Washing machines come in handy at home and relieve you from the hustle of manually washing your laundry, which is a hectic and tiresome activity. They also help save time and energy, but the problem comes when they start being faulty. Some of these problems you can repair yourself by researching on the internet, whereas others are technical and require a professional.
The GE washer repeats, won’t rinse, or stops at the rinse cycle because of clogging of pipes, having a faulty timer, imbalanced loading, or using the excess or wrong type detergent. Faulty wiring and failure to read the manual are also possible reasons.
Despite being a high-quality laundry washer, the GE washer can, at times, be defective just like any other washer. Thus, it is important to study your machine before you start using it. This article looks into the causes of these issues and possible solutions for them.
GE Washer Keeps Rinsing
More often than not, this situation is caused by having faulty wiring in the timer. When the laundry washer is at the rinse stage, the faulty wire will cause an internal power cut in the machine. This hinders the signal to finish the rinsing process from being transferred to the next step. You’ll spend hours (or an indefinite amount of time) waiting for it to finish the cycle.
You can choose to either replace or repair the timer. Repairing the timer can be technical; hence, it is recommended getting an experienced technician for this. Check the manufacturer’s warranty beforehand in case you have a covered timer replacement. DIY repairs can void the warranty.
GE Washer Keeps Repeating the Rinsing Cycle
Once you notice that the cycle is repeated, start by turning off the washer, then disconnect it completely from the power supply. After some time, drain out the water and take out your laundry. Opening the door too early can spill the water, so it’s important to wait for at least a few minutes.
An imbalanced load can cause this situation. To clarify whether this is the problem, try running the machine when it is empty. If it works perfectly, the issue is with the load. Check to see that the load is evenly distributed because if it is not, the clothes hold on to excess water. Heavy clothing or massive laundry loads can be too much for older GE models.
If the load is not the issue, then it may be the control module. The control modules are responsible for protecting the washer from network overloads. These modules may be faulty and need to be replaced or repaired.
GE Washer Won’t Rinse
In most instances, if your GE washer won’t rinse, you may have put in too much laundry, put in the wrong kind of detergent, or used too much detergent. Take out some clothes to lighten the load, try another kind of detergent, or pour in less detergent.
If the problem is not the detergent, your GE washer itself is the culprit. Check the filter of your washing machine first if it’s clogged or dirty because this could affect how the washing machine rinses clothes out.
Unclogging is easy. You only need to remove the filter, which is located at the bottom right on the outside of the machine, then remove whatever is causing the clog. Don’t forget to clean it as well.
Check to see that the water supply valves are fully opened because if they are not, they can not rinse. The two valves are located on the wall behind your washer.
The GE washer uses a switch to change the wash functions. If the switch is malfunctioning, your machine obstructs the rinsing cycle. Check the function switch using a meter to determine whether it is the problem.
GE Washer Stops at Rinse Cycle
The rinsing process in a washing machine runs at high speeds to eliminate the soap from the clothes. This process depends on the machine’s timer and takes place in cold water.
The timer is responsible for sending signals to the rest of the machine to move to the next step. If this timer is faulty, then the message of kick-starting the rinsing process may not be conveyed, making the cycle come to a halt. To solve this, you can either repair the timer or replace it.
It is also possible that the power may be cutting out when the cycle reaches the rinsing cycle. This may be due to the wires being corroded, broken, or installed wrongly, making it hard for the signal to pass. Replacing the wires may be the best solution in this case.
The GE washer has two different water supply pipes: one for hot water and another for cold water. If the cycle stops at the rinsing stage, then the cold water pipe may be malfunctioning. The filters in the pipe may also be clogged and require unclogging. If this is not the case, it is advisable that you ask an expert.
GE Washer Won’t Rinse Properly
The disappointment that hits you once you take your laundry out of the washer and find that your clothes weren’t rinsed properly is unmatched. It is hectic and time-consuming because you may have to manually rinse them if repair takes a long time.
This awful situation can result from a clogged or bent drain pump or water pump. The clogging may happen when, for example, a coin falls out of the clothes while in the washer, or a piece of cloth gets stuck in the tube attached to the pump. To unclog it, simply remove the pumps. If the drain pump is bent, straighten it.
You may also unintentionally cause this by using too much detergent or an inappropriate type of detergent for your washer. Read the detergent’s packet instructions to determine if you’re using the correct type for your GE washer. You should not only use the required amount of detergent but also put it in the right compartment.
Your water pressure goes a long way in helping to get rid of the detergents in your clothes. Ensure the water pressure is sufficient by looking at the pressure gauge, which is often attached to the waterline.
Repairing vs. Replacing a GE Washer: Which Is Better?
Bearing in mind that the costs of buying and repairing a GE washer are both relatively high, many people often find themselves in this dilemma. It all narrows down to the kind of problem your machine has.
If the problem is fixable and you’re assured that it will not be recurrent, repairing may be the better option. However, if there are chances that the situation will reoccur or fixing the problem will cost more than 50% of the amount you bought the machine, it’s advisable to just save that money and think of your next purchase.
To make buying your GE washing machine a one-off investment:
- Maintain it well
- Check the hoses regularly
- Do not leave the door open
- Deep clean it regularly
- Use the right mode with the right type of clothes
Before concluding the issue, make sure you also research thoroughly and eliminate all possible causes. And as aforementioned, if you cannot repair the issue by yourself, seek a professional’s services.