My GE front load washer is about 5 years old. It recently started to fill up with water long after the cycle was complete. I have to use the drain cycle to drain the water out. Does anyone know what the problem could be?
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I have had this problem with two of my previous washers a top loader and front loader.Each time it was a faulty pump that drains the water from the tub after the wash cycle is complete. If the water does not drain from the tub the machine will not go to the spin cycle. Both of my washers were 5 or 6 years old when this occurred. If the washer is only 5 months old it should be under the manufactures warranty. Good Luck.
1) 1st check the filter under the machine (it unscrews behind the access panel 2) open front door and pull back the rubber membrane to see metal and clean out the debris blocking drain holes 3) remove the drain hose from the machine (spring clip) and try and run water thru it and keep blowing out the junk and re-attach 4) run the machine thru 2 cleaning cycles w/bleach and without bleach 5) start using less detergent
Most likely the tube from the tub to the water level switch is full of "gunk" so the washer still thinks there is water in the machine, and therefore will not spin. Take the front panel off by pushing in the retaining clips at the top seam between the front panel and the washer top. Pull the thin hose off the left side of the tub and clean it out. (or cut off an inch or so, but you can only get away with that once or twice). To help prevent re-occurance, every two or three months you can fill the washer to the lowest level with hot water and several cups of bleach (no clothes) and run it through a cycle. Rinse at the ex-large setting to make sure all traces of bleach are gone before doing another load of laundry.
The high speed spin of a front load washer should normally do a good job of getting squeezing out the water but if there is an oversudsing condition that makes it hard for the drain pump to operate then the suds and water will just stay there. First make sure there is no actual clog in the drain line then run a load with no soap or detergent and see what happens. It's always better to use a low suds detergent with this type of machine