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Washer won't spin fast - just churns slowly back and forth

GE frontload, WSSH300GWW

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Possible worn belt or bad motor

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SOURCE: Spin Cycle doesn't work on our GE Energy Star frontloader, please help

You may have to remove the lower panel and clean the drain pump filter. Easy job, once the panel is removed the filter will be right in front. Get a bucket and unscrew the filter cover (3 very small screws at the bottom of the front panel) and you should find a ton of lint and stuff in there. This model has a pressure switch that detects if there is water in the tub. If so it will do this pause and slow spin. Once the pump filter is clean you should be good again. It worked for me.

Posted on Apr 13, 2008


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SOURCE: GE front load washer (clothes)

THANK YOU. for those of you with a screw driver, here are the photos on how to.

It takes a philips screw driver and 20 minutes. The white screws may not align perfectly but don't worry, just get them to go back in the hole(no harm done).

I'm going to admit it was my wife that found this fix, so now I give the step by step photos.

Small white screws (3 in total)
cover "falls" off
Unscrew the lint trap (turn to the left)return when clean to hand tight
Bob's your uncle and a freebee for CMKX'rs.

Hub and wife team.

Posted on Apr 15, 2008


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SOURCE: GE front load washer WSSH300GWW moves in spin cycle

the machine is off level. open up your installation guide, and it will provide instructions on how to properly level the machine.

if you have any questions, feel free to email me at

Posted on Jan 22, 2009


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SOURCE: Maytag washer won't shift to rapid spin dry (only slow back & forth)

Hi Jim, you issue could be caused by a couple either one of a of the following,
1) Draining problem, cant empty the water from the machine within the prescribed time limit - preventing the spin programme to commence. check pump filter is clear and waste water is pumping from the end of the waste hose, the hose itself could be blocked with limescale and detergent residue.
2) Unbalanced load, most machines wont spin 1 item, its a safety thing, if a machine spins with one heavy item it puts the drum out of balance resulting in excessive drum movement possibly damaging the inside of the machine and put indue stress on the bearings. Try putting it on a spin cycle with no clothes in

Unbalanced load detection can also be caused by a faulty motor tacho, this usaually positioned at the rear of the motor, this sends an electrical signal to the programmer telling when it is 'Safe' to spin. There also the posibility that the programmer is not reading the tacho signal or misinterpriting it.

Posted on May 20, 2009


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SOURCE: My Ge wssh300gww will

As the other posters mentioned, the problem with draining is most likely caused by a clogged filter. Mine had 14 cents, 2 zip ties, and a bra wire stuck in it. Here is the process (after many hours of swearing and bleeding) so that it should be pretty easy.

The first step is to tilt the washer back so the front is 3-5 inches off the ground. Prop it up with something. To remove the front lower panel, there is 2 phillips screws under the bottom edge. Remove the screws and the panel should drop down off the pegs holding the top edge in.

Inside, attached to the drum you will see a rubber boot with an accordion sleeve which contains the filter. There is 2 green spring hose clamps (the source of many expletives) and a silver phillips screw on hose clamp. To get at the filter, you should not need to, nor do you want to, remove the green spring clamps. You will spend hours trying to get them back on.

I have attached a picture for reference. Unscrew the silver clamp (large one, closest to drum) and pull down the sleeve to get access to the filter. If you are full of water, you can slide a pan inside the machine and just pull down the edge closest to the pan to drain until the water is gone. Reach down into the accordion (gross) and grab the filter. It has a lip on it so you will need to work it out through the accordion thing, but it likely has some really gross stuff in it. Clean it out, wad it back into the boot, and reattach to the drum. Dump about 2 gallons of water into your drum to make sure you are not leaking. Switch the knob to spin cycle and hit start 2 times. It should drain the water out within a couple seconds.

Good luck!

Posted on Sep 06, 2009

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