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Washer stuck in pause mode

my washer is stuck in the pause mode.  we have replaced the control board and also the front panel and it is still stuck.  do you have any suggestions???
thank you for your help

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Check the door switch. I think you have posted twice.

Posted on Oct 31, 2007


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My washer is stuck in the pause mode

This sounds like a broken door switch. Open the door and look on the right side of the cabinet where the door latch goes in. About 4-5 inches above that there should be a small actuator that sticks out about a quarter inch. You should be able to press it in and out easily. If you only have a hole with nothing sticking out, the actuator is broken. You can break off a round toothpick and insert it in the hole, leaving about a quarter inch sticking out and gently close the door and see if the machine starts up.
Post back and let me know what you find.

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My GE washing machine stops agitating for quite sometime and then will restart sometimes on its own or when I lift the lid. It is a WBSE209oA0ww

Ok thanks for reposting with the model number,

Now then my other question is; does it spin without pausing such as it pauses in the agitation mode??

If yes it does also pause in the spin mode i would suspect the lid switch as being the problem,but however you did not mention that it pauses in the spin i am going to assume it spins fine and thusly believe the problem with it pausing only in the wash mode is going to a problem with the main control board,sincein the past on that exact style washer the water level part of that control board would think it wasn't full of water and pause while it finally determined that the water level was correct and start again. By replacing the control board the washer should work fine and no longer pause in the wash mode.

The part number for that control board is WH12X10176 it could be purchased at your local appliance parts store or online at


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My washer is stuck in pause mode and when I checked an the error it was E41 code

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Pause mode stuck

Is the door firmly closed? Open the door and close it firmly. If the pause button is really stuck, you will need to repair/replace the board.

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