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GE front load washer can't handle more than a single shirt at a time or won't tumble or spin

I have a 2 year old GE front load washer that will not tumble or spin with more than a single item in it. I ran the trouble codes and found 42 & 4B, both said to replace motor. I replaced the motor and it did not change anything...same problem. Ran through all the test code sequences and when empty all check-out good, but put a single towel in the tub and it will start to tumble or spin but thin just shakes for a moment and stops, tries to go the other direction and may make it around one revolution and then same thing again. Could this be the 3-phase inverter?

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Front load washers have an auto water level determined by the weight of the clothes placed in the washer.
If that sensor is malfunctioning the washer may not run !
Unfortunately I think that its time to spend $75. and have a trained GE laundry tech with hands on diagnostic experience remedy the problem. Rather than you spending tons of your hard earned money swapping parts!
I agree with you on that point!
I understand this is not as complicated as a jet engine.
And you tried your best,but some times it is more
cost efficient to let a surgeon fix my hernia while I'm relaxed and under anesthesia, than try to fix it myself!
If My jet was broken, I would not risk flying it after I fixed the problem because I am an appliance man!
I would prefer my life in your hands with your expertise !

Please cut your self a break and call service. You may find it interesting, and fascinating yourself to see what the problem was!

Bless you, and let me know what was the end result!

I believe if I was there with hands on, I would solve your problem!
Please give me a good rating before you sign off, for my rational and calming advice
ngafm

Posted on Sep 08, 2008

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