Might be the water inlet valve. It is located just behind where your water hoses attach to the washing machine. Pretty simple and inexpensive place to start. Shut off the water supply to the washing machine, disconnect the hoses, remove the small cover and you should be looking at the valve the hoses were attached to. Ideally, you should get the part from this site since they provided the money saving info. If you can't figure out part info, next choice would be your local (not big box retailer) appliance store. Just take in the valve and tell them what model machine you have and they should be able to help. There are many useful diagrams and instructions on the web if you need more specifics.
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Putting too many items in your washing machine at one time or washing larger items, such as a quilt, can cause your washing machine to occasionally make excessive noise. Laundry can get trapped around the agitator and will hamper its movement, causing it to work harder to spin. Stop the wash cycle and remove the excess laundry on top. Take big, bulky items to a laundromat or drycleaners to wash in an industrial machine equipped to handle such items. A washing machine is more effective at cleaning laundry when water and suds can surround the clothes and penetrate fabrics. Defective Balancing System
GE washing machines have a balancing system that includes counterweights, springs and pistons that help to evenly distribute weight inside the wash tub. If any of the system's components break, it can interfere with the drum's rotation. Rather than spin evenly in the machine, the drum might be imbalanced up or down and produce a knocking sound. The noise might become louder and more persistent each time you do a wash load until you replace the faulty component. Washing Machine Not on Level Surface
Place your washing machine on a flat surface, preferably a concrete slab. If the floor underneath the washing machine is sloped, even the slightest bit, it can cause the machine to vibrate when it spins and agitates. Place both hands on either side of the washing machine and try to move it. If the machine moves, then adjust its feet at each of the bottom four corners of the machine by tightening or loosening the bolts with a wrench until the machine is level on all four sides.
No , all new front loads have a self cleaning filter. Therefore nothing needs to be emptied or clean. The little trap door in front of the washer is to drain it in case of a power failure when the washer is full of water. .
My GE washer model wcvh6400j0ww was leaking too. The repair person
thought the same thing the gasket. It turned out to be the water in-let pipe
(WH41X10118 and you will need seal WH41X10119) and not the gasket. He ordered the gasket and took machine apart to replace and found cracked pipe. Take your machines front off and make sure it is the gasket leaking. Good Luck,
Front load washers and some compact model washers
do not come with a shipping rod. According to the Installation
Instructions for these machines there are 4 bolts, 4 yellow plastic
spacers, and 4 metal "p" clamps that need to be saved and reinstalled
before moving the washer to prevent any damage to the machine.
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.