Question about Washing Machines
We have a new GE washer/dryer- new as in we have only done four loads. The washer was working fine on the first try but on subsequent loads and currently it stops mid cycle- the door lock light is on, there is water in the unit, and nothing happens. The fabric softener does not dispense, probably because it stops mid cycle. If we push the pause/cancel button the door will unlock but there is still water in the unit. If we set the unit to rinse and then push start the unit will drain and spin and unlock just fine. We thought it might be a temperature/sensor problem, but if we set the unit to a different temperature and press start it will pick back up (the light stays on rinse but it seems as if the unit goes back to the very beginning. Fabric softener still does not dispense. We don't think it's a drain problem as the rinse cycle will force the unit to drain no problem. Please help?
SOURCE: Problems with fabric softener
you either have low cold water pressure being caused by the screens on both ends of the cold waterline being clogged by sediment or one of the solinoids for the water inlet is bad. try removing cold water hose and cleaning both screens if that doesnt help youll need a solinoid
Posted on Nov 20, 2007
SOURCE: Fabric Softener Won't Dispense
The fabric softener dispenser is notorious for clogging. Liquid fabric softener is essentially a liquid form of wax. After a period of time it begins to gunk up the inside of the fabric softener dispenser. If you remove the dispenser drawer and look into the cavity, there should be a series of holes in the upper part of the compartment where water sprays into all the dispenser trays. These holes get gunked up and clogged and water will not dispense properly. As a result, the washer goes through a complete cycle, but the dispenser stays full. If this is the case, you can take some cotton swabs and/or toothpicks and clean these holes real good. It may be a bit meticulous, but it should take care of the problem. Post back and let me know if this helps.
Posted on Feb 11, 2008
What type of water hoses are hooked up to it? If you have the flood safe hoses with the check valve in them then there isn't enough water pressure to distribute the softener.
Posted on Jun 11, 2008
Not sure if you already did this, but try pulling the face plates off inside the dispencer and take it to the sink and run very hot water into the "stand pipe" that projects off the back of the face plate to make sure they are clear and no old crusty products are in the hole.. Then put them back in and push down hard and make sure they are fully seated.
If the plates are loose and not seated or clogged, there will be little or no siphon effect to draw the fluids out of the dispenser. At least thats how it seems to work
Also, if you pull the top off the washer, there is an adjustment on top of the dispenser to adjust the dispensing ratios I believe.
I just did that procedure the other day on my machine and the wife said it works good now.
Let me know it it works for you, I was wondering if it was just a coincidence.
Posted on Jan 16, 2009
have you checked the belt to see if it came off or maybe broke off,if its not the belt then maybe the motor whent bad or needs reset,that just some of the possibilitys you might want to check,some motors have a reset butten on thim
Posted on Mar 01, 2009
Remove soap drawer completely from washer, and thoroughly clean all parts of it, paticularly the conditioner compartment..
Get a piece of stiff wire, and make a right angled bend in the end of it, then poke the wire into all the holes in the top of the soap drawer compartment to clear any possible blockage.
This should solve the prob.
Please rate my solution.
Posted on May 20, 2009
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