Washer runs in spin cycle as soon as you turn it on.


Old 02-15-04, 09:40 PM
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Washer runs in spin cycle as soon as you turn it on.

Hey I have an old GE washing machine and have worked on it before but not too extensivly. The machine's pump and motor are in fine working order but as soon as you turn it on it goes to spin cycle no matter where the dial is. It trys to wash but spins and the pump sucks all the water out it stops and then refills due to the water sensor and repeats. uses about 10 times as much water as it should? I can't find the problem. There is a selenoid type switch near the motor that works fine(I have no idea what this does). I have worked on a newer model that was much easier to understand. It seems like the motor should disconnect from the pump in some way before entering the wash cycle but it doesn't. It doesn't even try to agitate, it just fills with water...spins the water out until the sensor tells the washer to stop and fill back up again and repeats..Very Annoying
Thanks for any info.
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Old 02-16-04, 05:15 PM
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Hello Carl and Welcome to the Do-It-Yourself Web Site.

Very possible the timer control is defective and internally stuck in more than one cycle at the same time. Since the timer controls all the functions, most likely it is the cause of the problem. Replacing it should than resolve the problem.

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Old 02-17-04, 04:48 PM
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Hi Carl,
I was wondering if you put this in a wash cycle does the unit try to agitate and spin at the same time, Keep lid open and press the plunger on lid switch to try and see if this is happening, you may have a tranny problem even.
Old 02-17-04, 04:57 PM
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I took apart the timer unit on this old beast and found that the arm that has all these little pins that activate the switches had a peice broken off so it was totally disfunctional. I fixed it and it works fine. Thanks for the help.

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