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Soaking wet clothes

My GE front load washer is about 7 months old and is now starting to screw up. It pauses for long periods of time so that it takes forever to finish a load and the clothes are soaking wet. Any help??? Laundry is piling up!

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  • Harmony Campbell Oct 10, 2006

    OH MY GOD!!! Thanks so much, it worked perfect. You saved me a bunch of time (meeting repair people etc..)
    Thanks a million!
    Harmony

  • Anonymous Jan 06, 2009

    I found a sock I'd been missing for a year! Boy, how stinky... Thanks for the great advice.

  • Anonymous Jan 13, 2009

    Washer keeps pausing on rinse cycle and not continuing on to spin cycle, plus the water is not completely draining out of the washer.

  • TinaBee Feb 19, 2009

    Ours did the same exact thing!!!!!!

    I was going to throw the washer out 8:30 am this morning!!!

    Are all the washers like this the same?


  • Anonymous Apr 05, 2009

    The filter behind the lower panel was TOTALLY plugged. Cleaned it out and washer seems to be running fine now. Found a $5 bill, three $1 bills, two quarters, six dimes, three collar stays, an Australian coin, and about a 1/4 pound of lint/dirt/sand/gunk. Nasty smell, too. 

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There is a good reason this is not in the Manual. Being under the bottom cover, GE would say to only have an Authorized Service Rep work on Washer. Reason being that this is also where the Motor and Controller are located. This presents a Risk to the consumer than GE would prefer not recommend accessing because some unsuspecting consumer is going to put his/her hands on something else underneath that might hurt them and then GE would be open to lawsuits. GE is as much trying to protect the consumer while at the same time keeping their Service Reps in business.

If you ask me, this Strainer should be accessible without having to remove any covers, because you obviously need to clean once or twice a year. My problem started over a year ago and I thought the PLC was going out and it made me furious because the warranty had just expired when it started to not spin.

Many users on Fixya have this problem and others related to water not draining out. Once the strainer is clean, most the problems go away. Clean the strainer yourself, and you save $100 Service Call. I was ready to call a Service Rep until I read up on GE Front Loaders on Fixya.

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Harm, remove the lower panel and you will see the filter right in front. Unscrew the filter strainer and clean all the lint and debris. This machine has a pressure switch that won't allow a high spin if it detects water in the tub. Therefore you get these pauses and slow tumlbe. Try this and see if it's normal after cleaning the filter...Catriver...post back

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Yes, we unscrewed the bottom panel, turned the circular disc counterclockwise and a bunch of water came gushing out.  Make sure you have towels down and something to catch the water with.  Then, remove the filter. You will find all sorts of interesting things.  We found 2 infant socks, a penny, an allen wrench?,  a marble, and a bunch of lint.  Once you clean the filter, just put it back in and twist the cover clockwise.  Run the rinse cycle once and make sure no water leaks out of the bottom before replacing the panel.  Works like a charm!  You are supposed to do this every year, but the manual says nothing about it.  

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Thanks works great now!! Found 1 dime, 2 nickels, 3 pennies, 1 tiny screwdriver and alot of lint. woohoo!!!! Money saver!!!

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Thanks for posting this was a very quick and inexpensive fix. We have spin cycle again!!!

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Great suggestion. Why is this not in the users manual in the troubleshooting? You saved me a bunch of time and coin. Thank you.

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Thanks a lot. worked perfectly for us as well.

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