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GE Washer, 3 years old, Fills, agitates breifly, no spin, no rinse fill, no spin out

My GE washer is acting up. It is about 3 years old. When I start the wash cycle it fills with water, agitates breifly and then sits, then after a few minutes drains, does not spin (even though it sounds like it is), doesn't fill for rinse cycle, agitates soggy clothes, then drains (even though empty), then doesn't spin out. It sounds like it normally does when it moves through the cycles but nothing is happening when I open the lid. Also, the day after the first malfunction, i tried to re-run the load and on Super capacity it overflowed and flooded my house. I re-ran again on Large size and it did not overflow. I had the overflow problem happen about 6months ago when on Super load size. I guess I can't run it on Super. I have no idea why it is acting the way it is though. Any advise you can offer is greatly appreciated!!!!

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Sounds like a lid switch

Posted on Jan 03, 2012

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    Jorge Rendon Jun 23, 2015

    WASHER WILL NOT RINSE:
    If your washer doesn't go through the washer rinse cycle, the most likely cause is the water valve. What happens is the water valve will stop letting cold water into the washer; therefore, once the washer gets to rinse it will either stop or not do anything during the whole rinse cycle.
    This is because when you selected your water temperature, you may have selected warm/cold or hot/cold. The hot water came in and you didn’t notice any problems. When it got to rinse, the cold water the cold water won’t come in. Therefore, the washer does nothing.
    The item to check would be your water inlet valve. Check it for continuity with a multi meter it should show Ohms or a closed circuit. To test it when water is overflowing unplug the unit and see if it still overflows or continues to fill. If it stops when unplugged. Then it is not a water inlet problem but an electrical signal problem going to ur water inlet valve. Possibly from the panel or board. You can also do a live volt test to see if it is getting the full 120 current, but be sure to unplug unit before testing as this is a live test.
    Another test u can do to check the water inlet valve, first cut the water off and remove the hoses off the back of the washer. Then one at a time point the hoses inside the washer tub and turn the water back on. If you don’t have good water pressure, turn the water back off and remove the strainer that should be in one end of the hose. Inspect the strainer to see if it is stopped up, clean it and reinstall it. Now repeat this test. If you have good water pressure now, reinstall hose and your problem is fixed.
    If you still don’t have good water pressure, the problem is in your house plumbing and you need to call a plumber. If you had good water pressure the first time you performed the test, the water valve is bad and needs replacing.
    TIMER
    If your washer doesn't go through the washer rinse cycle the timer may be the problem. Sometimes the timer gets stuck in the middle of the cycle or won’t turn at all. If the washer runs, but the timer doesn’t turn, the timer is bad and needs replacing.
    Do you have anti-flood hoses leading to the machine. If you do there is probably a loose tube in the back causing a small leak. When the hoses detect that water is still flowing after a certain amount of time due to the leak it shuts down and causes the machine to turn off during the rinse/spin cycle
    By the way my advice is free cuz God is good!

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SOURCE: Clothes washer overflows

take the hose off at the pressure switch and blow through it if there are no restrictions then you have a faulty pressure switch let me know how you make out

Posted on Sep 12, 2007

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SOURCE: GE Washer overflows

washing machines of any make or shape have a level sensor, this normally consists of a thin pipe from the lower end of the machine (where there is water) normally enters the bottom of the outer drum casing, this thin rubber or thin plastic pipe goes up to the top of the machine just inside the casing, it leads into a "pressure switch" a circular disc object about 50 cms in diameter on average, also this has about 4 to 6 wires on it, this thin pipe becomes blocked not allowing air to be forced up the tube into the switch, not switching the machine water flow off when it gets to the correct level empty the machine, drain off the water, unplug the power supply, and clear out this pipe, normally its congealed old soap powder, place pipe back as it was, checking for any leak holes in it, if damaged, replace it with new, run machine again to test long winded but i hope i have explained it thoroughly

Posted on Sep 27, 2007

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SOURCE: GE profile washer overflowing

A common problem is the valve that is located in the back.it is under the screen and screws out.The rubber deteriorates and when it tries to pump out the water it goes back into the washer.

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