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GE Profile washer not spinning

Common reasons your GE Profile washer is not spinning

The most common reasons your GE Profile washer is not spinning are a malfunctioning electronic control board, broken motor or a jammed door lock assembly.

  • 66%

    66% of the time it's the
    Electronic Control Board

  • 15%

    15% of the time it's the

  • 13%

    13% of the time it's the
    Door Lock Assembly

  • 6%

    6% of the time it's the
    Something else

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    Most common repairs needed to fix a GE Profile washer

    Electronic Control Board Replacement

    A malfunctioning electronic control board can lead to various failures in a washer. This is because the board serves as the brain of the washer, controlling crucial components such as the water valve, drive motor, drain pump, and cycles. If the electronic control board fails, the washer may not power up or display the cycle status. Additionally, it might fail to fill, agitate, spin, or drain. In some cases, a shorted board may emit a burning smell.

    Motor Replacement

    A broken washer motor will prevent the spin basket from rotating or agitating, and can also cause a variety of other issues that affect the washer’s ability to function properly. Signs that the motor is wearing out include unusual noises during operation, such as grinding or squealing sounds. The washer may also exhibit erratic spinning or agitation, with clothes not being properly rinsed or still soaking wet after the spin cycle. Additionally, a worn-out motor may lead to the washer not completing its cycles, stopping abruptly, or not starting at all. Burnt smells or overheating around the motor area can be indicative of internal problems. In some cases, visible damage to the motor itself may be apparent.

    Door Lock Assembly Replacement

    When a washer door lock assembly is jammed, you may encounter difficulty in opening or closing the washer door. The door may not latch properly, leading to issues in starting or completing a wash cycle. The washer might display an error code indicating a door lock problem. During operation, the door lock may make unusual clicking sounds or fail to engage, preventing the washer from starting. Additionally, if there is a malfunction, the door lock indicator light may not illuminate as expected. Users might notice water remaining in the drum even after the wash cycle has finished, indicating a potential problem with the door lock assembly preventing proper drainage.

    What to expect when you experience a GE Profile washer not spinning issue

    How is the not spinning problem fixed?

    Correcting most not spinning problems usually involves replacing the electronic control board, motor or door lock assembly. However, there are many potential causes, so a thorough diagnosis is key to fixing the problem. An accurate diagnosis is essential to understanding how much the repair will be.

    Sears Home Services recommendations for a washer that is not spinning

    When the washer is not spinning it can be for many reasons. To avoid replacing unneeded parts we recommend having a Sears Home Services professional perform diagnostic tests to identify the root cause of the problem. Our technicians are experienced at diagnosing all types of washer failures.

    What to look out for with a washer not spinning diagnosis

    Diagnosing modern appliances without proper knowledge and training can be difficult. Without using proper diagnostic techniques, fixing your washer problem will only be achieved through changing parts on a hunch. Appliances, especially in the last 10 years, have become extremely advanced, and many models have electronic parts that are difficult to test. DIY repairs on the latest appliance models are becoming increasingly difficult.

    GE Profile Washer Won’t Spin Troubleshooting

    GE Profile washer won’t spin troubleshooting starts with making sure that the lid is properly closed on a top-load washer. Many GE Profile top-load washing machines won’t advance into the spin cycle if the lid is open to prevent injuries when using the washer. Press down on the washer lid to make sure it closes properly and the lid switch detects that the lid is shut and the washer may begin spinning.

    If a top-load GE Profile washer won’t spin with the lid properly shut, a bad lid switch, wiring failure, failed control board, bad timer or problem with the drive motor could be causing the issue. Schedule washer repair service and we’ll send a Sears Home Services technician to your home to diagnose and fix the problem when your GE Profile washer won’t spin.

    When a front-load GE Profile washer won’t spin, a problem with the door shutting properly could cause the problem on some models. Press in on the washer door to make sure that it is fully closed. The door on a front-load GE Profile washer also has to be locked for the spin cycle to work. A failed door lock/switch assembly could be the problem when a front-load GE Profile washer won’t spin. Have a service technician examine the washer and fix the door lock/switch assembly if it’s broken.

    Additional problems that would prevent a front-load GE Profile washer from spinning include a failed timer, defective control board, bad motor control switch, failed drive motor or a wiring failure. Other failures that cause error codes or fault codes can also prevent a GE Profile front-load washer from spinning. Set up washer repair service to have our Sears Home Services technician visit your home and fix the problem when your GE Profile washer won’t spin.

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    Additional possible GE Profile washer symptoms you may experience

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