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Washer won't turn on or door lock cycle display flashes

My GE Elite HE3 washer won't turn on and the door won't lock. The cycle display flashes. Have tried all the cycles. Have tried unplugging washing machine to reset control panel

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  • Anonymous Jan 23, 2009

    My washing machine will not start. The door lock tries to lock but just makes three soft clicking sounds. I tried unplugging but still continues to have problem and displays "door locked" despite the door not being locked.

  • Anonymous Jan 26, 2009

    My washer is buzzing at me 3 times when the door tries to lock. I hope this is covered under the warranty since I have only had it for 8 months.

  • intouchwithu May 02, 2009

    I have the same problem...panel says my door is locked but it isn't....my gasket tore and possibly water leaked into door lock and damaged it....

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It appears your timer has failed in this instance.

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see this causes and fix it. God bless you
Incoming Power Problem If the washer won't start check to see if there is power at the electrical outlet which the washer is plugged into. Plug a lamp or radio into the outlet to check it. If the outlet is dead, check the circuit breakers or fuses for the home.

Power Cord If the washer won't start, check to be sure there is power to the electrical outlet for the home. If that is OK, the power cord itself might be defective. This is rare. You can check the power cord with an Ohm meter for continuity.
User Control and Display Board If the washer won't start, the user control and display board may be defective. Check for power to the washer first.



Timer If the washer won't start the timer might be defective. This part is often misdiagnosed, check other components before replacing this timer.



Line Fuse If the washer won't start the line fuse might have blown.



Thermal Fuse If the washer won't start the thermal fuse may have blown. It can be tested for continuity. Watch our fuse testing video for more information.



Line Fuse and Holder If the washer won't start the line fuse might have blown, or the line fuse holder might be damaged and need to be replaced.

Main Control Board If the washer won't start the main control board might be defective. This is not common. Check other parts and causes first.



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Door Lock Motor and Switch Assembly If the washer won't start the door lock assembly should be checked. The door lock can fail either mechanically or electrically. Test any switches on the door lock with an Ohm meter. The switches should have continuity according to their design.
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If the washer won't start check to see if there is power at the electrical outlet which the washer is plugged into. Plug a lamp or radio into the outlet to check it. If the outlet is dead, check the circuit breakers or fuses for the home.
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If the washer won't start the lid switch assembly might be defective. This is a very common problem. The lid switch assembly can fail either mechanically or electrically. Test any electrical switches with an Ohm meter for continuity. The switches should have continuity according to their design.
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