Check the lid switch if your General Electric washing machine doesn't agitate. The lid switch is near the door frame inside the washing machine's main housing. It must be replaced if it is defective.
Locate the transmission shaft inside the agitator to see if it is worn. If the agitator isn't properly gripping the shaft, the machine will not rotate back and forth. Either replace the transmission shaft or the entire agitator.
Order a genuine General Electric washing machine belt if any of the belts are badly worn or broken. A defective belt will cause the agitator to cease working.
Replace the clutch if it is worn. A worn-out clutch on a GE washing machine will prevent the washer from agitating.
Install a new drive motor in your General Electric washing machine if the motor is burned out. Reversing motors might work one way, allowing the machine to drain but not to spin.
Things You Will Need
- Lid switch Transmission shaft Agitator Washing machine belts Clutch Drive motor
- Before doing any repair work on your General Electric washing machine, make sure the machine is unplugged and the water supply is shut off.