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Author Topic: GE Washer has no reaction when start is pressed.  (Read 2904 times)

Offline eddie

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GE Washer has no reaction when start is pressed.
« on: November 20, 2010, 10:12:17 AM »

I read other post related to the GE washers and started trouble shooting.

With C7 (mode shifter)  and C4 ( control brd. ) disconnected  from the Inverter board,  the code flashed is  

  1 second On     1 second OFF       forever      
In your years of experience, is this puppy telling me the Inverter board is shot?  

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Re: GE Washer has no reaction when start is pressed.
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2010, 12:30:06 PM »
The motor blinks on and off all the time. It blinks faster when running.
Have you tried the reset procedure:
To Reset the Inverter Board: Push the timer knob in so the washer is idle. Unplug the machine for one minute. Plug back in and raise and lower the lid six times within 12 seconds.

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Offline ryan111

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Re: GE Washer has no reaction when start is pressed.
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2010, 11:21:28 AM »
One second on one second off means that the motor has not flagged an error code and that the motor is not running. It blinks on for ˝ second and off for ˝ second if the motor is running and there are no error codes. Typically if the problem is in the motor or inverter the light will be flashing an error code or not flashing at all. The problem could be in the control water valves or the lid switch. With all that being said you are supposed to check the flashing light with everything connected to the motor. Not that I think it will change what you are seeing but all the same.

Will it fill with water? I assume not and if this is the case I wouldn’t be looking at the motor just yet. Make sure you have good water pressure and see if the water valves are getting power when you start the machine.

Also try turning it to spin/ drain and see what it does. This is what you want to know. Is the pump running on this mode, and will it spin in this mode?
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Offline TechGuy

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Re: GE Washer has no reaction when start is pressed.
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2010, 01:23:27 PM »
Is there any 120VAC at the motor inverter board?
Have you checked the fuse?
Is the lid switch working?


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