unit would not agitate or spin

ApplianceGeneral Electric Washer


Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repairMore than 2 hours

Age of Appliance1 - 4 years

Tools Wrench set
Screw drivers
Socket set

Michael From Ballwin, MO

Apr 04, 2009

3 out of 7 people found this instruction helpful

I checked the motor,it was bad I was pulling to 20 amps too much. The washer was still not working and the motor was bad so I checked the lid switch for continuity. The switch was a magnet type so with the lid down you should have continuity. In other words, a closed circuit. When the lid is opened, you should have a open circuit, Which would show no continuity. An open circuit means a break in the circuit. To change hinge bushings, raise lid, remove the screws on the outside of the lid, remove hinge, remove lid, insert new hinge bushings, place hinge through lid into bushings, and then put the screws back into the lid. If you followed these steps you should be done.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Hinge Bushing

Part Number: PS268416

In Stock

Hinge Bushing

Part Number: PS271111

In Stock

Hinge Bumper

Part Number: PS271112

In Stock

Knob and Clip (Now subbed to Control Knob - White)

Part Number: PS9493075

In Stock