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Washer Overflows Fills with water, but never switches to agitating mode. It overflows.

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This is joyce
Go to Ge.com and download the manal to the washer you have put in your model # and download the paperwork, it sounds like the switch that controls the cycles. you have to remove the back to get to this switch but you may want to inquire about this from some one that has done this before. you can get this part from a part store that sells part in your are that works on washers and dryers.
if you need any help finding help let me know
thanks
joyce

Posted on Feb 07, 2009

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