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GE washing machine does not run, gives humming noise

Washing machine does not run, gives humming noise, right from start of cycle.

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  • Anonymous Jan 04, 2009

    1 and 3 are not the problem.  How do I fix 2?  This machine is new to me (renting a new place) and this has happened several times already.  I have no idea what or how he issue resolved before, but I have successfully washed several loads.

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A washing machine is a simple product.

When trouble shooting anything you have to know what is supposed to do and what is it not doing.

At the begining of a washing machine cycle the machine fills with water until a switch is made telling the machine it is full and ready to agitate. Since it never fills it will stick in that part of the cycle.

When you start a cycle and no water enters the drum you have one of three problems:

1. The water supply is shut off.
2. The solenoid valve that supplies the water is not opening.
3. No power to the washing machine.

Since you are hearing a hum, the machine seems to be trying to activate that valve,
The humming noise comes from the electromagnetic field that activates the valve,

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