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FIXED GE GTWN4250M1WS Will Not Enter High Speed Spin, No Errors

hibby50

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Location
USA
Model Number
GTWN4250M1WS
Brand
GE
Age
6-10 years
Hi All,

I'm trying to fix my washer and I am stumped and on the verge of buying a new one. So any help would be appreciated.

First some background:

Fiancee complains her clothes are wet, I look and see the washer is not moving at all. After removing the front panel I found the belt was snapped. I ordered and installed the new belt. Excellent, now it works.

She comes and tells me the clothes are still wet, that's when I find it will not enter the spin cycle. I was troubleshooting it and broke the (good) pressure switch. Now the pressure switch has been replaced.

I cleared all of the error codes, reset the motor, and low and behold it worked! We did another load, and again, won't enter the spin cycle.

There are no errors flashing on the motor, there are no errors on the control panel in service mode. In service mode it spins every time when it is empty, but when there are wet clothes in it, half the time it will not spin. But again no error codes.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

Jake

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Did you order the OEM belt? Aftermarket belts will cause this problem of not spinning in high speed spin.

Here is the OEM belt for your model:
WH01X10302 Drive Belt


Also does all the water drain out of the tub within 90 seconds? Pull the drain hose up while its draining and see how fast the water comes out the drain hose into your drain pipe, should be a very strong flow out.

Jake
 

hibby50

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Thank you for your response Jake! I did not use an OEM belt!

I think the situation is better now, I let it spin in diagnostic mode for about 15 minutes to "break-in" the belt. At least that's what I told myself since I read somewhere the motor detects out of balance conditions based on the load on the motor, and I suspected the belt could be too tight and causing additional load since this model doesn't have an error code for out of balance that I could see. Afterwards I was able to do 5 loads in a row with no issues!

I am worried the issue will come back though, and if it does, I will be sure to try the OEM belt before I get a new machine. As usual in my attempt to save $10 I end up spending $50 🤦

To answer your question about the draining, it seems ok. I forgot to mention I also checked the pump for obstructions and the tub seems to be empty of water at the point it tries to spin.
 

Jake

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Ok sounds good. Yes, the OEM belt is a tad bit more expensive but saves frustration.:)

Thanks for the update!

Jake
 
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