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Post# 1030586   4/22/2019 at 21:27 by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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well, more like a solenoid fix.....

apparently the machine was turned off, new speed selected, and before the clutch could slow down, the machine was re-started back up any case, these little arms will break eventually....this one being plastic was of no surprise, and an epoxy fix didn't hold...

no biggie, things happen....

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Post# 1030587 , Reply# 1   4/22/2019 at 21:30 by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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since I didn't have a spare, and getting rare to find just the arm....

I came up with an idea....of riveting a spring into place....

it allowed the clutch to be held in place for the slow speed, and from now on, if this issue turns up again, actually, I don't think it will...

as the spring will move out of the way, and reposition itself....

kind of wondering why this idea wasn't put in place from the manufacturer...

what do you think?

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Post# 1030590 , Reply# 2   4/22/2019 at 22:03 by gansky1 (Omaha, The Home of the TV Dinner!)        
Oooh - it's GE night on AW

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That's a brilliant idea.

Post# 1030592 , Reply# 3   4/22/2019 at 22:21 by Repairguy (Danbury, Texas)        

I agree thatís a pretty nifty idea. I bet it works great.

Post# 1030612 , Reply# 4   4/23/2019 at 07:44 by Unimatic1140 (Minneapolis)        
Springs can be a life saver

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Very cool modification Martin! I have a big bin full of different sizes and types of springs to re-design a needed part on the fly, generally they can work really well.

Post# 1030615 , Reply# 5   4/23/2019 at 08:27 by swestoyz (Cedar Falls, Iowa)        
GE Value Engineering

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This is a brilliant fix, Martin. Thanks for sharing!

GE always found a way to add some sort of serviceability into everything they made, with this clutch design being one of them.

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