How To Fix GE Washing Machine Won’t Finish Cycle

A GE washer that can’t continue to the next cycle can be an annoyance and a challenge to address. This problem can be caused by a range of causes, ranging from basic to complicated. In this article, we’ll explore some of the most frequently-cited reasons for why the GE washing machine won’t proceed to the next cycle and offer step-by-step guidance on how you can troubleshoot and resolve the issue. It doesn’t matter if you’re a pro at DIY or a novice DIYer, this guide will help resolve your GE washer back to functioning in no time.


The reason why your GE washer won’t move into the next cycle is dependent on the type of washer you have. A top-load GE washer cannot advance to the spin and drain cycle if an issue with the lid switch making the timer think the lid of the washer is closed. GE washers that aren’t able to finish their cycle could also be experiencing a malfunctioning timer or damaged water-level pressure switch.

For a top-loading vertical modular GE washer, a bad shifter assembly or a failed drain pump can cause the washer mid-cycle. This washer can be stopped mid-cycle if it has excessive suds. A GE front-load washer could stop due to a broken door lock on the washer, failure of the main electronic controller board or a malfunctioning motor control board. This type of washer usually sends out a digital error signal when the control of the washer detects an issue and shuts down the cycle.

These repairs could help solve the issue GE WASHER PROBLEM

Replace the switch that controls the lid on the washer. The lid switch for top-loading GE washers is a safety switch that determines whether the lid is closed. If the basket turns, the lid must be closed. Otherwise, the machine will not spin or drain. Some top-load GE models require that the washer lid be closed prior to the time the drive motor runs. An open lid prevents some top load GE washers from filling. Replace the switch if the lid switch fails to recognize if the lid is closed.


Change the GE washer-shifter unit:

The bottom of the gear box is where the shifter assembly is located, sometimes referred to as the actuator-in-a top-load washer. The motor in the shifter assembly moves the drive system’s direction between agitation mode and the spin mode. The sensor in the shifter is able to monitor the position of the drive system during the wash cycle. The washer will stop the cycle if the sensor, motor or mechanical component of the shifter assembly fails, and give an error code. If the shifting assembly fails you should replace it. The GE washer’s door lock assembly must be replaced. A front-load GE washer has a safety switch that is latchable, as well as a locking mechanism. The door won’t lock should any of the components fail while it is open. If one of the components fails while the door shut, it won’t be able to open. If a component fails, replace the whole assembly.


Replace the GE washer’s main control board:

The main electronic control board, sometimes referred to as the mother board, governs the timing and execution of washer’s components. It is responsible for the fill valves, the drive motor and the drain pump. Change the GE washertimer : The timer is also referred to as cycle selector, is the dial is used to control the cycles of a GE washing machine using mechanical controls. The timer lets the GE washer move through its cycles, starting with the initial filling up until the final spin. If the timer doesn’t move the washer throughout its cycle, replace it.


Repair or replace the GE washing machine drainage pump:

The drain pump is the one responsible for draining water out of the washer during wash cycles. The impeller blades, seal , and bearing of the pump can wear out. A belt-driven pump can have its belt fail and the pulley could shatter. The sound of a humming during the time that you notice that the GE washer is flooded is an usual indicator of a malfunctioning pump. Repairing the pump is possible in certain cases by removing the debris off it by replacing a seal or fixing wiring issues. If the pump can’t be repaired or rebuilt in any way, replace it. Replacing the GE washer motor control board :The motor control board is a board for circuit control found in a front load GE washer. It’s typically in the bottom of the washer near the drive motor. It monitors and controls drive motor’s speed as well as direction for spin and tumble actions during the cycle. If the motor isn’t running it’s possible that the motor control board may need to be replaced.


Replace the GE washer water-level pressure switch:

The water-level pressure switch monitors the water level in the tub. If the pressure switch for water level is damaged, the washer won’t fill properly. It may not fill properly or overfill even to the point that it is overflowing. If the pressure switch isn’t able to precisely detect and regulate the level of water inside the washer, you should replace it.