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On high spin the drum bangs against the rear inside walls of the cabinet. Dents are noticable from where it violently shakes.

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  • wadeallee Dec 17, 2009

    Mahalo for your prompt response. I will investigate the possibility of a faulty off-balance switch.
    Would this switch also be considered a sensor?
    Since I inquired with you I have read numerous reviews on this particular GE model with only 2 out of 17 being poitive. Quite a few described the out of balance problem and elude to a "sensor" that costs approximately $100.00.
    One reviewer claims to have had their local technician out 4 or 5 times and ultimately replaced the entire control panel. Within 2 months the symptoms began again.
    I am convinced that this washer of mine will end up in the garage where it can dance around all it wants!
    In most other ways it operates fine for me.
    The cost of a new "mother board" is $156.00 !
    Initial cost was over $700.00

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There is usualy a switch located under the agitator that senses when the machine is spinning off balance. What are you drying? But it sounds like a bad off-balance switch.

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  • Kevin Getz
    Kevin Getz Dec 18, 2009

    Over $100, eh? It doesn't suprise me. GE is known on the market for having the absolute WORST reputation with washing machines. My parents had a HOTPOINT washer and lasted only 3 years when the gearcase (transmission) went.

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    Kevin Getz Jan 09, 2010

    Hey Dude! I'm so sorry for getting back to you late! The switch really isn't a sensor. If it detects an unusual balance during the spin, it will kick to signal the motor to stop to avoid breaking the drivetrain! If you can, get the you-know-what away from G.E!

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