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Offline enigma

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GE Washer Issues
« on: January 24, 2013, 02:48:14 AM »
  Hoping someone can help me.  I have a 10 year old GE top loading washer.  In the last week it had stopped spinning and was leaving the clothes wet.  Additionally, the washer would continue to run from cycle to cycle just never spinning.  The machine would not spin no matter what I tried.   I did some internet research and checked the following.  I checked the inlet and outlet drainage and no blockages were located.  I checked the pressure tubing and found some blockage.  I replaced the tubing and the washer now spins fine.  The issue is if I start a load on on the "casual" side of the dial the washer will run through that cycle and go through the "whites" side before stopping.  If I start on the "whites" side it will stop at the end of the cycle.  Other than that it seems to be running fine.  Ideas?
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Re: GE Washer Issues
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2013, 04:56:37 AM »
If unit is running beyond the end of one cycle selection and into the next, then I would say you have a timer issue. Post a model number and maybe we can help you a little better.

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Re: GE Washer Issues
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2013, 09:35:29 AM »
   The Model# is WCSR2080B4CC.  Thanks again.

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Re: GE Washer Issues
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2013, 09:47:42 AM »
I agree with Harold.Sounds like timer to me.

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Re: GE Washer Issues
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2013, 10:21:15 AM »
Thanks for the replies.  One more question before I order the timer.  I checked the timer and water pressure switch with a voltmeter and everything seems to be be fine.  If I take off the switch on the right side of the washer to start the cycle and take off the thin plate which connects to the timer and then put everything back on the washer will go for 2 to 3 cycles and run normally before it starts to run through each cycle continuously.  Would this still be the timer or is the issue with the knob?  Complete amateur so sorry if the question is ridiculous. 

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Re: GE Washer Issues
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2013, 11:57:32 AM »
I had this happen on a ge.  It ended up being the pressure switch that was bad, not the timer.  I thought it was the timer, but when I put a new one in the same thing happened.  I read somewhere about the pressure level switch being the problem and I put a new one on and it solved the problem. 


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Re: GE Washer Issues
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2013, 12:13:20 PM »
Here is a link to another site where the consumer had the same problem and it was the pressure switch.   The tech doesnt believe them. 
http://www.justanswer.com/appliance/6oxp4-having-problem-ge-washer-model-wdsr2080d5ww.html



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Re: GE Washer Issues
« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2013, 12:29:01 PM »
Thanks!  I'll try the pressure switch and see if that works.

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Re: GE Washer Issues
« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2013, 12:38:12 PM »
Pressure tube hose on ge washers are bad about clogging at the bottom end, which usually results in a flood.

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Re: GE Washer Issues
« Reply #9 on: February 01, 2013, 12:51:04 PM »
 I replaced the tubing which had some clogging, but that didn't solve the issue.  Incidentally the one load I ran on super overflowed.  Large and small run without overflowing.

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Re: GE Washer Issues
« Reply #10 on: February 01, 2013, 04:57:15 PM »
Make sure all the water is out when you replace the hose and switch
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Re: GE Washer Issues
« Reply #11 on: February 01, 2013, 09:56:59 PM »

  The tech at the justanswer website is incorrect. If the pressure switch sticks in the full position the timer will continue running however the washer will not fill, it will agitate dry, the pump will come on normally and it will not spin at all. The fact that messing with the timer knob makes this problem go away temporarily, makes the timer suspect but it may be coincidence. I would replace the pressure switch first and see what happens, but there may be a problem with both the switch and the timer.

Eric

 

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