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Author Topic: GE washer stops mid cycle & wont spin out completely  (Read 15027 times)

Offline kstump27

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GE washer stops mid cycle & wont spin out completely
« on: July 06, 2009, 08:36:49 PM »

My GE washer will stop during the middle of a  cycle. When I restart it will finish the cycle but then when it's time for the spin it wont spin the water out completely. Ill have to run the spin only cycle two or three times before they are spun enough. It also has a habit of turning off completely in the middle of a wash cycle.

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Re: GE washer stops mid cycle & wont spin out completely
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2009, 09:00:06 PM »
You have a couple of things to look at. The front panel comes off using a putty knife to release the spring clips. You gotta get it off to do the checks. Once you get that front off you can get the top off.Check the lid switch mechanism. It probably is not in the correct position for the strike to hit it just right. Bypass the lidswitch if you can to see if the problem goes away. There are only 2 wires, jump out that sucker. Down below you will see the pump. It is electric. Strings, coins, and small junk clog the impeller. It comes apart pretty easy so get the crap out of it. Don't bother putting any serious money into fixing this machine.
« Last Edit: July 06, 2009, 09:05:53 PM by JWWebster »
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Re: GE washer stops mid cycle & wont spin out completely
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2009, 06:23:24 AM »
Sounds like you have motor/clutch issues from your description. Poor drain/spin plus intermittent shutdown during the wash cycle is a good indication.

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