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Washer not completing cycle, washer stops and unlocks door, pause button flashes after draining. ge washer

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  • mamamyslave Jan 30, 2009

    My Admiral washer machine is 1 yr. old and the water starts off strong and then trinkles out. Then the machine stops at the rinse cycle andn doesn't finish.

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Unlocking your washer so it actually works.


If the green cycle light is flashing on then off, this usually means the cycle is paused. The lid lock should unlock when in pause mode, if not you will need to press and hold the "Pause/Play" button to clear the cycle completely, if there is water in the unit, it will drain first, then unlock the lid and be on standby to start a new cycle. Pleazer Appliance...

Apr 13, 2014 | Amana NTW4700YQ Top Load Washer NTW4700YQ

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The door wont open . I have tried to put it on for a cycle and you can here the the water for around 5 seconds then it stops and does nothing.


Check and make sure your pump or filter is not clogged, then next I would suspect you have a faulty door lock mechanism
More common issues with the door lock.
Is water hooked up to the washer?

The door will remained locked while draining water. If during installation the washer was plugged in and turned on without water hoses attached, the washer may attempt to drain for 8 minutes before the door unlocks. Let the washer run until the door unlocks. Do not turn off the washer or unplug the washer.
Does water remain in the washer after the final spin?

If water remains in the washer after the final spin, then the door will not unlock. Select Drain/Spin or Spin Only to remove any remaining water from the washer. The door should unlock at the end of the cycle. For models that have Rinse/Drain & Spin, push the Extra Rinse button to turn off the rinse to remove excess water.
Is the door locked and the Add A Garment light on?

If the Add A Garment light is on, then the washer door will unlock after the Pause/Cancel button is pressed once. Pressing the Start button will restart the washer at the same point where it left off in the cycle.
Is the door locked and the Add A Garment light off?

If the Add A Garment light is off, then the washer door will unlock after the Pause/Cancel button is pressed twice. The door will not immediately unlock while the cycle is running due to a possible high-water level in the washer, high-water temperature, tumbling or spinning. It may take up to five minutes for the washer to stop spinning and draining before the door will unlock. You will hear the door click when it unlocks.
Trying to gain access into a locked door can be a bit frustrating. Upon researching your question I found some links that may help you unlock your washer door. I attached all links below. I hope this helps!
http://www.managemylife.com/mmh/questions/204092-how-do-i-get-the-door-open-on-my-kenmore-washer

http://www.managemylife.com/mmh/questions/220303-does-front-loader-door-open http://www.managemylife.com/mmh/questions/134692-why-wont-the-door-open-on-my-kenmore-frontloading-washer

Jun 10, 2011 | Washing Machines

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Have a new ge WCVH6800 front load washer. Power was interrupted during washing cycle. Machine now stays in drain mode, stops after 3 minutes, door unlocks and start/ pause button flashes. How do you...


Hello there and welcome to fixya
You may want to try unplugging the machine for a minimum of 2 hours to let the internal cpu to reset itself then plug it back in then press the mode button then try to lock the door and it should be ok after that ok please inform me how this goes there is more we can do for this ok
Best regards Michael

Feb 28, 2010 | General Electric WCVH6800J Front Load...

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Ge front load washer won't go into rinse cycle.


Check the cold water hose. My brand new machine had this behavior until I discovered a kink in the cold water hose - works great now.

Jun 03, 2009 | GE WSXH208A Front Load Washer

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I wanted to take some clothes out during the cycle but don't know how to stop it properly and get the door unlocked


your mach depending on model and cycle selected has a 3 to 5min "add a garment" feature.that means in the 1st 3-5mins of cycles when add a garment light is lit you may hit pause button once and the mach will stop and unlock door.after add a gament light is off,if u hit pause the cycle the mach will drain water and reset cycle..hope this helps

Mar 29, 2009 | Kenmore 42822 Front Load Washer

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Control lock light will not go off.


Do you have any error codes?

Does water remain in the washer after the final spin?
If water remains in the washer after the final spin, then the door will not unlock. Drain/Spin or Spin Only to remove any remaining water from the washer. The door should unlock at the end of the cycle.
Is the door locked and the Add A Garment light on?
If the Add A Garment light is on, then the washer door will unlock after the Pause/Cancel button is pressed once. Pressing the Start button will restart the washer at the same point where it left off in the cycle.
Is the door locked and the Add A Garment light off?
If the Add A Garment light is off, then the washer door will unlock after the Pause/Cancel button is pressed twice. The door will not immediately unlock while the cycle is running due to a possible high-water level in the washer, high-water temperature, tumbling or spinning. It may take up to five minutes for the washer to stop spinning and draining before the door will unlock. You will hear the door click when it unlocks.
If Pause/Cancel does not work:
  1. Unplug washer or disconnect power for one minute.
  2. Plug in washer or reconnect power.
  3. Re-select the cycle and press Start.
NOTE: If the error remains on the display, call for service.

Dec 19, 2008 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

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Control Lock


Does water remain in the washer after the final spin?
If water remains in the washer after the final spin, then the door will not unlock. Drain/Spin or Spin Only to remove any remaining water from the washer. The door should unlock at the end of the cycle.
Is the door locked and the Add A Garment light on?
If the Add A Garment light is on, then the washer door will unlock after the Pause/Cancel button is pressed once. Pressing the Start button will restart the washer at the same point where it left off in the cycle.
Is the door locked and the Add A Garment light off?
If the Add A Garment light is off, then the washer door will unlock after the Pause/Cancel button is pressed twice. The door will not immediately unlock while the cycle is running due to a possible high-water level in the washer, high-water temperature, tumbling or spinning. It may take up to five minutes for the washer to stop spinning and draining before the door will unlock. You will hear the door click when it unlocks.

Dec 19, 2008 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

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Reset wash cycle


Changing Cycles, Options and Modifiers
Not all Options and Modifiers are available with all cycles. Cycles,
Options and Modifiers can be changed anytime before HOLD TO
START is selected.
Options and Modifiers can be changed anytime after HOLD TO
START is selected and before the start of the selected Option or
Modifier.
To cancel a cycle and select a new cycle
1.
Select PAUSE/CANCEL twice.
2. Select desired cycle.
3. Select the desired OPTIONS.
4. Select HOLD TO START (for approximately 1 second) to
restart the washer at the beginning of the new cycle.
To cancel a cycle
1.
Select PAUSE/CANCEL twice.
2. The washer powers down, the door unlocks, and clothes can
be removed.
NOTE: If the water level or the temperature is too high, the
washer will drain automatically before the door unlocks.
To change Options or Modifiers after the cycle has started
1.
Select PAUSE/CANCEL.
2. Select the desired OPTIONS or MODIFIERS.
3. Select HOLD TO START (for approximately 1 second) to
continue the cycle.
To drain the washer manually
1.
Select PAUSE/CANCEL.
2. Select DRAIN/SPIN.
3. Select HOLD TO START (for approximately 1 second) to
begin the drain.
4. When the spin is complete, the door unlocks. Items can be
removed from the washer.

Nov 23, 2008 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

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Ge front load washer model WSXH208A Will not spin


Mine kept stopping mid cycle also, pouring water on the floor, then the start/pause button flashed and the door unlocked. I found the solution to clean the lint filter on the GE Adora. Go to http://www.instructables.com/id/GE-Adora-Lint-Filter-Cleanout/?download=pdf

I just did this and my washer is now running instead of the flashing start/pause and door unlocking. It was fairly easy. Make sure you have towels and a flat pan to catch the water if you don't have the machine on a riser. There may be water inside so a wet vac may be helpful too. Once my washer finishes what was in it, I have these funky towels to clean. You'll be very surprised what you find in the filter! Best of luck!

Oct 13, 2008 | GE WSXH208A Front Load Washer

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