20 Most Recent General Electric WBVH6240HWW Front Load Washer Questions & Answers


I have a GE WBVH6240HWW Front load washer. I

i would try to clean the trap out at the bottom, there is a panel on the bottom take that off and clean out the trap, it looks like a turn dial, something like that has happend to me, it cant hurt to try
8/9/2021 12:38:59 PM • General Electric... • Answered on Aug 09, 2021

GE WBVH6240HWW Problem

Pump sensor stuck...
Check for clog by removing back and take drain hose off
7/22/2017 11:56:58 AM • General Electric... • Answered on Jul 22, 2017

Spinning cycle smells , vibrates , smokes

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uud3xDus4TQ&feature=relatedif your washer sounds like this in the spin cycle you have a bad spider gear and need to replace the washer.and with all the other stuff you discribe it sounds like it's the gear.
8/17/2013 2:33:39 AM • General Electric... • Answered on Aug 17, 2013

General Electric WBVH6240HWW Front Load Washer is there two drain traps

No. There is only one drain trap. If you're still having issues with it draining, with the washer unplugged spin the impeller on the drain pump by hand. if it turns with a hard bounce its okay, and you may have to feel the hose that sits on the bottom of the washer that goes to the drainpump for any kind of debres in there.
1/25/2013 1:21:35 AM • General Electric... • Answered on Jan 25, 2013

My GE front loading washer model # WBVH6240HWW

When my washer did that, I found that the shocks that hold the tub were bad...

Check out this tip I wrote about the noise and vibration that front loadwashers can make..

Washer Problems Washer noise when spinning
12/14/2012 11:31:37 PM • General Electric... • Answered on Dec 14, 2012

I have a GE frontload washer wbvh6240hww that has something rubbing when high spin to where the bottom front of the basket is hot, and when i just turn basket by hand i hear and feel basket rub any id

Bearings on way out allowing drum to rub against door seal. Could be badly fitted door seal, but unlikely.
5/4/2012 11:49:26 AM • General Electric... • Answered on May 04, 2012

There is a musty oder coming from inside washing machine.

Dump in a gallon of white vinegar, fill with water, highest setting, after it goes through that setting, turn it off and let it set in the washer for about 30 minutes (use hot water).

Then put it on another wash cycle and then go to the rinse and spin. This should remove the order, and you should leave the door open when not in use.

Good Luck
7/27/2011 6:22:28 PM • General Electric... • Answered on Jul 27, 2011

My ge washer wbvh6240hww wont

the timer motor on the timer that advances the timer is defective,replace the entire timer as a motor for the timer will be just as much as a timer if its available separatelyanyway
5/16/2011 2:01:24 PM • General Electric... • Answered on May 16, 2011


most likely the spider gear is broke,you can check the shocks but usually it's the spider gear.detergent eats at the gear in the back,if you look inside the drum you'll see like a peace sign in it,that's the spider gear,H.E. detergent is double the strenth and people use to much and it eats at the metal that the gear is made out of.it would be cheaper to just replace the washer.copy and paste this video,basicly the same thing with a different brand name.....http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTKuOqWDhkI
5/7/2011 11:50:12 PM • General Electric... • Answered on May 07, 2011

My washer takes about 1-1/2 hours to wash one load

Hi from retired Englishman in SW France,
A few questions first-
Have you noticed a particular cycle taking longer? Is the hot water supply, if it has a separate one, as hot as it used to be- the washer then having to spend more time heating? Do the drum speeds seem correct to you, particularly spinning?
Having asked those questions I have just realized that it could be taking longer than normal to drain water at the end of each cycle so I am going to suggest you follow my general guidance notes on checking the drain motor lint tray/filter and the motor's operation. It's something which should be carried out on a regular basis anyway ;-0)
Sorry but I do not know your particular machine BUT I would suggest as a first step that you clean the drain motor lint tray/filter. So many 'faults' are caused by blocked filters. The motor is unable to drain all of the water in the allotted time.
If you are unsure where the filter is, it is often behind the front lower (kick) panel (or in some machines at the rear in an awkward position!) and held in by a round cover/knob.


It's surprising what people have found in theirs! It is always worthwhile checking it on a regular basis.
Now- whilst the filter is removed it is normally possible to see the drain motor and ensure it is not jammed by a foreign object such as a needle or a toothpick. It should be able to be turned by hand/finger- the power IS OFF!
At this point it is also possible to test if the motor works. No clothes or water in the machine, select a spin cycle and put the power back on. You should be able to see the motor turning at some point, possibly straight away. If it doesn't work then the motor is malfunctioning!

Hope the filter is the problem and good luck!
John C
3/3/2011 2:02:04 PM • General Electric... • Answered on Mar 03, 2011

Washer Part number-WBVH6240HWW. My Front

there is something between inner and outer tube
2/27/2011 7:08:40 PM • General Electric... • Answered on Feb 27, 2011

Ring lost in washing machine/ front loader

Pull bottom front panel off. Find cap for trap and cleanout. Remove filter by twisting. clear all debre and hopefully ring.
12/6/2010 3:04:01 PM • General Electric... • Answered on Dec 06, 2010

Our washer will turn on, but door will not lock or

I'm trying to find the solution to the solution to this problem. Hopefully you can reach your outlet plug the washer is plugged into. Hopefully you can reach this every time you need to run a cycle.
If you unplug and then plug in the washer, you will be able to run your cycle.
I'll do my best to post once I find a more permanent solution to this problem.
11/25/2010 2:30:47 AM • General Electric... • Answered on Nov 25, 2010

Washer will not start power on press start it

Hi, the 5.9 display means the washing machine capacity (5.9 cu. ft.)
You seems to have a defective lid switch. If the lid switch is defective, your washer can't spin and may not function at all. The switch is inside the washing machine main housing near the door frame. Often you have to raise or open the top or front of the washer to get to the switch. If it's defective, you need to replace it. Some machines have a special lid-switch fuse near the lid switch, inside the control panel. If this fuse blows, the unit won't fill with water until you replace the fuse.
11/12/2010 10:34:01 PM • General Electric... • Answered on Nov 12, 2010

Mildew smell

All front loaders have to be run thru a clean cycle with no clothes or soap atleast Twice a month. You can use bleach or buy one of the special cleaners they have for washers.
7/1/2010 10:42:30 PM • General Electric... • Answered on Jul 01, 2010

Need help installing the door

Clcik on the link below and follow the step by step insturctions to replace the door gasket on your GE Front Load washer:


3/6/2010 8:58:02 PM • General Electric... • Answered on Mar 06, 2010
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