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GE Washing Machine Repair Tips

by HomeRepairExpert.com
When your clothes hampers start overflowing and piles of dirty clothes are invading your house because of washing machine troubles, it's time to do something about it. Figure out what the main problem is and try to repair your GE washing machine yourself before hiring a repair professional. If it's something simple, you can get the washer back in working condition.

When your clothes hampers start overflowing and piles of dirty clothes are invading your house because of washing machine troubles, it's time to do something about it. Figure out what the main problem is and try to repair your GE washing machine yourself before hiring a repair professional. If it's something simple, you can get the washer back in working condition.

Will Not Start

If your washing machine will not start at all, check the power supply. If all seems well with that, the lid switch may be faulty and in need of replacement.

Filling Problems

Sometimes washing machines will fail to properly fill or the water temperature will be wrong. A dirty or malfunctioning water-inlet valve is probably the cause. Try cleaning it to rectify the problem before attempting to replace it.

Will Not Drain

Often, the pump fails because of a clogged drain line, possibly due to a small article of clothing like a sock. Remove the hose from the pump and grab the article using pliers. Otherwise, the problem may be that the pump pulley is frozen and needs to be replaced. If the pump works properly, but the water is returning to the machine, it is probably because of inefficient drainage of the laundry tub. Cut the drain pipe that reaches into the laundry tub shorter to reduce unwanted siphoning.

Will Not Spin or Agitate

Possible causes of a GE washing machine's failure to spin are a faulty pump pulley, broken pump belt or worn motor coupler, which is located between the shaft of the motor and the transmission. If any of these parts are to blame for the malfunction, you will need to replace them. If the problem seems to lie with the clutch or transmission, hire a professional to fix it. Alternatively, the drive motor itself may be the source of the problem, failing to spin in one or both directions and thereby failing to properly spin and/or agitate. Fixing the problem will require replacing the motor.

Leaking

If your GE washer seems to be leaking as it fills, the air-gap device, tube or inlet spout may be damaged and in need of replacement. The transmission may also be malfunctioning, requiring replacement by a professional. If leaking occurs during spinning and draining, the main drain might need tightening, patching or replacing. Otherwise, the outer tub might be punctured, which may require investing in a new washing machine, as the cost of replacement may not be worth it.

Strange Noises

Loud clunking during a cycle often indicates a worn spin basket drive, which will prevent the washer's inner tub from spinning freely. In this case, replace the basket drive.



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