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    Default GE mode shifter

    The GE washer I just tested has no model/serial number tag on it.
    The numbers on the motor are not included in the ones you posted in the other post. (Tried to copy and paste this part)
    They are 175D5106G070
    The mode shifter only shows 68 ohms resistance.

    * Thought I would make a seperate post concerning this so the other post would not get so confusing.
    Feel free to edit the two.

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    Actually the shifter shows 61.2 or ohms.
    I am assuming that is cirrect on this machine.

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    he mode shifter only shows 68 ohms resistance
    Actually the shifter shows 61.2 or ohms
    Suppose to be 98 ohms.

    What was actually wrong or not working on this washer?

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    Not wanting to shut off.
    The number on the motor was not included in the ones you had listed. These numbers may have been in the other post I git a little mixed up on.
    So, all of these should read 98?

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    Note: that on the early models the motor can cause the shifter coil to fail under the right conditions. The short version of this is that there is two 30-second time frames during a cycle that if you opened the lid of the washer and left it opened for more than a few minutes the shifter would fail. This is was an algorithm problem in the motor control board (located on top of the motor). This only applies to motors with the following part numbers on the motor 175d516g014, 175d516g015, 175d516g016, 175d516g026, 175d516g027, 175d516g028, 175d516g029, 175d516g030, 175d516g031.If your mode shifter h
    The number on the motor was not included in the ones you had listed
    Mode shifter can fail on it's own...but on the motors listed the motor MUST be changed with the shifter at the same time.

    So, all of these should read 98?
    Suppose to yes.

    Not wanting to shut off.
    I doubt it is the shifter.

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    From what I understand so far, it looks like the problem is most likely the shifter.
    The reason I ask if all should show 98, is I think I saw a video that showed one reading like the one I checked. I thought maybe the numbers on that list or others might show different readings.
    I mean it was You Tube. Gotta be right, right? RIGHT! LOL!

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    You doubt the shifter is bad even with the low resistance reading?
    Not talking about an actuator now.

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    I guess the shifter on this GE serves the ssme purpose as the shift actuator on others. Basically, it just changes cycles, right?
    Guess I nerd to really take a look at the schematic and try to figure where the power is coming from that will not let the motor shit off with the timer pushed in.
    How would the motor cause this?

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    All GE HydroWave washers have a shaft and tube as opposed to the old transmission. How this works is there is a shifter that shifts the washer from wash to spin mode. This is done with the shifter coil. The shifter coil is basically a solenoid that pulls up a set of gears that lock into another set of gears for wash mode and for spin mode it simply disengages. In other words, with the gears disengaged the spin basket turns with the agitator and with the gears engaged the agitator spins independently from the spin basket.
    When the coil fails it can no longer engage the gears, therefore the gears stay disengaged all the time. This will cause the spin basket to turn with the agitator even during the wash cycle. This will make the washer become noisy during wash and it will not wash as it is designed to. Not to mention this is very rough on the machine in general because it is not designed to handle a full tub of water turning back and forth continually. Also this will cause motor to flag the four-flash error code, which stands for a failed shifter.
    If your washer has the symptoms described above more than likely the sifter has failed but there is a very slim chance the motor is causing this problem by not powering up the coil for wash mode. Check the sifter coil and if it is bad replace it and if not replace the motor.

    Hope this helps.

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