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GE WBVH6240 Have GE WBVH 6240, historically, aside from "violently" shaking during spin mode has worked well - it's 18 months old. During "stain wash" mode, the washer would not go into spin cyle. While it will fill and rinse, when it attempts to go into spin, it stops functioning, and actually sounded like it was making a "sparking" noise in bottom right hand side internally and the motor/pump sounded like it was humming. Obviously, it's out of warranty, any suggestions would be appreciated before I drop a couple hundred bucks on repair - GE wants $80 just for a tech to walk in my front door which doesn't include any time or materials. Is this going to get expensive?

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  • jeffward Jan 27, 2008

    Thanks for the quick response, and most likely a solution as there was a tremendous amount of lint, coins, etc... in there. Interestingly, my manual says nothing about this. New manual on GE's site indicates that it can be cleaned but does not provide instructions.



    Anyway, quick question, when the filter is replaced does the tray with holes go toward the top or the bottom?


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Disconnect power to machine,
Drain all the water you can.
Remove the bottom access panel ( 3 screws on bottom plate)
open the large plastic filter in center
have a tray and towels to catch the water,
remove all clogging material,
look in with a light and turn the pump , it should turn freely.

Posted on Jan 27, 2008

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    Karl Whisenand Jan 27, 2008

    once the filter is tightened it will face the pump to keep out objects from the impellers.

  • Katie Sullvian Feb 01, 2013

    This advise just saved me $150. Karl Whisenand, as far as I'm concerned, you're my favorite thing about the internet! Thank you!

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All,
There are three screws under the plate beneath the door. Remove these three screws and remove panel. Immediately you will see a removeable plug about 2 1/2" in diameter made of white plastic. This is where your problem lies (or at least one of them). CAUTION - before you remove this plug, put a bucket under it because water will come out. After you unscrew the plug completely, pull it out toward you. You will no doubt find many items that washed out of your cloths. I found legos and coins tangles up with strigs and lint. The entire area was completely plugged. The coins were probably the source af the stains we had on our cloths as they were all black from the water and soap.

The pump on mine burned out and I am trying to replace it. Then I will sell this junker.

I hope this helps some of you. Please advise.

Posted on Aug 11, 2008

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