After months or working perfectly, the washer started doing odd things. On any of the cycles except "quick wash" it runs slowly, turning in one direction only instead of stopping and reversing, and periodically it pauses itself then shuts down. After 2 or 3 restarts the cycle starts working again. What's going on??
Check the cold water line into the unit. Remove the hose from the washer and clean the screen. flush the line while it is disconnected into a bucket or small garbage can. Your washer wont advance without a fill and most fills/rinses are with cold water
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Hello Welcome to fixya. I'm Huuum and happy to assist you,
The washer is equipped with a lid switch failure detector. If the lid switch
should malfunction, the detector will stop operations for your safety.
First,turn the control dial to proper cycle and pull dial out to start the washer. If equipped with buttons, be sure they are fully depressed. Close lid and pull dial out to start the washer. For your safety, washer will not agitate or spin unless the lid is closed. The washer is equipped with a lid switch failure detector. If the lid switch should malfunction, the detector will stop operations for your safety. Call for service. Pauses are normal. Wait and see if the washer will start again.
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I am having the same problem w/ our brand new front loader washer, it pauses constantly, and even when I can get the load to finish, I have to drain and spin atleast 3 x before I can even attempt to put in dryer, at this point it is taking me hours to do one load of laundry!!
Ugh-- Service man is coming tomorrow, so I will share what I learn...
Could be a bad clutch or transmission. I would either call a tech or get a new washer (these newer GE models don't seem to be very reliable, go for a Whirlpool/Kenmore model next time).
Here are breakdown diagrams for your washer: http://www.appliancepartspros.com/partsearch/model.aspx?model_id=230151
Hope this helps,