The machine won't agitate or spin. I originally changed the lid switch because I fiddled with the wires and it worked for a while. I can't find an led light blinking on inverter board. This is my in-laws washer so I'm helping out (trying at least). What now?
Answer Hello J.H.,
The led light is under the metal cover on top of the motor assembly. The number of flashes from this light with a pause indicates what fault code the unit is experiencing. The tech sheet tells you the fault codes and what each of them mean. Be aware of the in line fuse between the lid switch and the motor.
My GE washer will not spin or drain it was making a screeching sound while in the draining and spin cycle. This machine is only 1 year old. Do you think it may be the drain pump or maybe the lid switch. How can you determine if the pump is shot?
You will want to pull the pump and check to see if there is something that is caught in it and causing the impeller not to turn. This would most likely be the cause for the issue. If there is something that got in the pump it is very possible that it damaged the pump.
Washer will not do anything. There is power going to the unit. Push start button but it beeps and then nothing.
Answer Hello Lee,
You should first check the lid switch WH12X10334. If it doesn't make electrical connection, the machine will not operate.
My washing machine does not agitate or spin. I am lead to believe that the problem may be with the belt, lid switch, or the motor. The belt appears to be in good shape. Which leaves the lid switch and the motor. How can I Ohm the lid switch and/or how do can I initiate the cycle in which I can read the Motot Inverter board status?
There is not a cycle to initiate the motor inverter board status. The inverter board will be flashing a code if it is bad. If it is one second on one second off then it is in normal standby. This information is also located on the tech sheet. When running it will be 1/2 second on 1/2 second off normal running. If it is anything other than these you would need to refer to the tech sheet on what to check. If it is normal then the lid switch would be the issue or if there is no light on the inverter board then check the inline fuse which is on the right side front corner in the wiring harness.
Can the lid switch be temporally bypassed?
Answer Hello Tim,
There should be no problem with bypassing the lid switch for testing purposes only as long as you remove the bypass jumper before putting the unit back into operation. You should be able to do this at the connector in the control panel. It will be a white plastic Molex connector with a red and an orange wire in it. Unplug the connector and jump the connector on the side that doesn't lead to the switch.
The agitaor does not work. all other functions work fine.
Answer Hello Jerome. It sounds like the coupler WH49X10042 is bad and will need to be replaced in the unit.