Question about GE Energy Star WCVH6260F Front Load Washer
My washing machine will randomly stop in the middle of the cycle. It usually is when there is 19 minutes left on the load and I have to press start for it to finish. I have a warranty, do I need to have someone come fix it? What would cause this? Also alot of the time the clothes will still be sopping wet when the load is finished and I have to press DRAIN AND SPIN to get the excess water out. What is causing this? HELP!
Jeanna, you are going to have to remove the lower panel and clean the drain pump filter. Easy job, once the panel is removed the filter will be right in front. Get a bucket and unscrew the filter cover and you should find a ton of lint and stuff in there. This model has a pressure switch that detects if there is water in the tub. If so it will do this pause and slow spin. Once the pump filter is clean you should be good...Catriver...post back.
Posted on Oct 19, 2006
There are other things besides a clogged filter that can cause the machine to stop in mid-cycle. For instance, there's an air pressure switch that senses water level in the tub.
When draining, if the water level switch fails to sense when the tub is empty, the pump continues to run for a couple of minutes, then the machine shuts itself down. This is what was causing my problem. So, if the tub fails to drain, or if the pressure switch doesn't sense that the tub has drained, the washer will stop.
I figured this out, then set up a warranty service call on GE's web site. The tech came out right on time (on a Saturday!), agreed with my theory, and ordered the switch ... and, just to be sure, he also ordered the entire electronics package. Another tech came out a week later and installed the parts. This fixed the problem.
Although we had a bad pressure switch, and it was kinda hard to diagnose, we really like the WCVH6260 and were impressed with GE service. Their Austin field service guys were great ... knowledgeable, cooperative, fast, and professional.
Posted on Feb 02, 2008
Had the exact same problem. Washer would wash fine, but would drain very slow, not spin and then the cycle would pause and not restart. Read this chain and fixed the problem while at home for lunch. Take the front access panel off by the screws underneath the panel. There is a white cap facing you. Unscrew slowly with a bucket underneath to catch the water that did not drain. Once it comes completely out, you'll see all the junk in the filter. My problem was washing my dogs kennel blanket. She is shedding really bad and the filter was full of dog hair. Cleaned the filter, screwed it back in and it ran perfectly. Saved a $75 service call from GE. This is something that should be in the owner's manual.
Posted on Apr 17, 2008
Hi, My husband is in the middle of fixing ours now. To help remove the water he took his shop vac and placed the drain hose into the shop vac hose and sucked all the water out that way first. Less mess :) Hopefully will be up and running tonight.
Posted on Dec 23, 2009
Yeah!! Fix the problem, so annoying that we couldn't find anything to suggest this in the "troubleshooting" part of the manual!!!! The screws were underneath the panel again not that obvious and you need to unscrew the white cap right in front and a large bucket to catch all the water that will begin to flow. We found $1.45 in coins, many screws, a pencil and many bobby pins. I guess it's good because it's a nightmare to get back up on laundry.
Posted on Apr 12, 2008
You guys are awsome!!! I thought I wasted $900! As soon as I cleaned the filter, it worked perfect. Thanks so much.
Posted on Jan 01, 2008
The newer machines now have an access cover to get to the pump cleanout and the directions are in the manuals.
Posted on Apr 09, 2011
I have the same problem. Where is the filter on a GE Front load washing machine?
Posted on Aug 26, 2010
Thank you very much, All whi=o have posted on here, I found 5.43,Plastic tags,a screw,a magnetix(son's toy)ball,2 beer caps, and a wad of dog hair to choke an elephent.... Thank you all and God bless.
Posted on Jun 03, 2010
Thanks to everyone above. I have had mine GE front loader since march 2007. it would stop in mid cycle and all the water would not drain. very frustrating. I took off the 3 phillips screws underneath the very bottom of washer and walla there is the white plastic cap. fortunately I have the stand and was able to place a mop bucket underneath before unscrewing the cap. water flows out for sure. I think I took the coin count. $8.83 in change. sweeet.
Posted on Feb 14, 2010
YIPEE!!!! You saved me $90 for the service call!!!! And yes, TONS of water will drian - be prepared! The inventory from my filter.... $6.37 in change, a bobby pin, a hair tie, 2 keys, 2 pen caps, a handful of unidentified plastic pieces and enough of my hair, and the cats, to make a small blanket..... Thank you SO much for your help!!!!!
Posted on Dec 30, 2009
Another clogged drain! Found a pen, hair clips, plastic beads, small pebbles, and a whole bunch of lint. Washer is two years old, and started acting up a couple months ago and quit altogether during the spin cycle today. My thanks to this board for saving me the cost of a service call!
Posted on Dec 22, 2009
Saved $88 bucks!! Thank you! - Washer would stop in the middle of cycle - wouldn't drain - Found $3.84 - pen cap - ring - 2 beer bottle caps (have to stop putting them in my pockets) and some lint. Good job Fixya.com
Posted on Dec 12, 2009
Hope I solved all my GE problems: stopping in middle of cycle, blinking pause light, taking forever to do a load, not spinning at full speed, and lastly, won't drain.
Found a ton of change, several broken pins, and misc. small items in the filter, as well as a ton of lint. Running it's first wash after the clean-out, and it's running well so far.
Why couldn't GE shown us in the manual where the filter was? Of course, so they can run up the repair bills, but at the expense of owners beginning to hate their machines.
Thanks fo the help
Posted on Nov 30, 2009
Thanks to all who posted here. My washer is now fixed! Yeah! No more soggy clothes! This site is really great. We found coins, lint, necklace & charm, bra strap extenders (5), nuts, screws, and a small light bulb.
Posted on Nov 17, 2009
Thank you so much!
Found a ton of my daughters hair clips and a $10 bill!
The hardest part ( and not very hard) was replacing the cover.
Thanks once again.
Posted on Apr 12, 2008
Wow that really worked! My warranty just expired. I am glad I searched the problem before call a repair person. The only problem was when I unscrewed the drain it was hard to get a bucket under it so I used a trash bag and hugged the drain and it spilled into the bag. Have towels on hand for any leakage. At least my washer works so i can wash that towel. At least so far!!
Posted on Mar 05, 2008
One of the post below gives an excellent solution. Once I found the three sheet metal screws, that's why it can be difficult to get back in, I removed the plate and found the valve/filter cap. REMEMBER A PAIL as at least two gallons are going to be released. The reason I respond is for what I found. A guitar pick,nickle, dime, cloth braclet, slimy lint and lastly a SOCK. Put it all back together and runs like a charm. I know the original post is over a year old, but wanted to reasure anyone that come by this question again will know it works.
Posted on Feb 03, 2008
Awesome solution. Turns out my 1 year old son's socks found their way into the filter. I did notice that once I unscrewed the filter cover, I had to give it a good pull to get it out.
Thank you very much!
Posted on Jan 30, 2008
Same thing here. Thank god i searched the web to do this myself. Washer still under warranty, but i would have felt like a **** if they had come out just to do that. Thanks!!
Posted on Dec 17, 2007
Tried this and it work perfectly......THANKS
Posted on Dec 16, 2007
Same Problem except it wouldn't even start as reported by the previous owner before they bought a replacement. I just cleaned out the trap and hooked it up. Free washing machine just for a little surfing on the web and visiting your site. Thanks!
Posted on Dec 14, 2007
you need to have a tech out to look at it it sounds like the motor isnt going into high spin and /or cutting out on over load this is a problem with the g/e's there is no filter on this machine all the lint is flushed down the drain
Posted on Jan 08, 2009
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