will need to be removed and the green LED on the motor needs to be observed for the motor's blink count and it is easier to service the lid switch.

Prior to disassembling the machine, be sure to remove the power cord from the outlet!

The test for the switch is to check the ohms on a multimeter, of the two wires that come out of it. If correctly working, the switch contacts should show 3 or less ohms when the lid is down and OL or infinity with the lid up. If the switch is not working correctly, replace it. I have attached the wiring diagram which has the blink count for the motor and the explanation of the different blinks, at the end of this reply. The test for it will need to be done with the machine plugged back in.

There is a good chance that the motor assembly may show a four blink code. If this is the case, let me know and I'll be happy to assist you with it, or any other codes or conditions that you find. I have attached a diagram that shows how the front panel is mounted and has tips for removing it. There is also a fuse that should be checked and I have circled it in the diagram.

If you are not comfortable with performing these checks or working around live line voltage, please visit

Sears Home Services

to arrange a Sears technician to perform your diagnosis and repair, or you may call 800-469-4663

Please let me know what you find. And if you would like further instructions.

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by Jerry C Earned 345 community points in Washers
September 4th, 2012
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Manage My Life
It does spin when washing but not when it gets to spin cycle
by Manage My Life
September 4th, 2012
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Jerry C
Hello Amanda,



OK, that is good to know. I think that the blinking led on top of the motor has a story to tell. If you want to, remove the front cover and then turn the machine on and run it through the different cycles. I am suspecting that a four blink or something like that will occur during rinse. Refer to the chart on the right hand side of the first document that I sent to you.



Please let me know if I can be of further assistance.



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by Jerry C Earned 345 community points in Washers
September 5th, 2012
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Manage My Life
Cant find the light on the motor where about is it
by Manage My Life
September 7th, 2012
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Jerry C
Hello Amanda,



I apologize, I mistook your model for a different and more common one. There is no light, however, everything that I have had you do so far is still required, now we need to test for voltage. The way your washer works is to change the direction of the motor for either agitation or spin. It does this by sending the electricity through different coils within the motor. If you have a multimeter, and would like to perform the checks, this is pretty easy to diagnose. I have included the wiring diagram for your

correct

model at the end of this reply.



The first thing to do is check the motor for open connections.

verify that the power cord is unplugged from the wall outlet before you proceed!

You will set your meter to ohms, unplug the wire connector from the motor and test between the connectors on the motor that correspond with the dark blue wire, M6 connector and the Orange wire, M1 at the motor for ohms. Take note of the reading and do the same check between the yellow wire M2 and the same orange M1. The readings should both show ohms that are close in value. If not, the motor is bad. In either case, we still need to now test to see if 110VAC is making it to the motor.





Be very careful during this phase, you will be working around live line voltage!

Before you plug the machine back into the wall, plug the connector back into the motor. You will now plug the machine back in and test the same points, this time for AC Voltage, so set you meter to Volts, AC. Set the timer to spin and make sure that the lid is closed. Test both M6 and M2 for voltage. I think that you will find no voltage on either one. If that is the case, replace the timer.



Again, I'm sorry I missed your model. I have attached a link to parts for your washer at Sears Parts Direct. Please let me know what you find, or if you would like any further assistance or have any questions at all.



Jerry C
by Jerry C Earned 345 community points in Washers
September 7th, 2012
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Manage My Life
theres no voltage to yellow to orange wires no voltage
by Manage My Life
September 8th, 2012
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Jerry C
Hello Amanda,



OK, good job verifying that the voltage is missing. Now the only thing left is to make sure that the yellow wire is not damaged.

Be sure to unplug the washer before proceeding!

Use your multimeter set to ohms, and if it will reach, test the ohms on the yellow wire between the motor connector and the timer. Again, the test leads may not reach, so you'll have to do your best and if not possible, a good visual inspection will be ok. The part that has failed is most likely the timer, I just want you to verify the wire is in good condition prior to spending the money on a new timer. I have attached a link that is for the console parts on your machine, item number 100 is the timer.



This should get you going again. Please let me know if you need any further assistance or have any other questions.



Jerry C
by Jerry C Earned 345 community points in Washers
September 10th, 2012
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Manage My Life
yellow wire is not damaged So Im going to buy a timer thank you for your help greatly appricated..Ill let you know when we install it
by Manage My Life
September 11th, 2012
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Jerry C
OK, just let me know if you need any further assistance with the timer install. I look forward to hearing how this turns out.



Jerry C
by Jerry C Earned 345 community points in Washers
September 12th, 2012
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