Sure. If the machine is less than a year old, call for warranty service, otherwise: If the washer filled on it's own that tells me that the water inlet valve is not or at least did not seal completely
, allowing a small amount of water to continue to enter the machine over a period of time and finally fill until the water went out the overflow tube inside the washer. You need to replace the inlet valve. It is the part the water supply hoses connect to at the back of the machine. If you add a comment on the model number I can look up the part number for you.
Now, about the noise: A common noise on GE washers is a errr errr errr noise while agitating especially. If the tub is full of water you can open the lid and move the tub back and forth and make it do this noise while the machine is not even running. To fix that, do this:
- Use a putty knife to push in on the clips holding the front onto the machine. They are located at the top of the front panel where it meets the washer top, about 2 or 3 inches in from each side.
- Remove the two 1/4 inch hex drive screws holding the top to the side panels.
- Remove the washer top. Some models have a lid switch at the back right side which has a disconnect plug. Other models have a switch toward the front right, which you need to push the tab on the back side toward the center of the switch allowing you to push the switch up, twist and pass the switch back through the rectangular hole. You may have to remove a hose on the left side if your model has that as part of the bleach dispenser. Some washer tops need to be lifted up a little and slid to the side just a bit to remove the top.
- Disengage the tub support rods near the bottom of the tub by lifting on the tub and pushing the nylon part out of the black metal tub supports. Lift the rod up and put a bunch of lithium based grease under the nylon ball at the top of the support rod. Replace the rod and move onto the next rod. (4 in all)
- Reassemble machine.