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Repeating cycles When the timer on my washer reaches about 39 min, it will get down to 36 min and then go back to 39 min. It does this anywhere between 3 - 6 times. Is this normal?

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  • Anonymous Jan 28, 2008

    GE GCVH6260HWW Front Load Washer


    I am experiencing the same problem with my new washer (delivered Dec. 2007). It starts spinning and stops after reaching medium speed. Timer goes back up... it does this from 3 to 5 times, regardless of cycle used and amount of clothes in washer. The noise also increases when draining. One technician told me the control panel might need to be changed, another said this was normal when off balance... to be continued.

  • lynn1028 Feb 11, 2008

    Hi there, I am having the exact same problem, I have a technician coming on Wednesday to take a look at it. This morning I did a load of laundry and it took over 2 hours to finish, talk about ridiculous!!

    I will keep you posted on what happens

  • LGBolton Feb 25, 2008

    I also have the same problem. It seems to happen when I am doing a colors/normal load. Once it hits 39 mins it will keep readjusting time time. A wash can take almost 2 hours to complete. If I do the same type of load (towel, jeans) and put the setting on speed wash it will finish in the correct time. Any ideas?

  • LGBolton May 11, 2010

    I have the same problem. I find this happens on the Colors/Normal cycle most often. Once the cycle hits 39 mins the timer will readjust many times. This causes the wash to be completed in 2 hours! I found if I put the same type of load (jeans, towels) on the Speed Wash setting the timing is more percise. Any thoughts?

  • lynn1028 May 11, 2010

    Has anyone have any new information regarding this problem??



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I had the same problem but I also had a leak after the 3rd Tec to come and look at it I was there and watched him he opened the front and all the electrical was under water and the front panel was starting to rust (where the screws hold the cover on) well call after call I finely got a new one and there is no more 2 hr washes on a extra extra good note its been 2 months and they have not come to pick up the old one :-))) a 2 hr wash time is not normal as i have found out with this new washer

Posted on Mar 21, 2008


I had a technician come to see my washer today and I was told this is normal, these machines have many sensors and if they are not balanced to spin they stop and redistribute the load to it can spin balanced. It is also normal for a load to take up to 2 hours to complete if the load if big with larger items such as towels, jeans etc.

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