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GE WBVH6240FWW pause/drain problem

Washer pauses at 30 and 8 minutes left in cycle and does not spin completely. Items are soaked at end of cycle. Any advice is appreciated.

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  • Anonymous Apr 05, 2008

    If I perform a speed wash it cycles fine, and all other washes the machine will pause and unlock the door and you must hit the pause/lock button to resume the cycle. Even after this the clothes will not be completely spun out.

  • sidsmommy3 May 11, 2008

    I had the same problem. Took the bottom off and cleaned out the filter and my husband took the pump apart and repaired it. I am keeping my fingers crossed now!

  • bicyclejim Oct 16, 2008

    Yes, very annoying as adds much time to do one load of laundry. You'd expect wash to be finished when you go downstairs, but multiple trips down just to hit the pause/start button again. Tried the rinse/spin cycle, but sometimes this takes 30 min (not the 15 as timer indicates). Just a pain!

  • Anonymous Dec 07, 2008

    same problem....how to get to the filter and repair the pump?



  • masterfool Jan 26, 2009

    We have been dealing with this for weeks, with the problem getting gradually worse and worse. Rinse and spin worked for a while, then we had to add one or two drain and spins. Now, the washer will simply not complete a cycle. I wonder if it is a programming glitch on the mother board?

  • Anonymous Mar 10, 2009

    Me too... the darn thing used to work just fine. We haven't even owned it a year.

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2009

    I had a similar problem that it stopped before the cycle ended. It left one minute and at times it would not start at all. I unplugged the machine for a few hours and it would eventually start again. The repariman came and he found that the large grey rubber gasket had a tear on it. He replaced it and said water was shorting the electrical wiring. Seems to be working fine so far. Check your seals for starters.

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I had the same problem for months. Load would pause all the time and items would be soaked. Today it wouldn't do anything and I found out that it was a drainage problem. I called the warranty department and they scheduled a service but warned me that if the problem was caused by debris in the sytem, I would be charged for it. So, I took the job on and finished with like new results after about 4 hours of work. First the pump filter was nasty(batteries, coins, a wrench, hair,etc.), so I emptied and rinsed. Unplug machine. Take off lower front panel (3 screws) and the turn the pump cleanout knob counterclockwise about 2 turns. Have something ready to catch water. Put back in and test machine. If that doesn't work, you will have to clean your pump. Repeat the same drainage process with pump cleanout knob, take hoses off from pump (to the right side of pump cleanout tube), disconnect wiring, remove both screws holding the cleanout tube and pump to the frame and remove assembly out of washer. Remove the 3 screws on the back of pump. Take a flat screwdriver and pry the impeller from the body of the pump(pry carefully because you don't want to mess up the o-ring). Once you have the impeller out, clean impeller and inside of pump casing.(Don't get the electical portion wet!). Put everything back together and test. That is everything I had to do. It sounds hard but it really isn't. Remember to disconnect power from the machine before working on it. You don't want water from the pump cleanout spraying all over the place, the machine has an internal ground and you may become one if your not careful. Our machine is working awesome, my wife is not yelling no more, and I really hope this helps somebody out there. Good luck.

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It is the pump filter. I removed the three screws from the lower front panel and directly behind is the access port for the filter. Keep in mind that there will likely be a lot of washer water behind this clog; one bucket full in my case (I know this because I had to mop it off the floor...sigh). After cleaning, the machine started draining as good as new. No more indefinite pauses.

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WOW..... That was the easiest repair that I have ever had to do.... We were having the same problems with the washer pausing and have wet clothes when the washer got done. (if it would after prolonged time). The filter was gloged with all kinds of stuff.. But I only made 67 cents.... The screws are on the bottom front down at floor level... you don't even have to move the washer to clean the filter... Had it done in about 15 min. I want to thank everybody above with the info..
B.A. Murray Beaverton, OR

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Need a little extra money? Clothes coming out soaking wet and not rinsing properly? I just read the posts on this issue and cleaned my washer's drain filter. I'm now $4.98 richer. I also found three pencils, kids of course, one class ring, key chain and a pair of finger nail clippers. I won't mention the other nasty stuck in the filter.

Don't forget to have something to catch the water when you loosen the drain filter. I used a sauce pan.

Good as new and no repair bill. I'm going to Taco Bell for lunch with my $4.98.

Posted on Nov 24, 2009

  • mjcongleton Nov 13, 2010

    Thanks for the help. I lost the lottery, though, because I only ended up with 5 cents.

    I am amazed that this easy solution is not mentioned anywhere in the owners manual.

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OMG--I found three rotten pencils--2 live bullets and about half a dozen hair bands-and 69 cents---very easy to clean--the hardest part was getting the front cover back on--I cleaned all the hoses earlier and that didn't make any different-and I found this site--Thanks!!!!

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  • Scott Easton Apr 16, 2012

    Awesome!! I bought mine today off Craigslist. I paid $80 for it WITH the pedistal. It randomly paused, and the first load came out still dripping wet. I found this and IT WORKS JUST LIKE NEW!! I'm not the big winner when it comes to finding money in the trap, I only found a penny, but look at what I paid for it!

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I need to say thank you to the solutions above. I just did mine after looking through manual that says nothing on this.............. I found toothpick,paperclips,air rifle plastic balls,hair clips,rust off husbands work clothes , screw,and lots of fuzz and hair. I feel great right now. Saved so much money from having to call repair or buy new... Thank you again....

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