Question about GE Washing Machines
2-3 year old GE top washer WHDRR418G0WW. Can not push in selector to advance to another cycle. For example it has stopped after completing a wash cycle. We would push in and advance to do another wash and pull to start. It does not allow us to to push in.
My husband and son are good at fixing things if it is not too complicated and in need of special tools. I do not want to throw good money after bad.
I checked out a few front loading machines. I will stay away from GE and check out Consumer Reports if we go in that direction.
Thanks for your help........................Linda
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I believe the selector knob on a Whirpool just has to be turned counter-clockwise with the selector pushed in. It will spin off the shaft and then the outer indicator dial will pull off. The shaft also has a keyed slot that will only allow the dial to be removed and installed one way, so there should be no question as to how it goes back on.
Was there a reason as to why you are removing the washer selector knob? If this is a simple matter of replacing a broken water temperature selector, you shouldn't have to remove any of the control knobs to gain access to the selector. The entire front panel comes off by removing the screws holding it in place. That way you can access the broken selector from behind the front panel much easier. Just remove the panel right above the washer top (under the dryer) and it should expose the front panel mounting screws. Remove these screws and the front panel comes off. Just make sure the unit is unplugged before you begin. I hope this helps you. Let me know if you need further assistance.
Posted on Apr 22, 2008
the hose from the drum to the pump, and from the pump to the drain, are at the front,
Movement of the drum during wash cycles, wears the short hose between drum and pump and it develops cracks, eventually a wash load of any size will finally cause one of the cracks to penetrate through the rubber, and constant drip occurs.
Its an easy fix, no more than screwdrivers needed.
the local parts guy will have the hose, even if it is labelled ge frididaire whirlpool the same hose is common to many makes and models
(do not dislodge the water level sensing hose or we'll be back to fix it later, hinges are plastic, dont bust em)
(note position for reinstall)
replace cracked and crazed hoses.
reassemble in reverse order
Posted on Oct 13, 2008
Had the same problem, this fixed it!
Posted on Oct 31, 2008
sounds like drain is plugged. this is a fairly easy fix,and you actually get paid to do it. unscrew the bottom panel of your washer should be 3 screws on the very bottom then you will see a white plug that is about 2 1/2" unscrew it (make sure you have a bowl under it water will leak ) and pull it out. this is where you get paid you will find all kinds of change and junk just clean it out reinstall and your clothes will be a lot drier after the spin cycle
Posted on Mar 30, 2009
My machine is doing just the same! It is about the same age as yours. I cannot believe this is it working properly, but the manufacurers are no help.
I am seriously thinking of getting rid of it, and would be loathe to touch an LG again.
Posted on Oct 08, 2010
Tips for a great answer:
Apr 13, 2011 | GE WHDRR418GWW 35 cu. ft. Washer
Setting the Controls
Use the Suggested Fabric and Cycle Settings guide ~ Select Rinse Temperature.
to help you make the proper selections.
~ Select Wash Spin Speed.
~ Push Cycle Selector knob in and turn clockwise to
your selected wash setting. If you wish to change setting
~ Select Water Level. ~ Pull Cycle Selector knob + START out to start the washer.
SMALL: Washer is less than 1/3 full of clothes.
MEDIUM: Between 1/3 and 1/2 full.
LARGE: Between 1/2 and 2/3 full.
This washer will pretty much take anything you can throw at it. It was a competetor of the Maytag large capacity washers. As long as you follow the loading guide above you are not going to hurt it.
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