Question about GE WBVH6240F Front Load Washer
HI, My GE WBVH6240F is pausing at various points in all cycles. This is the second washer that has done the same thing. The retailer that we bought it from replaced the original washer. Both washers worked fine for about a month before this started. After pressing the pause button, the cycle will continue but will not spin the clothes dry. The drum turns, but very slowly, and the clothes are still very wet. We called our service center on the first washer, the technician said he had never seen this model and had no training on it. He put main system board on order but it went back order and took about 4 weeks to come in. By then, the retailer had swapped the broken one for a new one. The new washer started doing the same thing yesterday. Any ideas?
Bob, remove the bottom panel and right in front you will see the pump filter. Get a bucket and remove the filter cover, pull the strainer out and see if it's clogged with lint. If the pressure switch on these models detects too much water in the tub (which you wouldn't be able to see) it will not go into a high spin and do this slow tumble you are refering to. Check this first and see if it operates normally, Catriver...post back.
Posted on Sep 23, 2006
The new models of most of the front loaders now have a small pull-down hatch on the front panel that gives you access to this cleanout. You would think they would have designed it this way all-along but they were probably trying to make money. The only thing is I bet it backfired on them because they got swamped with too many calls under warranty. I love it when greed backfires on evil corporations who try to screw consumers!
Posted on Oct 21, 2008
Catriver you ROCK I have waited for over a week for a repairman. I fixed it in about 20 minutes!! THANK YOU
Posted on May 27, 2009
This is unbelievable!!! Mine was a gross smelling mass of crud!!! I cannot believe there is nothing on the GE web site or manual about this. You saved me a bunch of money!!!! Thank you so much!!!
Posted on Jan 26, 2008
Another visitor happy with this advice -- it worked. there is no mention in the owner's manual of this problem or the fix. do owner's manuals tend to avoid fixes that require you to take the front panel off? is that reserved for their service people? thank god for the internet -- it'll create a whole new generation of lonely maytag (GE) repairmen.
Posted on Dec 02, 2007
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Posted on Aug 31, 2008
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