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Leaking GE washer
« on: November 29, 2012, 01:36:14 PM »
Have a GE washer Model WJRE5500G2WW water on lg loads comes down the suds overflow tube.Thought water level to high not the case.Replace the gasket flood head with no change .Has anyone run in to this problem thxs Dave

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Re: Leaking GE washer
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2012, 02:44:36 PM »
Sounds like washer is spinning without draining properly. Unit should drain and then spin, unless it's 20 years old. The old style would drain and spin at the same time. Take the front off and watch it during a wash. Good luck. Let us know. O0

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Re: Leaking GE washer
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2012, 08:42:12 PM »
Check the air dome for an obstruction as it may let it fill too high. Done 3 and this solved all 3.

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Re: Leaking GE washer
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2012, 01:00:22 PM »
Went back today drains fine and doesnt spin with water in it..Filled fine doesnt leak till we go super size loads. When agitating that's when water is coming out the suds overflow tube Does not leak on lg at lease for the 15 min i ran it.I change the pressure switch check dome and hose all fine So it leaks when agitating? and only super sized.

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Re: Leaking GE washer
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2012, 01:24:10 PM »
Is the Mode shifter Disengaging for agitation ?

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Re: Leaking GE washer
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2012, 02:07:36 PM »
the inner tub is stationary when agitating then releases operations all seem normal except for the super load size This new style im not to sure on operation of the inner tub sort of like a rachet action?

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Re: Leaking GE washer
« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2012, 02:14:16 PM »
Are they using a H.E soap.

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Re: Leaking GE washer
« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2012, 02:40:24 PM »
It will leak if they are using to much soap and liquefy and look like water.G.E also has had that suds overflow tube on there washer for 40 years or more.The funny part is when i work for G.E 38 years ago and it leak water out of the overflow washer on the old style washer.My supervisor would tell us to permagum in the tube but don't let customer see you.Some fix.

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Re: Leaking GE washer
« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2012, 03:30:02 PM »
Are you sure that the basket isn't spinning while agitating.....I have come across this before.

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Re: Leaking GE washer
« Reply #9 on: December 30, 2012, 09:26:49 AM »
sorry for the late response computer issues? Problem was the tub spinning during agitation causing water to run down the suds tube only on xtra high water setting.The fix for this is trans?

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Re: Leaking GE washer
« Reply #10 on: December 30, 2012, 10:22:50 AM »
Ain no transmission on this one, It has mode shifter. Early models would have problem of mode shifter burning up IF lid was lifted 30 seconds after begin of cycle. Normal mode shift is a few seconds. If lid is lifted after 30 seconds to add more clothes mode shifter stays energized 2 mins and solenoid gets burned up. Service Manual: HYDROWAVE
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Re: Leaking GE washer
« Reply #11 on: December 30, 2012, 06:27:55 PM »

  The solenoid doesn't actually burn up, it has a fuse link in it that blows. It is possible to get into the coil, jump out the fuse link and add an external fuse for protection. Otherwise, replace the mode shifter.

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Leaking GE washer
« Reply #12 on: December 31, 2012, 08:54:31 PM »
Ohm the mode shifter

 

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