An unresponsive GE washing machine can be a stressful experience, especially if it fails in its quest to get to the next cycle. You may be left with wet clothes that require to be washed. Understanding the possible causes of the reason your washer won’t advance to the next cycle can help you save time and money by preventing unnecessary repair or replacement. We’ll go over some of the common causes why your GE washing machines may not move into the next cycle, and give you some helpful tips on how to get it back in normal operation.
The reason why a GE washer will not move to the next cycle depends on the kind of washer you own.
A top-load GE washer can’t move to the drain and spin cycle in the event that a malfunctioning lid switch is causing the timer to believe that the lid of the washer is closed. GE washers that don’t finish the cycle may be having a problem with a timer that isn’t working or water-level pressure switches that are not working properly.
When using the other hand, if you have a vertical modular (VMW) top-load washer the shifter assembly that is defective or a faulty drain pump could cause the machine mid-cycle. Excessive suds can also cause this washer to stop before the cycle has finished.
If you have a front-loader washer the door of the washer may be damaged. A broken lock assembly, malfunctioning main control board or faulty motor control board can stop the washer from completing a cycle. If the washer is aware of a problem, this type of GE washing machine will send an error code digitally to the computer. The cycle is stopped.
These Repairs Might Help Fix your GE washer’s problem.
Replace the GE lid on the washer
The lid switch on top load GE washer is an alarm switch that senses whether the washer lid is shut. The lid must be closed when the basket spins; when the washer does not sense that the lid is closed, it won’t spin and drain following the wash cycle.
Top-load washers require that the GE lid of the washer is shut before the washer drive motor is able to run. A lid that is opened prevents certain top-load washers from filling.
If the lid switch won’t be able to detect whether the lid is shut Replace the switch.
Replace the GE washer-shifter assembly
The bottom part of the washer houses the shifter assembly known as the actuator-in-a top-load washer. The motor in the shifter assembly switches the drive system from spin mode to the agitation mode. The sensor in the shifter will monitor the position of drive system during the washing cycle. The washer will stop when the motor, sensor or mechanical components of the shifter assembly fail and generate an error message. Replace the GE shifter assembly in the event that it fails.
Replace the GE washer door lock assembly
GE’s front load washer lock assembly has a security switch to detect whether the washer door has been closed , as well as an latch. The door won’t lock should any of these components fail when it is opened. If a component fails when the door is closed, it will not open. Replace the entire unit if any component fails.
Replace the GE main control board for the washer
The primary GE electronic control board, also known as the mother board, regulates the timing and execution of washer’s components. It is responsible for the fill valves along with the drive motor and the drain pump.
Replace the GE washer timer
The GE washing machine’s timeris also known as a cycle selector, is the dial that you turn to select the cycle. The timer manages the GE washing machine’s cycle, from the initial filling until the final spin. If the timer doesn’t move the washer throughout its cycle then replace it.
Repair or replace or replace the GE washer drain pump
The GE drain pumps remove water from washers at the proper times during wash cycles. The bearing on the pump can wear, or the seal could fail. A belt-driven pump may fail, the seal can fail, and the pulley might shatter. A humming sound when the washer is overflowing with water is the most common sign of a malfunctioning pump. Repairing the pump is possible in certain situations by clearing debris from it or replacing a seal or fixing wiring issues. If the pump cannot be repaired or rebuilt, you must replace it.
Change the GE washer motor controller board
GE’s motor control which is also known as the circuit-control boards, is located in front-load washers. It’s normally located in the washer’s bottom, next to the drive motor. It regulates the speed of the drive motor , as well as the direction in which it’s directed for the spin and tumble motions. If the motor isn’t running then the motor control panel may need to be replaced.
Replace the GE washer water-level pressure switch
The GE water-level pressure switch is a device that detects the level of water in the wash tub. If the pressure switch for water level is not working properly, the washer isn’t filled properly. It may not fill in any way or overfill, even to the point of overflowing. If the pressure control doesn’t accurately determine and control the water level in the GE washer, it is time to replace it.
In the end, a GE washing machine that can’t move to the next cycle may be a frustrating issue that disrupts your routine of washing. Knowing the causes and solutions could assist you in identifying the issue and bring back normal operation to your washing machine. Whether it’s a simple fix such as a clogged hose, or a more complex problem with the control board diagnosing the issue could help you save time and money in the long run. Following the advice and suggestions in this article, you will be able to take the first step towards solving your GE washing machine’s cycle speeding issues and getting your laundry back to normal.