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Offline bigb

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GE front loader problems
« on: July 11, 2015, 03:23:54 PM »
Been working on a GE WCVH6800J1WW. One day the door locked and the washer refused to fill or start. Would not go into diagnostic mode. Replaced the control board with no change. The replacement board was a rebuild and the machine did not give me an option to program it to my model. Everything lights up as it should but no start and still no diagnostic mode. Checked the water level switch with ohm meter, foam switch is closed and the other two are open, which is where they should be prior to filling according to service manual. Water valve solenoids measure just over 1 ohm each, one screen was pretty bad but has been cleaned. What else can be keeping the valves from opening and the cycle from starting? I noticed the blue wires on the water valve solenoids both pass thru the dispenser motor, could there be a problem there?

Also, are the water valve solenoids energized with AC line voltage or a lower voltage?
« Last Edit: July 11, 2015, 03:25:13 PM by bigb »

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Re: GE front loader problems
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2015, 03:36:47 PM »
Did you check the door lock lid switch. That starts the computer processing. Thats where I'd start.

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Re: GE front loader problems
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2015, 04:06:45 PM »
Try filling on both Hot and Cold Temperature to see if either Water Valve will open to allow water to enter basket.


During Fill the Hot or Cold Valve should have 120 VAC, if it does and there's no water entering basket then replace the Valve.


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« Last Edit: July 11, 2015, 04:07:16 PM by rockinrobin »

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Re: GE front loader problems
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2015, 04:46:35 PM »
Blaiser was right, the white connector on the door switch was nearly falling off. Once plugged in machine is able to enter diagnostic mode. There are no stored error codes which is not surprising since the board has been changed. Machine now works fine. Probably never needed a board. Blaiser, my new hero :cheers:

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Re: GE front loader problems
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2015, 04:51:34 PM »
Glad to hear, hopefully you'll be able to sell the Board (or keep it - you may need it) !! Thanks for the update.. Another Tip from my 84 year old father (never seems to fail after 68 years in the business)  who is still with us - "When Stumped - I always go back to the basics".

 

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