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GE Spacemaker (Portable/Apartment NOT Stacker) will NOT Spin or Drain

Hi There, I just got a GE spacemaker Portable (apartment) washer. ALL digital functions work, washes fine, BUT it does NOT spin OR DRAIN!...NOW I am a lurker here & you group of experts helped us fix our last "old school" portable washer, the lid switch was broken. Hubby replaced (or bypassed, not sure) it & we were washing like never before thanks to you all here!! Now, we do NOT suspect this is the same & I will tell you why... The lid on this unit MUST close in order to not receive messages etc, and for the washer to even work the lid MUST be closed. SO.... Unless we are wrong, we are assuming it is something else since all of the lid sensor's functions work just fine! It does absolutely NOTHING, no water drains, no nada, so hubby, who is VERY mechanically inclined has asked me to request your knowledge!! An input would be appreciated!! Our best in 2013!! Christina & Juan

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  • C Arroyo Jan 06, 2013

    Thanks all, It is NOT the hose, put it in a bucket & it drained...Ron, not Curdy here, but May I ask WHY/on what basis you believe it is the lid switch, as I stated we have had a lid switch problem before & THIS is NOTHING similar!?? Mohammed, Any idea where I can get a diagram/instruction/etc to see where these components are for Fuses/heating element/how to put in diagnostic mode etc...Any help is GREATLY appreciated!!

  • C Arroyo Jan 06, 2013

    OK, as my title says this is NOT The stacked model, it is the Portable/apartment WASHER NOT a washer/dryer duo, so thanks Maytag, but not the same model...MOhammed, you sound like you know what my next step is, PLEASE post back!!

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First thin I would try is to check your thermal fuse for continuity. Its located on the tunnel that incases the heasting element.

Try putting the machine into diagnostic mode. If it won't enter diagnostic mode, then you need to replace the main control board.

You also want to check the drain hose, the end of the hose is tapperd and tends to collect lint. Run a coat hanger up the hose and see if you can fish something out also check that belt.

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