4 flash error code on motor inverter board not spinning
David P. • Springville, NY • May 20, 2014
Appliance: General Electric Washer WHDSR316G2WW
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Had to replace motor a few months ago, found info here indicating that the motor was the problem, ordered elsewhere (because my dad wanted to), installed, and all worked great for a few more months.
Just recently, couldn't get washer to spin/agitate properly, got a 4-flash error code on the inverter board. Asked the question here on the page for the motor, was told it was most likely the Shaft & Mode Shifter Assembly. Checked resistance over the Mode shifter circuit as I found somewhere else (washer unplugged, if zero resistance, shifter assembly is bad, should read 98 ohms or so). Researched this, found videos, had to tear entire washer apart... unplug washer, front panel, control panel, lid, tub cover, agitator, spindle cover, tub nut (need special tool - $50 here, $15 on ebay), inner tub, split washer, washer, remove tub/motor from suspension, tilt through front of machine and turn over, remove pulley & belt, remove shifter/motor frame from tub, remove old shifter assembly, remove old tub seal, install new tub seal, install new shifter assembly (cast base - metal screws self-tap, tough to install), re-assemble in reverse order.
Remember to detach all appropriate and wires as things are being taken apart, keep track of where they and all of the parts go. Be gentle with ground wire ring terminal...Last thing I had to attach and I managed to slip and break it... just one of those cursing moments, haha.
After all but the front panel is back together, I plugged it back in, tried running it, still had errors flashing, had to reset code - unplug for 1 minute, plug back in, the open/close the lid 6 times within the first 12 seconds of it being plugged in - then everything ran very well - back in action.
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