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Washer keeps pausing

My first frontloader worked like a charm for the first four months - now it keeps pausing itself at times during the cycle. It is usually in the WASH cycle when it does it and it sits there and hums like it is doing something. I have went through all the troubleshooting tips and nothing works. Mine is a GE WBVH6240HWW.

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  • slme Sep 22, 2008

    Mine does the same thing. Happened before and the repair guy said the computer board was fried. Had to replace it which cost a fortune. Now, just a few months later, it's doing the same thing. So, I'm wondering if the removal of debris solved your problem so I don't have to call the repair people again.



    Thanks!

  • bigb0612 Nov 29, 2008

    IT KEEPS PAUSING AND IT DOESNT FILL UP WITH WATER

  • longamanda Dec 08, 2008

    My washer started pausing in the middle of washing cycle and also would not drain or spin extra water out of the clothes once the cycle was complete. Now it will not even finish a cycle without pausing every 5-10 minutes. The timer continues to count down but it isn't washing the clothes.

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You may have something in your drain pump. 
1) Remove the three screws in the bottom remove bottom panel.
2) Remove drain pump cover (have towels or pan to catch water that comes out)
3) Remove any debris from pump, check that the impeller is not damaged and can be moved freely.
4) reinstall drain pump cover and bottom panel
Let me know if it helps

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