GE Top Load Washer Troubleshooting

Every major appliance maker in the world has its own approach to troubleshooting the most common problems in the devices. Large appliance makers like GE that makes everything from a washing machine to a state of the art medical scanner have simple guides that can help you to not just understand the problem but also to solve it. You may be aware that some brands have opted for error codes. The manual has a list of error codes. When you see an error in the LCD display or it could be an LED display on the appliance, you can refer to the manual and check out the corresponding problem. The solution recommended will also be mentioned. Hence, it is a simple case of checking the error code, knowing the error or problem and solving it as recommended.

How to Identify the Issue

The scenario is not very different for GE top load washer troubleshooting. The only difference in GE washing machines is that you don’t get numerical or alphanumerical error codes. Instead, you get flashes. GE top load washers usually come with an inverter and its control is mounted atop the drive motor. This inverter control can manage the direction and the speed of the drive motor. There is an LED under the metal cover usually towards the right side of the inverter control that indicates whether or not the appliance is working fine and if it is not then what the error could be. This light or flash is also known as the diagnostic LED for the function it serves.

It is obvious that when there is no problem and the top load GE washer is working perfectly, the LED will behave in a normal way. The LED usually blinks rhythmically, staying on for half a second and staying off for half a second. This assures you the washer is working and it is in optimal condition. When you are not using the washer but the washer is in an optimal condition, the LED will blink rhythmically, staying on for a second and staying off for a second. Whenever there is a problem, you would find the blinking of the LED altered. This indicates an underlying or an obvious problem. It could be an electrical or mechanical or electromechanical problem.

Troubleshooting

The LED would keep blinking erroneously but in a pattern so you can identify the error using a guide and only a reset or repair will stop the LED from blinking oddly. Let us explore how you can reset the washer and what you should do when there are different error codes or flashes of the LED as per the GE top load washer troubleshooting guide.

1. If you have one flash constantly, it indicates motor failure. You should unplug the washer, get a new drive motor and replace the old one.

2. If there are two flashes constantly, that indicates a slipping drive belt. It could also be a loose hub nut that is on the spin basket. You should unplug the washer and check the drive belt. Tighten it if it is loose and replace it if it is damaged. Check the hub nut. Tighten it if loose and replace it if damaged. If the drive belt and the hub nut are both fine, then you need to check the drive motor. You may have to replace the drive motor.

3. If you find three flashes, it indicates a defective inverter control. You may have to replace the drive motor because it contains the inverter control. GE doesn’t sell the inverter control separately. It is best to go with compatible parts and components that are officially recommended.

4. Four flashes indicate a failure of the mode shifter circuit. The mode shifter is in the drive shaft assembly. You need to reconnect the wire between the mode shifter and the inverter control. It could be disconnected or loose. You may have to replace the drive shaft assembly if you find a defective mode shifter. Again, the mode shifter is not available as a standalone component. You must get a drive shaft assembly including the mode shifter.

5. Five flashes imply motor failure. Replace the motor failure after you have unplugged the appliance.

6. Six flashes indicate locked rotor. A locked rotor is because of any component in the drive motor that is preventing its rotation. You need drive system components and you may have to replace the drive motor if there are multiple components causing the problem.

7. Seven flashes indicate the lid has not opened for four consecutive cycles. The inverter control is programmed in a way to identify the lid switch opening after each cycle. When four cycles go by without the lid switch opening even once, the inverter control is designed to assume that there is a defective lid switch. You need to replace the wire connecting the lid switch. You may have to get a new lid switch if it is actually damaged.

8. Eight flashes indicate an overheated motor. You must reduce the load, replace any components in the drive system that may prevent the optimal rotation and you may have to get a new drive motor if everything else is alright.

9. Nine flashes indicate a defective motor brake. Get a new drive motor.

You must reset the inverter control whenever you attend to any problem.

Frigidaire Affinity Front Load Washer Troubleshooting

1. Washer Makes Clanking Sounds

Stop your cycle. Make sure there are no coins or other objects found in the drum. In case you find unnecessary objects, remove them. If the problem persists, check the pump for any blockages and make sure it is not clogged.

2. Washer Makes Thumping Sounds

Stop your cycle. Open the door and redistribute your load manually. Restart the cycle. In cases of wrongly distributed or larger loads, such sounds occur.

3. Washer Is Vibrating During Cycle

Stop your cycle and make sure that the washer is balanced correctly. Level the washer if needed. Once leveled correctly, restart your cycle.

4. Washer Does Not Start

Make sure that your washer is properly connected to power. Check for fuses or breakers. If you are sure that the problem is not power related, check the water supplies. Turn the water supply on fully. In case the problem persists, the motor might have overheated. Wait for the machine to cool down. If your washer still does not start after an hour, multiple parts might be affected and need to be repaired or replaced. Ask for professional assistance.

5. Washer Will Not Spin

Stop your cycle. Add more clothing, since small loads can prevent the machine from proper spinning. Balance your loads and restart your cycle. In case the problem persists, there might be multiple parts affected that need replacement or repair. Ask for professional assistance.

6. Washer Does Not Drain Properly

Stop your cycle. Make sure that the drain hose is not clogged or pinched. Remove any possible blockages to ensure appropriate drainage. In case the problem persists, replace the drain hose.

7. Washer Does Not Fill

Make sure that the water pressure is at the correct level. Turn the water faucet on and check the pressure of the water. Ensure that the water supply faucets are turned on completely. If the problem persists, make sure that there are no other faucets running, as these can greatly affect water pressure. Restart your cycle. In case turning off other faucets did not solve the error, there might be a more complex problem with your water pressure. Ask for professional assistance.

8. Fixing Error Codes

In case your machine displays an error code, refer to the manual, to fix the error. In case there is no manual available, the official Frigidaire website can help you diagnose your situation. Under the Owner Support link, choose your model or search for it and download the user manual. Search for the displayed error code.

Bosch Axxis Washer Troubleshooting

1.Washer Is Not Spinning

In case your Axxis washer stops spinning, or does not even enter the spin cycle/shuts off during the cycle, check for power issues. Make sure that the washer is plugged in correctly and that the breaker has not tripped. Once you are sure that the washer is appropriately connected and is receiving power, check if the front door is closed properly. As these machines have a built-in safety feature, which can halt operations in case the front door is not shut properly or latched, make sure that there is no blockage at the front, and close it properly. The “Rinse Hold” button also stops the washing cycle – make sure that the button is not pressed. To exit the “Rinse Hold” program, press the “Spin” button to resume your cycle.

2. Washer Is Stuck On Spin

All Axxis washing machines feature Bosch’s Unbalanced Load System. In case the machine detects imbalances, the cycle will be repeated. Stop the cycle, and redistribute the load manually, to avoid any future imbalances. Restart your cycle.

3. Washer Is Leaking Water

Stop your washing cycle and disconnect your machine from electricity. Check for draining errors, by making sure that the drain pipe is not clogged or pinched. Run a “Spin/Drain” or “Quickwash” cycle without loading the machine to get rid of any possible blockages or debris. Also, make sure that the drain hose is not pushed more than 6 inches into the drain pipe, as it can block your machine from proper draining.

4. Door Won’t Open

As the door latches into an electric lock, keeping the door locked during the cycle, check your door and the electric lock for any possible damages. Check the control cables (2) between the door latch and the main control board for any loose wiring or damages. As these wires provide power to the solenoid and transmit the signal to the main control board for deciding whether the latch is locked or not, make sure that the cables are undamaged. Reconnect any loose wires and replace the damaged ones.

5. My Machine Fills To The Top. How Should I Drain The Washer?

Remove the drain hose from the standpipe and place it in a large bucket. In this case, simple gravity will make the water empty from the wash tub. By starting an additional cycle, there is a possibility that your machine overflows, to avoid this, rely on gravity. Before starting a new cycle, make sure that your drain hose or drain pump is not clogged, or pinched, which can result in unsuccessful draining and overfilling.

Boiler Gas Valve Troubleshooting

Gas valves nowadays have various applications, and are also vital parts to boilers, where electronic ignition controls or printed circuit boards are responsible for valve control. Standing point gas valves are slightly different compared to the electronic ignition controlled ones, which in the case of troubleshooting, needs a slightly different kind of approach.

Seek Professional Assistance

In case, you decide to take a DIY approach, remember that it is always highly advisable to seek professional assistance. As the possible consequences of a wrongly “repaired” gas valve can be fatal, consider turning to a professional with complex issues. We also recommend replacing the valve instead of focusing on repairing separate components, to avoid any possible threats and damages.

Boiler Gas Valve with Electronic Ignition

In case you are dealing with a boiler equipped with an electronic ignition gas valve, first of all, check the board’s input and output. By this, you can follow the control sequence and identify the faulty sequence step. This sequence, in the case of an electronic control board, usually starts at a thermostat which is responsible for heating. Call for heat via the thermostat, and check the various safeties that can possibly block the output. These safety circuits usually include:

  • Draft pressure switches.
  • Draft hood limit switches.
  • Limit switches.
  • Other safety switches (opened by temperature or pressure, check the description of your device).

In case all safety are proven, your control board should be able to send opening signals to the main gas valve or light the intermittent pilot light (based on your boiler type).

The next step is proving the flame, which has to be detected by a flame sensor. In case there is a fault with the flame sensor, the cycle will restart. To avoid any major gas accumulation that could result in serious damage, once the flame cannot be proven the system will shut down for around 4 hours.

In case the flame is proven, the thermostat’s call for heat should be successful.

Standing Pilot Gas Valve

Compared to the methodology behind electronic ignition gas valves, there is only one difference with boilers that apply a standing pilot gas valve: there always has to be a pilot light on. Therefore, it is advisable to first check whether the pilot light is on.

If you are sure that the error does not come from a missing pilot light, follow the previously described methods (proving the safety circuits and the flame) to identify and solve your error.

In case you are still unsure of the underlying problem, call a professional, as working on such equipment can be hazardous.

Amana Front Load Washer Troubleshooting

Amana front load water troubleshooting is simple when you know the error codes, what they mean and what possible remedies you can opt for. Knowing the error codes, the corresponding problems and the recommended solutions will not be of help always as there can be complications. For that you would have to hire technicians. But most problems will be solvable if you are a hands-on user.

Code ‘dc’
The code ‘dc’ means there is unbalanced load in the washer and that is preventing it from spinning. You should just readjust the load so it is evenly distributed across cycles.

Code ‘dL’
Code ‘dL’ means the washer is running despite the door being unlocked. Turn the power off, restart the cycle and the error code must go away on its own. Else, you can call in a technician.

Code ‘dS’
Code ‘dS’ means the door is open while the washing is in operation. Try closing the door with a little more effort and it should be fine. Else, call in the service guys.

Code ‘FL’
Code ‘FL’ implies the door has not been locked or that the washer has not been able to lock the door for some reason. The same solution as above, for code ‘dS’, applies for this error as well.

Code ‘Hn’
Error ‘Hn’ means there is a problem with the water heater and perhaps the control is not working. You should call the technicians.

Code ‘LE’
Error code ‘LE’ means the water level is not appropriate or as much as need despite the washer trying to fill the requisite volume. Call the technicians.

Code ‘LO’
Error code ‘LO’ means the door will not or cannot be unlocked. The O will look like a 0 in the code. Ensure the door is closed properly and locked. Turn off the power and restart the washer. The code should not show up again. Else, call the technician.

Code ‘E3’
Error code ‘E3’ implies the motor is not functioning properly. Try restarting the cycle. Use the cycle selector to restart. The code may persist or reappear and that would call for a professional intervention.

Code ‘nd’
Error code ‘nd’ means there is a problem with the draining. Cleaning the drain valve, ensuring there are no blockages and checking the valves if they are alright should solve this problem.

Code ‘nF’
Error code ‘nF’ implies the washer has not been filled enough. Check the washer valve, the water inflow and if there are any obstructions in the rim or somewhere in the drive assembly preventing the fill. Look for kinked hoses and open the faucets completely.

Code ‘Sn’
Error code ‘Sn’ implies there is a problem with the control. Call a technician.

Code ‘PF’
Error code ‘PF’ indicates loss of power or electricity while the washer was in operation. Just restart the cycle.

Whirlpool Duet Sport Washer Troubleshooting

Truth be told, there are some problems with any washing machine that will be beyond the reckoning of most homeowners. Unless you are a washing machine expert, you would need to hire a technician to repair complicated problems. However, there are many common issues that will crop up from time to time which you can easily attend to. This Whirlpool Duet Sport washer troubleshooting guide should help you with the common and simpler problems.

Won’t Turn On

Your Whirlpool Duet Sport washer may not turn on. You should disconnect it from the power source and wait for half a minute and then restart the washer control. You should run a diagnostic test that the appliance is preprogrammed to perform. Check if the washer is getting power. If not, check the power outlet. If the supply is on, then there could be some issue with the power filter. You should check the power at the washer control. You may have to change the wire harness or replace the washer control. Call in a technician before you opt for the latter.

Won’t Lock

The door may not lock or it may not unlock. Disconnect the washer from the power source. Run the diagnostic test to check the door lock. The lock may need replacement but before that you should manually remove the door or the top panel to see if there is anything blocking the door or preventing it from functioning normally. You can easily unscrew the back of the panel and slide it out.

Doesn’t Fill

If the washer doesn’t fill, check the water valves, the hoses and the water inlet. There should be water flowing into the washer. The water valves inside must not block the inflow and the hoses must not cause any leaks for the washer to fill up. Whichever part or component is faulty and not catering to its purpose needs to be replaced.

Drum Doesn’t Rotate

You may have a drum that doesn’t rotate. This may be caused by obstruction due any part or component. You need to check the drive assembly and look for any component that is seemingly obstructing the rotation, clean it all up and replace any damaged part which may result in the problem having been worn out.

Leaks

Other common problems with a Whirlpool Duet Sport washer are leaks through bellows or door boot, vibration, incomplete cleaning and draining, stink, blockage causing draining issues and malfunctioning drain pumps among others.


GE Front Load Washer Troubleshooting

GE front load washer troubleshooting can be complicated. There are too many variables. Interconnected and interdependent components will make matters more complex. Should there be an obvious problem and only one cause, it is fairly simple to just replace that component or to repair it. Most components need to be replaced. Only those components that are loose or parts that can be tightened will not require replacing.

GE front load washer troubleshooting is made simpler with the manual from the manufacturer and various test modes that you can use to check the functioning of the pump, motor, inverter and water valves among other components. There are error codes as well indicating what the problem is and why. Using them you can target your diagnosis and hence remedy.

Service Mode

To start the service mode you should close the door, clear all present cycles using the power button that will need to be hard pressed for a while till the screen goes blank, the washer must be disconnected from the power source for half a minute at least and then you should reconnect the appliance to the power and press signal and start alternatively with delays within the first thirty seconds as the appliance powers up.

Test Mode

t01-t05
Test mode t01, t02 and t03 don’t have diagnostic purpose. Test t03 shows software revision data. Test t04 will indicate if the LED and buttons are working fine. The t05 tests the water pump. If there is a problem with the water pump, you must clean it and run the test again. If the problem persists, you need to replace the pump.

t06
T06 tests the water lever control. The test will display E for an empty tub, F for water up to the foam level, nl for water reaching the main level, oF for water at almost overflowing level and then E if the tub is again empty.

t07
T07 tests the water heater. After the tub is filled with water to the intended level, the heater will start working and the temperature displayed in the control panel will rise steadily. Should there be an issue, you need to check the water heater and might have to replace it.

t08
T08 tests the hot water valve. Malfunctioning hot water valve needs to be replaced. T09 is for cold water valve. This valve too needs to be replaced and cannot be repaired if it malfunctions. Test t10 will examine the spin basket and if it is tumbling. You may have to replace the spin basket or get rid of any component that is preventing the tumbling. You may want to call in a technician.

Frigidaire Washing Machine Troubleshooting

Frigidaire washing machine would have the same typical problems that washers of other brands have over time. Adequate preventive maintenance should be able to avert most of these problems, at least in the first few years, but you will have some issues as the machine gets old. Let us explore a simple Frigidaire washing machine troubleshooting guide talking about the most common and pertinent problems.

Belts

One of the most common problems with a Frigidaire washing machine is with the belts. There are drive belts in these washing machines that can wear off over time. A worn out belt will prevent spinning and efficient draining, there will be substantial noise and a burning smell may be exuded too. Two more common problems are with the lid switch and possibility of water leaks. A lid switch can break and that will prevent the machine from spinning. There would be a tub full of water but the machine will not work. Water leaks are usually caused by malfunctioning pumps and damaged or loosened hoses.

You should be able to turn the basket using just your hand and no manual or automatic tool. If you cannot do this then you may need to call in a technician. It is possible that the spin tube’s chrome surface has worn out or there is some rust buildup. Both could be the coexisting causes. There can be a damaged water seal or the upper spin bearing may have worn out as well. You need to consider replacing the water seal.

Pumps

Pump problems are quite common in any washing machine and Frigidaire is no exception. You need to avoid overloading and you should always keep a check on the water level to avoid overstressing the pump. Pumps may have malfunctioning components such as the motor or the water level.

It is possible the whole pump has gone bad. There will be issues with the transmission pulley and log spring or the one way bearing as time passes. The transmission pulley may have a backed out set screw. This is easy to fix. LGS spring issues and problems with one way bearing typically exist in older Frigidaire washing machines.

Additional Issues

Other common problems with Frigidaire washing machine are with the drive block, drive belt, idler pulley and transmission drive pulley. All these components have to be replaced. You cannot fix them or have them repaired by a technician.

Electrolux Dishwasher Troubleshooting

All dishwashers will have problems. Timely cleaning and maintenance will avert most of the common issues but some will pop up unexpectedly and without any forewarning. Fortunately, Electrolux has a diagnostic system in its dishwashers so your task is simplified. You would not be clueless when you get an error code. You would not have to delve into the mechanics, the components and the technicality of how dishwashers function. You can simply read the error code, check the corresponding problem and opt for the recommended remedy. In this Electrolux dishwasher troubleshooting guide, we discuss some of the error codes you are likely to encounter and what you should do to resolve the issues they indicate.

Lights Flashing

When you find the lights on your dishwasher flashing with intermittent delays, it indicates the failure of the heating element. The water pumped into the dishwasher is not getting heated up to the preset temperature or it is not attaining the intended temperature within the required period of time. This problem occurs when the heating element has suffered a burnout. You can use a multimeter to check the continuity and if the heating element doesn’t respond to it indicating lack of continuity then you should have it replaced. To replace you would need a new compatible heating element. Check the model number of your Electrolux dishwasher on the label at the side to find the compatible heating element.

Error Codes

‘LOC’
You could find the error code ‘LOC’ or ‘loc’ displayed in the panel. This indicates a locked door. You should press the Air Dry pad button and hold it for three seconds with the door in the latched position. You could keep the door open in some new models. After three seconds, the control pad will be unlocked and the light will go out.

’01’
’01’ error code on an Electrolux dishwasher indicated water leak. There is a sensor under Electrolux dishwashers that can detect water leaks. You should disconnect the dishwasher from its power source. Check the pumps, hoses and also the tub to look for leaks. Any part that is leaking should be replaced. The problem is almost always in the drain pump, drain hose or the recirculation pump.

’02’
‘02’ error code on an Electrolux dishwasher indicates a failed thermistor sensor. Disconnect from the power source and check the circuit wiring of the thermistor sensor. If the wiring is fine, the thermistor sensor needs to be replaced. If the wiring is faulty then you need to fix that before you can infer that the sensor is faulty.

’03’
’03’ error code on an Electrolux dishwasher indicates failure of the wash motor. Disconnect from the power source and check the wiring of the wash motor. Should the wiring be fine, there could be a problem in the pump, usually a blockage. You would need to replace the wash motor. Again, you can be sure only after being assured that the wiring is fine.

’04’
‘04’ error code on an Electrolux dishwasher indicates failure of the upper fan. Disconnect from the power source and check the upper fan’s wiring. Should the wiring be fine, the fan must be replaced.

’05’
‘05’ error code on an Electrolux dishwasher indicates failure of the vent or it could also be the upper fan. Check the wiring and then the vent. You may have to replace the wiring, the vent or the upper fan. Rare cases would require replacing all three.

’06’
‘06’ error code on an Electrolux dishwasher indicates failure of the lower fan. If the wiring is alright, the fan must be replaced. Both may require replacement if faulty.

’07’
‘07’ error code on an Electrolux dishwasher indicates failure of the drain valve. Check the wiring and replace the valve if the former is alright.

’08’
‘08’ error code on an Electrolux dishwasher indicates failure of the interface control. There is a switch on the interface that could be defective. You may have to replace the whole user interface.

’09’
‘09’ error code on an Electrolux dishwasher indicates failure of communication through the user interface control or electronic control board. Loose wiring can cause connection problems between the electronic control board and the user interface control. Check the wires to ensure they are not the problem. Then you should check the electronic control board and the user interface control. You may have to replace either or both depending on if one or both are faulty.

’10’
‘10’ error code on an Electrolux dishwasher indicates a failure in the relay of the electronic control board. You would have to replace the ECB.

’11’
‘11’ error code on an Electrolux dishwasher indicates failure of the drain valve. Should the wiring be alright, the drain valve must be replaced.

’12’
‘12’ error code on an Electrolux dishwasher indicates a problem with the position of the drain valve. It may be activated when it is supposed to be switched off. Disconnect the dishwasher from the power source. Inspect the wiring of the drain valve and then the electronic control board. You may have to replace only the drain valve or just the electronic control board or both.

’13’
Error code ‘13’ indicates failure of the electronic control board and ‘30’ indicates problem of the wash motor circuit.

Samsung Front Load Dryer Troubleshooting

1. Error Code “bE”
A button is stuck on the control panel. Go through the buttons of the control panel and push all buttons to free the stuck one. In case the button cannot be freed, your control panel needs to be replaced.

2. Error Code “Od”
Drying time was too long. Disconnect your dryer from electricity. Check your wire connections and reconnect any loose wires. In case the wire harness seems to be damaged, replace the harness. Check the moisture sensor bar also, if it seems to be damaged, replace the component.

3. Error Code “Et”
There is an error with the control board. To reset your control board, disconnect your machine from electricity and wait for at least 10 minutes. In case the problem persists after resetting your electronic control board, replace the faulty component.

4. Error Code “tS” or “tO”
There is an error with the temperature sensor, your thermistor might be shorted, or your thermistor is stuck open electrically. Disconnect your machine from electricity and test your thermistor’s resistance by using a meter. In case the resistance is 40,000+ ohms the thermistor needs to be replaced. In case the resistance is around 10,000 ohms, check the wire harness for any damage or loose wires. In case it is damaged, replace the harness. If the harness is undamaged and the resistance seems to be correct, there might be a problem with your electronic control board. Replace the component based on your findings.

5. Error Code “dO” / “dF”
The door is in an opened position / the circuit of your door has a failure. Check the door of the dryer and make sure it is shut. In case the problem persists, disconnect your machine from electricity and check for any loose wires around the door switch and reconnect them. If the harness seems to be damaged, replace it. In case the harness seems to be undamaged and there are no loose wires, your door switch needs to be replaced.

6. Error Code “FE”
The frequency of your power supply is out of range. Make sure the dryer receives the appropriate power. In case the problem persists, replace the electronic control board.

7. Error Code “HE” / “hE” (Gas Dryers)
There is an issue with the heating. Check if the gas valve is in an opened position. Disconnect your machine from electricity and look for any loose wires. In case the wire harness is damaged, replace the component.

8. Error Code “HE” / “hE” (Electric Dryers)
There is an issue with the heating. Check if the circuit breaker of the dryer has tripped. Disconnect your machine from electricity and look for any loose wires. In case the wire harness is damaged, replace the component. Check if the heating element is damaged and replace it if needed.