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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Re: GE Front Loader Washer - Not washing
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.
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Randall, the high speed spin failure can be caused by a number of issues. I would suggest starting the machine without any clothes in it. Once it has filled, make sure the door lock light is on and that the door is, in fact, locked. If the light is not on, or if the door is not actually locked, either the door lock assembly or the control panel is at fault.
If the light is on and the door is locked, stop the wash cycle and start a drain and spin cycle to see if all of the water is pumped out of the drum. All water should be pumped out within 10-15 seconds. If excess water is in the drum, the high speed spin will not start.
Not sure if you're unable to open the door AFTER you stop the cycle. That may be normal operation as a safety measure (won't open until after your cycle has completed). However, if your model DOES allow for opening the door during cycle operations then your electronic door lock may be defective.
hi I think the door lock is faulty it always shows 1 min until the door lock is unlocked. also will not start until it is locked. e40 is the error for starting the machine with door open but if if faulty will revert to the last minute. include product no and model if further info needed you can find this on a label in the door area.
I too, had the same issue with the door not opening. My solution was to unplug the power cord and then plug it back in and press the green button's as if to start a cycle and while it starts putting water into the washer I put my knee and weight into the door lock area and held pressure from my knee and press the red stop button until the lights went out, and I took my knee off the door lock area and opened the door!!! No taking off the lower panel.
If this works for you too please email me [email protected].
To open the door. First kill the power supply. There is a vaccum switch as part of the door lock which has a small diameter pipe connecting from the lock to the a vaccum container mounted on or near the pump remove this pipe to allow air in to the switch. Whilst you are in the process clear the vaccum container, pump and all pipes leading to and from pump of debris (usually lime scale related). Then reconnect everything. Put a cup full of soda crystals in drum and wash on hottest temperature.
Door lock switch # 131763245 if everything else is working fine this should fix the problem. It shorts out between the motor control board and the door lock from emptying the cycle and spinning. Try running your machine on drain/spin and see if it drains and tosses clothes and then stops with no spin. If that happens then it is your door lock.switch. Easy to replace by yourself and costs $65.00