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Offline mswank11

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GE Washer fill wash fill wash HELP
« on: May 07, 2012, 06:52:51 PM »
Model whre5550k2ww

Main complaint from homeowner is that once the washer appears to be at the correct water level then it will wash for a second then fill then wash then fill, etc back and forth sporadically, until finally advancing into the full wash. Happens every time. Any ideas? I have the tech sheets, but if anyone has experienced this before I would appreciate the feedback.

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Mike

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Re: GE Washer fill wash fill wash HELP
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2012, 08:17:16 PM »
Seen the drain hose was too low one time and would do the same thing. The water was just gravity draining out cause the hose was too low to the ground. Is this a recent install, has the washer been moved recently?

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Re: GE Washer fill wash fill wash HELP
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2012, 08:19:38 PM »
Also, if the water isn't draining on the floor, it's probably going out the drain hose by itself.


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Re: GE Washer fill wash fill wash HELP
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2012, 11:54:21 PM »
No, it is not a new install and it has worked with this drain hose configuration for 2 years until this past week the HO says. Thanks for the feedback.

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Re: GE Washer fill wash fill wash HELP
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2012, 11:56:48 PM »
If its not overflowing and just turning on and off clean the vacuum line to the fill switch and replace the fill switch.

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Re: GE Washer fill wash fill wash HELP
« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2012, 08:55:19 AM »
Pressure line was clear and switch tested good. This is a weird machine, have not had one of these before with inverter board on motor and main control with secondary board. Not overflowing, just violently jumping from fill to wash several times before the wash.... Thanks for offering advice, its a weird one.

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Re: GE Washer fill wash fill wash HELP
« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2012, 10:12:02 AM »
Not a well loved machine.   http://www.washing-machine-wizard.com/ge-whre5550kww-top-load-washer-41-cu-ft.html

I would wonder if this machine has what GE describes as "Load-sensing adaptive filling system fills the washer with just the right amount of water for the load to help reduce waste".

I have a similar machine except I have to set the water level. As my machine fills it occasionally does some shucking back and forth to better evenly distribute the wetted load till it`s filled.

'Course my theory could be all wet...

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Re: GE Washer fill wash fill wash HELP
« Reply #9 on: May 08, 2012, 10:56:10 AM »
This fill, agitate, fill, agitate, fill, agitate, is a common thing for load sensing washing machines to do.  These washers usually have no water level selector.

I just ran into a Whirlpool direct drive (design 2000) that Whirlpool has modified to do this.  It had no water level selector, and it would fill, agitate, fill some more, agitate again, etc.....  Now all Whirlpool needs to do is add a recirculating pump,and we have a High Efficiency design 2000.  Maybe they could put a pump between the tranny and the motor, so it would recirculate water during the agitate.
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Re: GE Washer fill wash fill wash HELP
« Reply #10 on: May 08, 2012, 01:51:15 PM »
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High Efficiency design 2000

Whirlpool made one, it was called the Catalyst.  It has a diverter valve in the bottom left rear.  I've seen a few diverter valves go bad.  When that happens, it acts like a bad timer because it gets stuck in the rinse cycle.

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Re: GE Washer fill wash fill wash HELP
« Reply #11 on: May 08, 2012, 03:02:52 PM »
Thanks for all the feedback. It does have a water level switch, and that tested good. The man has had this machine for 2 years and this is a new thing it is doing. I did read on one board it could be the main control board. Its not that expensive of a board and comes with its sister so I might just try that out and see where we go. I will update once I have it done, (or quit trying) and let you know how I made out. Thanks all!!

 

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