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Tech Tip: GE/Kenmore Laundry Centers
« on: March 28, 2013, 12:00:33 AM »
KENMORE AND G.E. BRANDED 27” LAUNDRY CENTERS

MODELS: G.E. models: GTUP270EM0WW, GTUP270EM1WW, GTUP270EM2WW, GTUP270EM3WW, GTUP270GM0WW, GTUP270GM1WW, GTUP270GM2WW, GTUP270GM3WW and Kenmore models: 266.1532110, 267.1532110

ISSUE: Lid Lock Error = Fabric Softener L.E.D. on and the Spin and Wash lights flashing; the technician orders a Lid Lock Assembly, but when he goes to install it he finds the Lid Switch (reed switch) wires broken and not a faulty Lid Lock.

EXPLANATION:
1). If the Lid Switch wires are broken "after" a cycle has been started, it will actually give the Lid Lock Broken error; which is the Fabric Softener L.E.D. on and the Spin and Wash lights flashing and not the Lid Switch open error; this is not covered in the Service Manual, Tech Sheet, or GE Training presentation.
2). If the Lid Switch wire/circuit is broken “before” a cycle is started, it will act as stated and the cycle "status light" will flash indicating the lid is open.
NOTE: Don’t forget; if you do not clear the error codes the unit will not work.
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Re: Tech Tip: GE/Kenmore Laundry Centers
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2013, 09:27:58 AM »
Thank you very much, had 1 of these today, sure enough brown wire broken on Reed switch. We have the best resources  here & some of the finest techs.

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Re: Tech Tip: GE/Kenmore Laundry Centers
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2013, 02:36:38 PM »
I had two of these last week. It looks like on the assembly line, the wire harness is routed incorrectly causing a strain on the wire. When the washer goes into hi spin, the cabinet moves around and the wire tears. Just fix the wire with a butt connector, re-route the wire harness and you have a first time complete.

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Re: Tech Tip: GE/Kenmore Laundry Centers
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2013, 03:07:58 AM »
Thanks, Low,  BigBuck is right.  Great resources here,  such as yourself.   I haven't had one of these yet,  but I'll keep it in mind if i run into this problem.   
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Re: Tech Tip: GE/Kenmore Laundry Centers
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2013, 09:03:57 AM »
No problem. I love to help. One thing to remember is if you get an error code on one of these laundry centers, you have to clear it in the diagnostic mode before it'll run.

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Re: Tech Tip: GE/Kenmore Laundry Centers
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2014, 09:32:30 AM »
Great info. I had one of these yesterday, and could not find the tech sheet on the machine. normally it's behind the plate above the lid,but was not there. How do you place this unit into diagnostic? I couldn't find a tech sheet in the google drive.
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Re: Tech Tip: GE/Kenmore Laundry Centers
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2014, 09:36:59 AM »
Thanks!

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Re: Tech Tip: GE/Kenmore Laundry Centers
« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2014, 12:39:46 AM »
I have one of those I was working on and when I did the diagnostic it told me (overload)  I wasn't sure if it was the control or the pressure switch.  It seemed to stop at low, medium and high, so I figured it worked fine.  It just stops after it agitates on wash and nothing happens.




 

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