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Offline smith10210

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GE Washer wont fill with water
« on: September 20, 2012, 12:27:18 AM »
Model is #GTWN4950L0WS HydroWave washing machine when you press the start button nothing happens it wont fill with water the fill light just flashes and beeps every 10 sec or so. I checked the magnetic switch continuity test with lid open and close and its fine. I took the front of the washer off to look to see if the light on the motor was flashing any codes but its not. It flashing red every .5 sec. I also unplugged the washer plugged it back in after 30 seconds and opened and closed the lid 6 times and pushed start nothing happens the fill light just keeps blinking and and beeps every so many second. Im thinking a control board at this point any suggestion :'( would be appreciated.
« Last Edit: September 20, 2012, 12:29:24 AM by smith10210 »

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Re: GE Washer wont fill with water
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2012, 09:10:18 AM »
Take the hoses off there and check the screens.
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Re: GE Washer wont fill with water
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2012, 03:32:00 PM »
Screens look fine they are solid plastic on the washer inlets and will not come out but look clear either way. I tried it again today whatever cycle you select the appropriate lights appear but when you hit start the cycle lights go out and the fill light starts blinking and periodically beeps. I might buy a control board i can get one for $30 shipped.
« Last Edit: September 20, 2012, 03:33:34 PM by smith10210 »

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Re: GE Washer wont fill with water
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2012, 04:05:23 PM »
Well i got the plastic screens out there was some small amount of deposit on the cold side cleaned both hot and cold screens but it didn't fix my problem i plugged the washer back in and the fill light is still flashing.

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Re: GE Washer wont fill with water
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2012, 05:00:21 PM »
TECH SERVICE GUIDE
Page 19 shows how to check the water valve
« Last Edit: September 20, 2012, 05:06:53 PM by JWWebster »
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Re: GE Washer wont fill with water
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2012, 06:12:04 PM »
Great info thanks i measured resistance of each coil and im getting 1.1K so they should be fine. I guess it's in pause mode but not seeing how to get it out.

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Re: GE Washer wont fill with water
« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2012, 08:26:15 PM »
Installed the new control head still wont work everything tests fine no codes so i have someone coming out to look at it. I didnt realize that you have to use the jumper wire from the original board on J14. At first the washer would fill up thought great it works but wouldnt spin but will drain thats it. I found out about the Jumper and thought that was the issue but it wont even fill with the correct jumper. I did the procedure to reset the motor and I checked the magnetic switch,  the water level switch. I also checked the shaft and mode shifter and the motor shows no codes just flashes red.
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Re: GE Washer wont fill with water
« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2015, 11:20:37 PM »
Hi everyone,

I am having the issue with washer wont fill with water.
When I start the machine, the fill led flashes and machine beeps.
checked the led red flashes 10 times. i replaced the control board with new one, still the same issue.
I bypassed the lid switch , still the same issue.

Any suggestion.

Do i have to reset the communication error every time it beeps.


ANY HELP will be appreciated

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Re: GE Washer wont fill with water
« Reply #8 on: June 26, 2015, 08:08:22 AM »
Did you transfer part 36 from old control board to new one?  http://www.appliancepartspros.com/controls-backsplash-parts-for-ge-gtwn4950l0ws.html And i am guessing that you have the same model as this is a old thread.You should of started a new one.
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Re: GE Washer wont fill with water
« Reply #9 on: June 26, 2015, 12:41:07 PM »
Hi ,

Thanks for your reply.  Yes, my wahser is the same model.

Part 36: You mean Jumper J14. Yes, I did put the jumper J14. Also, i did all the field service test and I did not get any error code about any parts.
I checked the water valve, I removed the lid switch and also bypass the lid switch by cutting the lid switch wire, but still the same issue.
i also checked the pressure switch , everything seems to be fine.
Last thing to check is the motor.
Any suggestion , what to do ?

Thanks

 

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