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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? my washer will not drain out the water i checked the pipes and the pump but still wont drain....why?

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  • Anonymous May 04, 2008

    Same problem......

    Check this web site:
    http://www.allpar.com/fix/GE-washing-mac...

    I'm tearing mine down now

    Dave

  • shu0106 May 05, 2008

    I've got the same problem after I tried to wash the bath mats....  


    The machine won't spin.

  • lostinvegas May 30, 2008

    same problem.

  • suzycue Jun 01, 2008

    Hi,
    I bought a GE washer Model WBVH6240 about 2 years ago. Aside from poor spin out from time to time, it has worked ok. It has been giving me a lot of trouble spinning out, cycle pauses itself many times, won't drain out. I tried stopping and restarting it to coax it into working. Finally it stopped spinning out at all. I removed the wet clothes and tested to see if it would spin out with no clothes in it, but it didn't. Now any cycle I put it on, the door locked light comes on, the tub spins once in one direction, than does 1/2 spin in the opposite direction. The door locked light clicks off then 15 seconds later it clicks and comes back on. Then...nothing, the timer begins counting down, the door is locked, but the tub never moves again. I took the drain hose off the back & checked to make sure it is clear, looks fine. I've sucked the water out of the tub with my shop vac. Any suggestions are much appreciated.
    Sue

  • main3 Aug 28, 2008

    I had the same problem with my washer about six months ago. We called the repairperson to come out, and he pulled out coins, nails, etc. Now, I'm having the same problem again. After reading the tips provided by others, I think I will try those before we call the repairperson again. I've only owned the washer about 18 months!

  • barryreich Sep 11, 2008

    I had the same problem once and cleared that filter of coins and other stuff then made sure the hose was clear (shop vac) and checked the pump to see if the blades would spin, which they do. First time this happened the solution worked. Now it's happened again and the darn thing won't spin. It does that balance check back and forth and then just fills with water, drains via the pump, but never spins leaving the clothes dripping wet. If anyone has insight to the problem is the pump and hose and filter seem clear and working, then would love to hear it before I have to call someone for a visit from the $$$$ repair folks.
    GE you aren't good people!



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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.

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This web site is helpful.
http://www.allpar.com/fix/GE-washing-machine.html

I have the same problem and it was gone after I clean up the valve.   There were a lot coins, legos, kids' tiny toys, .... blocked the way.
In Germany and the UK, the washer manuals ask the users to clean the valves periodically.   I don't know why the US manufacturers do not mention it and hide the valve.

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Follow the advice submitted by TKPOL. The three screws are right above the bottom the drawer. My washer was not draining properly, and I followed the instructions. I unscrewed the plug and found lint, a battery, coins, a golf tee, and dirt an pebbles. I was lucky enough to address the problem before my pump could fail due to the clog. Hopefully it solves the issue of the "mysterious" black markings on my light colored clothes.

Thank you TKPOL for posting your advice. It saved at least $75 for the GE service call.

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I've read that you might have to replace the inverter board if it won't spin and the pump has already been ruled out.

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I had the exact problem and ended up replacing the pump. My washer was less than two years old. The part was VERY easy to replace. I ordered the pump from RepairClinic.com. It was about $125. Now my washer spins and drains perfectly. You can do it too!

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I had the same problem once and cleared that filter of coins and other stuff then made sure the hose was clear (shop vac) and checked the pump to see if the blades would spin, which they do. First time this happened the solution worked. Now it's happened again and the darn thing won't spin. It does that balance check back and forth and then just fills with water, drains via the pump, but never spins leaving the clothes dripping wet. If anyone has insight to the problem is the pump and hose and filter seem clear and working, then would love to hear it before I have to call someone for a visit from the $$$$ repair folks.
GE you ****!

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  • barryreich Sep 11, 2008

    I had the same problem once and cleared that filter of coins and other stuff then made sure the hose was clear (shop vac) and checked the pump to see if the blades would spin, which they do. First time this happened the solution worked. Now it's happened again and the darn thing won't spin. It does that balance check back and forth and then just fills with water, drains via the pump, but never spins leaving the clothes dripping wet. If anyone has insight to the problem is the pump and hose and filter seem clear and working, then would love to hear it before I have to call someone for a visit from the $$$$ repair folks.

    GE you are not very nice people!



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SOURCE: GE WBVH6240

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.

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