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GE Front Loader Washer - Not washing

Everything works fine on the machine until the wash cycle. I put the clothes in, the door locks, turns the clothes one way, then the other. The door then unlocks, pauses, relocks and the water goes into the machine. After that, the machine won't spin to wash the clothes. Can some give me some advice?

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  • SteveGEowner Feb 07, 2008

    This problem is caused by the trap in the bottom of the washer is full. When this happens the washer cannot drain and so it does not continue the cycle. Unplug the unit. You will have to remove the bottom panel on the front of the washer. Once removed you will find a white plastic plug that you can unscrew. It is near the electrical connections be very careful. You will need towels to clean up the trapped water that will come out when you remove the plug. When you pull out the plug remove all debris from the attached trap and the hose leading into it. Replace plug and dry up any water you have spilled on the electrical connections. Plug in washer and it will work like new. You will have to repeat this procedure every few months if you have kids who leave stuff in their pockets.

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2014

    DOOR LOCK LIGHT FLASHES

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    front loader was on spin cycle and the machine stop door is lock how can I unlock it

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2014

    I have a GE WPRE8150K top loader washing machine I purchased in 2010, I push the button it won't turn on, start the water flowing.

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It sound like a lid switch issue. 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. Look that the switch is not broken or loose. If all is fine, you should replace the switch. Good luck!

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