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Washer pauses at various points in all cycles

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?

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  • Robert Sawyer Sep 23, 2006

    Catriver, you are Awsome. I pulled the filter cover off and pulled out two broken pencils, two guitar picks, $2.60 in loose change and a half cup of lint. Just ran through a complete cycle without any problems. Thank you for your help and the quick reply. You have my vote.

    Best Regards,

    Bob

  • DBFSE Dec 03, 2007

    Had same issue. Removed cover and pulled out drain filter. Found 3 hair bands, daughter's star earing, $3.46 in change, 223 shell casing, part of mechanical pencil, the key to my son's dorm refrigerator, and a ton of lint. Thanks for the help. I added this item to my Outlook calender with reminder as a preventative maintenance item in 6 months. Thanks again.

  • Anonymous Dec 21, 2007

    I also have the same issue with my WBVH6240F. I will search for the filter described in this posting because it fits the circumstances around our washer. Recently washed high lint towels, notice low flow on the pump-out hose, exact same symptoms of rarely going into high spin, pause kicking on during the cycle, powers down after a time and leaves the load at current state. Not good for the spouse in charge of keeping the appliances running!

  • emanuelfixya May 24, 2008

    AWESOME! This fixed it. My filter had 3 baby socks, 4 AAA batteries, some change and the gross smelling crud. I had a repairman here that worked on it for about 3 hours. He said it needs a new board. I tried this solution out and I bet it fixed it. I have a load running right now. I've never been so excited about doing my wash! :-)

  • annamelissa May 27, 2008

    Wahoo!!! Thank you so much for the advice. We had the same problem and this was a great fix! Saved my marriage.. now, if I could only get the bottom panel back on ...... :)

  • paradux Jun 11, 2008

    Wow, you all rock! My washer had this problem and finally would not respond at all. It just sat there and made a low hum, and did not respond to any controls, including trying to stop the cycle and unlock the door. Unplugging/replugging it in did not help. I did exactly what was described (cleaning the filter) and pulled out two pennies, a rubber band, a bra extender and a large amount of a throw rug that disintegrated when we washed it. Yuck!

    Plugged it back in, turned it on - it finished its drain/spin cycle, unlocked the door and now performs as good as new!

    Thank you, thank you, thank you...

  • Anonymous Jul 05, 2008

    Had the exact same problem, pulled out change, bra pad, underwires, pencil, barrette, lip gloss stick and lots of yuck. I hope this works!! WIll save me the service call for next week!!

  • tegarc4150 Aug 18, 2008

    Perfect, you helped me. I called the Sears repair place and canceled my appt. They wanted to know how i was going to fix it my self (after I told them) they informed me that it was not recommended that I open the bottom panel, as I should leave that to a licensed technician. That I could cause other things to break in there.

    ;-)



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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.

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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!

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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!!!

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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.

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SOURCE: Washer pauses at various points in all cycles

Peace friend,
ngfam1 at your service

Tell the dealer you want a different make!
IT'S EASIER TO KEEP CUSTOMERS THAN TO FINED NEW ONES!

We have been selling appliances for over 65 years!
And you will only see one GE appliance on my showroom floor!

Whirlpool or SPEED QUEEN! ARE THE BEST!

HERE IS MY STORY FOR YOU!


AFTER 6 YEARS AND THREE repairs.
I threw GE in the trash and bought a Speed Queen Commercial grade washer and, I AM 53 YEARS OLD AND THIS IS THE LAST WASHER I WILL EVER BUY!
tHEY ARE TESTED AT 8 loads a week for 25 years!!!!!!!

The washers and dryers today use so much less water,electricity,and detergent that they pay for them selves after a only a few years.
My advise is, it is cheaper to buy, run, and operate a new efficient machine! You will see you water and electric bill reduced!!!!!!!!!
Speed Queen commercial grade top loader uses only 34 gallon of water compared to the others at 48-54 gallons!


THE FRONT LOADER,

(GET THIS) ONLY 13.9 GALLONS of water and washes in 35 minutes and the clothes are cleaner and last longer cause it uses water agitation instead of a vain to wear out your clothes! How about spinning at 1000 RPM and the clothes come out so dry they are only in the dryer half the time than all the other machines! Thus half the gas or electric bill!!
All my employees have replaced their laundry pairs with Speed Queen!
My Guys call it the, "No brainier Machine!"

I hope you can utilize the good advice I so enjoy sharing with all the good people we talk to!

ngfam1
Bless You
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