I get a tiny shock on the outside top cover of my top load GE washer what could be the problem
FIRST, unplug the washer and thoroughly check the power cord for breaks. Secondly, if no obvious signs of a break or bad plug are found, HAVE A QUALIFIED ELECTRICIAN OR TECH check the AC outlet for a broken ground wire! If the ac outlet is good, then remove the front panel by using a 2 inch putty knife, sliding it between the top cover and the front cover approx 2 inches from both sides and pushing in firmly to release the retaining clips. Pull the front cover out from the top and then off of the positioning tabs at the bottom. If you are hesitant about doing any of this, call for service! These washers leak from the central tub seal at the bottom. Water can leak down the steel shaft straight into the electric shifter. Also, if the leak is bad enough, the water can be thrown into the main drive motor(which has the main control board mounted on top of it)and cause all sorts of problems. If your unit has a tub seal leak, it is a MAJOR repair, requiring the shifter to be replaced, if water has gotten into the motor, it, too, will have to be replaced.
GE WHRE5550K Top...
on Aug 17, 2015