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GE WCVH6800JWW washer


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#1 JWMD

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 12:57 PM

I have a GE WCVH6800JWW (a front loader), about two years old. No matter what cycle I put it on (delicates, whites, normal, etc) the washer will over fill to the half way point then fully drain. It then acts as if the cycle is complete (most likely a safety cut-off issue to prevent too much filling).

What has been done so far:
The flow regulator, aka water pressure switch, has been replaced by a repairman. Didn't solve the problem.

The control board was replaced by the repairman. Didn't solve the problem.

Repairman is trying to call GE to get some help. So I went internet hunting and found this sight.

Any thoughts?

Thank you for your time.

JWMD

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 01:02 PM

Check the integrity of the black hose leading to the pressure switch off the bottom of the tub...should be air-tight, no holes or perforations.
also, blow from the switch back down to the point where it connects to the tub to clear any possible clogs or other obstructions...

Edited by KurtiusInterupptus, 31 May 2011 - 01:04 PM.

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 07:11 PM

Kurt...
You Sir are a mad genius. I detached the rubber hose and there was no blockage. In order to check tube integrity I filled the kitchen sink with water, submerged the tube, blocked off one end and blew into the other end. Lo and behold bubbles came out of at the midpoint of the tubes length. After closer inspection, I discovered that area of the tube had been rubbed, mostly likely by the tub body during multiple off-balance spin cycles, and had formed a pinhole. I patched it up with duct tape, reattached the tube and it worked.

I shouted for sweet victory. Anybody else here do that after fixing an appliance that has had you baffled for weeks? I wonder what the repair man will say!

I thank you greatly for your help, and this website is now my first stop for appliance help.

JWMD

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 10:03 PM

The repair guy should feel like a fool. Thats one of the first things he should have checked. Expensive lesson but a lesson learned.

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Posted 01 June 2011 - 05:57 AM

Glad you found it...just had that issue last week on a WP...
And I agree with santa...you have been victimized by the infamous" parts changing monkey" repair technician (loose usage of the term, for sure)
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