Question about GE Washing Machines
I was experiencing problems with FE flashing during the middle of the wash cycle. I discovered that is I pause the washer and turn it back on the FE clears but it now seems to be skipping about 10 minutes of the wash cycle. What could cause that? How can I fix it?
My name is Peter. I am a retired field service appliance technician.
The model number you have given is for a LG washer.
Anyway, you have a draining problem. FE = Fill Error. Your washer will not fill if it has not drained.
To fix the issue you will have to remove both the washer top and front cover to access the problem components.
Before the start of any work disconnect the washer power!
1.) Pump & or Pump housing is plugged up.
You will need to remove and clean these components:
Part Number 4681EA2001D - $57.00
On this component to check if the pump has failed you will need a multi-meter. Set the meter on the lowest Ohms. Disconnect the wire leads to the pump. Put one meter lead on one pump contact and the other lead on the other contact. If the pump is good the meter should read '0'. Perform this after cleaning.
Clean the pump housing
Check the drain switch.
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Part number 6600FA1704X - $24.00
You will need a multi-meter as described above to check this component.
Hopefully, you are just plugged up.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Had the same problem, this fixed it!
Posted on Oct 31, 2008
SOURCE: GE Front load washer WCHVH 6260F
I had the same problem.....The start/pause button would flash during a cycle and the washer would not finish the cycle. After reading on this forum that there is a filter/strainer inline with the drain, I tried this solution.
Remove the (3) screws that hold the lower front panel (Just below the door)
Once the panel is removed, you should see a white plastic strainer hooked to the washer drain.
Please a large bowl under the opening and unscrew the knob/handle, pull the filter/strainer out and clean all of the lint/trash out of this area.
My filter/strainer was clogged with a baby sock, 2 doilies, a fewe pennies, 2 dimes and lot's of lint.
I believe all of this debris was causing musty odors in the machine as the lint would stink due to dampness.
Once I cleared out this filter/strainer the problem and my odors went away
I wish GE would add this "EASY" step into the owners manual for proper care and maintenace.
Thank you for letting me know about this filter/strainer as it did resolve my problem
Posted on Jan 26, 2009
SOURCE: GE WSSH300G0WW front load washer
Had same problem with GE wssh300 front load washer. Removed two screws from front bottom panel (under washer front). Pulled off panel, loosened screw from a seal ring on the rubber flex hose going to a 4" square plastic housing. Reached down inside and found a ton of lint (probaby a 2" balls worth) jamming outlet. Removed lint an works geat. Very easy to do by tilting front of washer up and putting supports under front to keep elevated. Be careful to make sure supports are sturdy washer can't dop when servicing.
Posted on Aug 25, 2009
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.
Posted on Sep 04, 2009
This is exactly what my machine was doing, as well. I fixed it by cleaning out the filter in front of the water pump.
Searching here, I found that you can remove the lower front panel (three screws along the bottom edge is all it takes) to get to the filter. With the panel removed, you'll see a round white plastic cover (about 3-4 inches diameter) that screws out. Get a bucket under the cover to catch the water that's in it (could be 2 quarts or more) and unscrew the cover.
The cover pulls out, revealing that is actually a screw-in plastic strainer. I found tons of coins, broken pens, paper clips, etc. in mine when I did this. A lot will be deep inside the black rubber hose that connects this filter housing to the washer drum. You can rake the stuff out with a bent wire clothes hanger. Shaking the black hose will help hurry the junk along and out of your machine. Screw the cover back on after the clean out and your machine should go back to normal.
Thinking about it, front loaders will have lots of small items flushed into the pump compared to top loaders. Coins you alway found in the bottom of the drum in a top loader, they all wind up in the filter of a front loader. And once it slow the drainage to a crawl the machine will shut down multiple times when it can't drain the water out completely, and it will never step up to it's max spin speed with all that water still in the drum.
Posted on Nov 30, 2009
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