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Washer dysfunction When I toggle the electronic switch to start the washer, it turns on, and at first it made a clicking sound, but did not start. Now it makes no sound and still doesn't start, but the green lights do come on and if I leave the switch on the on position, they progress to the next light, etc. I have attempted to unplug and plug back in without results. Thank you for your time, Ryndy

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Hello, not an expert on the subject, but have a little experience with a ge top load that might help further you along with your troubleshooting. I discovered by removing the top control panel, there is a service guide. On the service guide, you will find the instructions to activate each mode to test its fuctioning. If I were to take a guess, I would say either the microprocessor is not functioning properly or a bad drive motor.

Good luck.......

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