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Forum: Washer Repair Yesterday, 02:11 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By sidfink43
Hi Maestro If you will start a new thread and...

Hi Maestro

If you will start a new thread and include your model number and a more detailed description of the problem someone may be able to help. I am no longer responding to posts on this...
Forum: Washer Repair 02-08-2016, 01:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 151
Posted By sidfink43
Hopefully your reboot has solved the problem, if...

Hopefully your reboot has solved the problem, if not I think your diagnosis of a bad control board is likely correct. If you have the problem again and decide to replace the board you should be able...
Forum: Washer Repair 01-31-2016, 04:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 123
Posted By sidfink43
Yeah, I see your picture and I also see a new...

Yeah, I see your picture and I also see a new machine in your future.
Forum: Washer Repair 01-31-2016, 02:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 123
Posted By sidfink43
Well part of the problem is the GE engineers who...

Well part of the problem is the GE engineers who made this thing about the most complicated set of electronics imagineable, I mean it has more gear than a nuclear sub. But the main problem is...
Forum: Washer Repair 01-31-2016, 12:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 83
Posted By sidfink43
These little machines are very rare and I have...

These little machines are very rare and I have not worked on them and I don't imagine the Sears people have either. But you paid for a service call and repair part so you need to get Sears back out...
Forum: Washer Repair 01-31-2016, 12:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 123
Posted By sidfink43
When you get problems like you have described on...

When you get problems like you have described on these GE models the control board is the likely suspect. But it is an expensive part and while these machines are great when they work when they do...
Forum: Washer Repair 01-31-2016, 12:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,600
Posted By sidfink43
If you will look under the top (it removes from...

If you will look under the top (it removes from screws in the back) or inside the lower service panel you will find tech notes that will tell you how to interpret the error code, put it into...
Forum: Washer Repair 01-31-2016, 06:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 132
Posted By sidfink43
Ok good, just watch things for a while and you...

Ok good, just watch things for a while and you should be all set.
Forum: Washer Repair 01-30-2016, 07:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 132
Posted By sidfink43
If the connectors are the same you can certainly...

If the connectors are the same you can certainly use the lid switch from your old machine. Part of my volunteer work is to test and repair appliances donated to the Thrift Shop of a non-profit and...
Forum: Washer Repair 01-30-2016, 06:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 132
Posted By sidfink43
Without being there to see and test I cannot tell...

Without being there to see and test I cannot tell you what might be salvaged and can only strongly, and I do mean strongly, urge you to replace all of the wiring that is in this circuit. Also...
Forum: Washer Repair 01-30-2016, 03:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 113
Posted By sidfink43
Here is your part and video. Really it doesn't...

Here is your part and video. Really it doesn't get any easier than this.

AP3180933
Forum: Washer Repair 01-30-2016, 02:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 113
Posted By sidfink43
Okay, classic symptoms of a bad lid switch. ...

Okay, classic symptoms of a bad lid switch. Again, an easy and inexpensive repair, one you can do when you take the cabinet off to fix the coupling.
Forum: Washer Repair 01-30-2016, 12:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 113
Posted By sidfink43
You have the classic symptoms of a broken motor...

You have the classic symptoms of a broken motor coupling. That's good news, an easy and inexpensive repair. Here is the part

AP3963893

and note the video that shows you how to fix it. It will...
Forum: Washer Repair 01-30-2016, 11:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 113
Posted By sidfink43
The model number is under the lid on the back of...

The model number is under the lid on the back of the frame of the opening.

Can you give us more details along with the model number, for example, does it fill and then have the noise, does it...
Forum: Washer Repair 01-30-2016, 11:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 127
Posted By sidfink43
This would be an amazing coincidence, but doesn't...

This would be an amazing coincidence, but doesn't mean it can happen. I suggest you disconnect the hoses from the washer and put each on in a bucket and have the water valves off. See what happens...
Forum: Washer Repair 01-30-2016, 11:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 101
Posted By sidfink43
I think you would see visible evidence of a...

I think you would see visible evidence of a problem with the support structure and struts, so you are probably ok and the tub is probably ok because the movement is in part because of the problem...
Forum: Washer Repair 01-30-2016, 06:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 88
Posted By sidfink43
It sounds like your electronic control board is...

It sounds like your electronic control board is bad, but it is an expensive part and you should consider whether or not you want to put that much money into this machine. These models work great...
Forum: Washer Repair 01-29-2016, 05:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 127
Posted By sidfink43
Ok good. Also check to make sure water is not...

Ok good. Also check to make sure water is not pooling in the detergent reservoir and gradually leaking into the tub because the tubes to the tub are blocked.
Forum: Washer Repair 01-29-2016, 01:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 127
Posted By sidfink43
Your experience is not unusual. If something was...

Your experience is not unusual. If something was keeping the valve from fully closing, like very small piece of debris, then it can dislodge and allow the valve to close. Alternatively, if there...
Forum: Washer Repair 01-29-2016, 11:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 101
Posted By sidfink43
Well I am at a loss because these bellows are...

Well I am at a loss because these bellows are made of pretty strong material and quite frankly I have seen a lot them damaged but never one as you described. Could the things you are trying to post...
Forum: Washer Repair 01-29-2016, 07:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 95
Posted By sidfink43
Ok good, I think you are correct and if you buy...

Ok good, I think you are correct and if you buy the control board from this site you can return it if it does not fix the problem. To make certain you get the right part I suggest you call in the...
Forum: Washer Repair 01-29-2016, 06:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 95
Posted By sidfink43
I don't see an explanation for that error code in...

I don't see an explanation for that error code in the generic service manual for this model, so look inside the lower service panel and you should see tech notes which will explain the error code to...
Forum: Washer Repair 01-29-2016, 06:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 97
Posted By sidfink43
From your description of what is going on,...

From your description of what is going on, particularly with the fact that plug sparks when inserted it sounds like there is a short somewhere in the circuitry and that will be very hard to find. The...
Forum: Washer Repair 01-29-2016, 06:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 101
Posted By sidfink43
I don't see your pictures but obviously something...

I don't see your pictures but obviously something in the wash load tore up the bellows. I don't know if your tub movement is excessive, take off the top and check the support structure and go ahead...
Forum: Washer Repair 01-29-2016, 06:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 127
Posted By sidfink43
This is probably happening because your water...

This is probably happening because your water valve is not closing completely after the cycle is finished and a small bit of water is dripping slowly into the drum, just like a leaky faucet.

Try...
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