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Take off the front to see where the noise is from. Nothing can happen until it is pinpointed.

GE WHRE5260E Top... | Answered on Sep 24, 2010


Problems with a washing machine not spinning or not draining are often inter related..

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Washing Machine does not Pump or Spin

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Front Load Washing machine not draining and or not spinning


GE WHRE5260E Top... | Answered on Sep 06, 2010

Use a putty knife between the top and front panel dcd33c9.jpgThis video shows how to access the innards of a newer model GE than yours but yours is basically the same thing with a diff motor and tranny.

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GE WHRE5260E Top... | Answered on Sep 02, 2010

with the agitator out look near the bottom for a large flat nut with notches in it. a correct spanner wrench will engage this notched nut so you can unscrew it and the tub should come right out.

GE WHRE5260E Top... | Answered on Aug 22, 2010


Re:"Do I have a control panel issue or do you think i have a motor coupling issue?"

Neither one.

Before going for timer board or "motor coupler" (this washer use a variable speed motor and transmission system) the machine must be tested for more common failures that can cause the machine not spinning.

As first thing look for water at the bottom of the tub. If water is not being drained completely the machine will not advance to spin.
If there is a drain problem, look for blockage , checking drain hose at teh back, and checking for blockage at pump hose attachment, test pressure switch and ensure pump is working.

If there is no water, and drain is OK the pressure switch can still be responsible. If the PS is sensing an incorrect amount of water, then the washer will not advance to spin even if drain is OK. Try blowing into the pressure switch hose. Pressure switch is difficult to test, as this is done by reading Ohms on switch with tub full and empty, after disconnecting power during cycle. Jumping the switct won't be a good test, as the machine won't cycle. Before replacing the PS check the lid switch.

Top loader like this GE check the lid switch before advancing to spin. Common failure causing no spin is a defective lid switch. The lid switch can be easily tested by jumping its contacts.

If all the above does not work, then you may start thinking about the timer board. From description it does not look like a faulty control assembly.

Here parts:

Lid Switch PS269869

_.gifPressure sw. PS269820

Here all parts and diagrams for your model.


GE WHRE5260E Top... | Answered on Jul 17, 2010

Have you tried tightening it with a spanner?

GE WHRE5260E Top... | Answered on Apr 28, 2010

That could be excess detergent causing the control to do extra washes to get rid of detected Suds. On these washers it is critical to use HE detergent and the right amount. Most often directions on detergent boxes are useless. This washer has a 3 phase motor with an inverter to change the current from 120 to 200 volts dc. If you continue to use wrong amounts of detergent the inline fuse will eventually blow from the motor overheating trying to correct overdose of detergent. Read more about it in the GE HYDROWAVE SERVICE MANUAL

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GE WHRE5260E Top... | Answered on Apr 24, 2010

Your washer takes 35 gallons to wash and 35 gallons to rinse. Ask me how I know? Well I work on them but last December my washer (which is the same as yours) developed a problem with the cold water inlet valve. My inlaws and daughter and friends all come by at different times to use paws paws washer. They pass 50 laundry mats to come to my house. Just for fun I told my wife to get a 5 gallon bucket and fill the washer up. It takes 7 buckets to fill the washer up and get it to start washing. Later she decided to run a water hose out to the washer and fill it up. Then my mother in law suggested she put the washer on rinse and fill the tub. That told me I had a timer problem. But luckily I have 2 or 3 washers around the house I can get parts off of. So to recap: 70 gallons of water to wash a full load of clothes is what I guesstamate it took. Did that slow down my inlaws? Nope.

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GE WHRE5260E Top... | Answered on Mar 05, 2010

check the seal on your drain pump it is where it attaches to the motor

GE WHRE5260E Top... | Answered on Feb 16, 2010

there are two tabs under the main top that you need to depress with a putty knife. that will release the front panel. once you remove the front that will give you access to the two screws that hold the main top down

GE WHRE5260E Top... | Answered on Feb 07, 2010

Sounds as tho there is an excess of fabric softener build up on the inside of the outter tub. Try Filling with Hot water and bleach and let set for an evening and then turn back on and e tcontinue washing thru cycle.

GE WHRE5260E Top... | Answered on Jan 31, 2010

I think that from time to time your water inlet valve is sticking and not cutting off. This can be caused by sediment in the water or wear on the valve. The cold water valve is the one which usually sticks. The valve is on the back where the water hose connects to the washer. Replace it or flush and blow it out and make sure the wire strainer is in the other end of hose.

GE WHRE5260E Top... | Answered on Jan 26, 2010

first you nead to use a flat puddy knife to open the frount panal,place the puddy knife about 5" on the left and the right and push in and pull out on the frount panale.now you have axsess to the top panal.

GE WHRE5260E Top... | Answered on Jan 19, 2010

You can take the front panel off of the washer by using credit cards. You use credit card to push the clips in by the sides of the wash machine. The pressure value hose is connected to the outer tube of the washer, it is a tan color tube. Pull that off and you can see if there is any junk inside the hose. If there is you can use a q-tip and rubbing alcohol to clean. After you clean the hose, carefully blow into the hose. If you hear clicking sound then you got it working. If you don't it is your switch. They are not that bad replace. I am wanting to say around $60 or so.

GE WHRE5260E Top... | Answered on Dec 06, 2009

Doubtful that it is in the dryer, however there is a space under the agitator in your washing machine that a flat object, (such as a drivers license), could slip into. You would likely have to remove the agitator in order to check there. Here are some hints on removing your agitator if you'd like to check there. Various makes and models differ in how the agitator is removed. In some newer models, the agitator just lifts straight up and out. However, in most models you will have to do some combination of the following steps. First remove the fabric softener dispenser, if any. It should either lift or screw off. Next remove the cap. It may lift off, screw off or failing that, it may need to be pried off.
Beneath the cap some agitators are secured in place by a bolt. Use a socket wrench with an extension to remove that bolt. Some Maytags may have a screw near to the bottom of the agitator post that must be removed. Now try to lift the agitator straight up, possibly with a little back and forth rocking motion. Use caution when pulling, the agitator may come loose suddenly and hit you in the face or send you flying
backward. If the agitator is particularly stubborn, you can loop some rope under one side of the agitator at the bottom and then up over a broom handle. Now loop it again under the other side of the agitator and back up to the broom. Brace one end of the broom handle against the top of the washer and lift up on the other end. Double check that you have removed anything that may be securing the agitator in place. Do not use too much force or you may damage the washer cabinet, agitator or injure yourself. Good Luck. Hope this helps!

GE WHRE5260E Top... | Answered on Oct 26, 2009

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