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GE washer fills up with water and drains but nothing else

My washer will fill up with water and drains but it will not agitate or spin out. Does not seem to be leaking anything and tried the suggested unplug for 2 minutes plug back in and open/close lid 7 times to try and reset the electric motor. I have not checked the belt yet but are there any other things to look for? It is getting power as all the LED lights come on.

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  • Tyler McMackin Dec 09, 2012

    So after a little further digging I have done the following. First, I took off the hose for the water level device. I put a wire down in the device on the left side of the tub, I blew in the hose and it was making the click sound up on the control panel area. I ran the spin cycle and after that I tried running a normal cycle on it. Same thing was going on, it will continously drain while the maching is attempting to fill. Second, I tested the lid close switch, I was seeing -15.14m ohms closed and -2.989m ohms when it was open. Figure that must be working correctly so I checked the water level switch. I was getting .8 ohm when normal, I then blew in the hose (to trip the switch) and I was getting 30.2 ohms. I also tested it with the lid open and I was getting .7 ohms normal then when I blew in the hose I was getting 39.9 ohms, again this was with the lid open. I figured that was working correctly. Third, I tested the synchronous drain pump. I was getting correct voltage from the wires, when it was off I had a reading of 53.2 volts going to the drain pump, when I turned the spin cycle on I was able to read 121.7 volts. While I had the drain pump off I turned on the washer with the pump plugged in and during spin cycle the drain pump would work and when it was set to fill the pump would shut off. This indicates to me that the drain pump is working correctly. However, nocited that when I took the drain hose off and looked at the drain pump housing (that holds the two hoses on the pump) I noticed that there was nothing to really block/close the water from draining. Should the drain pump extend to close off the flow? I am currently researching the Hanning Elektro-Werke website and not fining much information as to if the pump will extend in that housing to close off the flow. All it does is spin the little fan pump to expel the water through the housing, but again it does not extend to trap the water in the tub. Maybe this is normal and I am not looking in the correct place. Is there some type of valve or servo that will trap the water so it does not drain continously? I am coming up empty handed on this. Any suggestions anyone can give me would be great. I appreciate everyone that is trying to help out.....

  • Tyler McMackin Dec 09, 2012

    I should ad that I put it into field service mode and when the knob was roughly between 270-300(degrees) (perhaps knob position 8) the number 6 LED was on. With the field service mode ledgend it tells me it would be 'spin' as the error. I treid to reset/delete the error but was unable to do so. An automated solution below indicates possiable pressure switch, I am going to try to find this and test it and go from there.

  • Tyler McMackin Dec 09, 2012

    Well problem fixed. I do indeed get the award. After hours of testing all of the components for continuity and ohm resistance I was still stumped about the fact that there was no valve/stop to stop water from going by the drain pump. I finally realized it was due to the fact I had the drain tube running on the floor to the floor drain. I did not have it brought up to my drain tub or to a different drain. Since it was not elevated it just kept draining. Thank you everyone for viewing and trying to figure it out. I hope if someone else has this same issue they will run across my dumb experience before spending hours trying to figure out what is the issue....

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What is the complete model number of the unit?

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  • Tyler McMackin Dec 08, 2012

    It is a GE WCRE6270D and on another sticker it shows 'WCRE6270DCC'. I am about to look into what may be going on with it. All of the information I have up to this point came from my wife. I guess she was saying that the washing machine would just fill with water and continue to drain, the tub would not really fill up. I am not sure if a valve or servo is stuck open or if the electronic board is not working correctly and not telling the drain valve/servo to close. I am just about to dig into it now and see if I can dig up any more information that may be helpful or maybe I can find the solution. I by no means am a appliance repair person but I am very mechanical and can figure out most things, however, appliances are not thing. Any help would be great and appreciated. Thank you in advance for your time and knowledge.

  • Tyler McMackin Dec 09, 2012

    Quick update. Checked the continuity in the pressure switch. My multimeter beeps when I have the probes on the spade terminals, when I blow in the hose to "trip" the switch it no longer beeps. Is this my issue? Do I just need to replace it and I will be good? I am still confused as to why it continues to drain even when the drain pump is not running.

  • Richard Roth
    Richard Roth Dec 09, 2012

    The pressure switch is good. Is the water being pumped out or is it siphoning out? The drain line should be higher then the tub.

  • Richard Roth
    Richard Roth Dec 09, 2012

    I thought that was it. I'm glad you have it fixed and thanks for using FixYa!

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Hello, your problem is going to be with the lids switch, in this machine it is going to be a magnetic contact. You can confirm this my pulling the front panel off and accessing the wireing to the lids switch, If you have electrical knowledge bypass the lid switch using a wire nut and run the machine. If all is ok make sure you relpace the lid switch since it is there for a reason. If you have any other questions or concerns please feel free to comment again. Good Luck!!!

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