20 Most Recent GE WHRE5260E Top Load Washer - Page 4 Questions & Answers


IMPORTANT: Read thoroughly. DO NOT add detergent or other laundry products to this cycle.
1. Remove all items from the washer.
2. Open the dispenser drawer and 2/3 cup (160 mL) of liquid chlorine bleach to the bleach compartment. DO NOT use more than 2/3 cup (160mL) of bleach per cycle as this will lead to product damage.
3. Close the washer door and dispenser drawer.
4. Select the Clean Washer cycle or a full wash cotton 104 F wash (40 C). DO NOT use any higher temperature as this will cause unnecessary fumes
5. Press Start and allow cycle to complete.
6. If the bad odour persists, repeat the procedure 1 or 2 more times. This may be necessary if this is the first time you have run this cycle.
7. After the cycle is complete, leave the door open slightly to allow ventilation and drying of the washer interior.
8. Repeat the cleaning procedure monthly.
To maintain the washer freshness:
1. Use only HE High Efficiency detergent.
2. Leave the door open after each cycle to for better ventilation and drying of the washer interior.
3. Use warm / hot water in your machine unless the fabric you are washing requires cold.
4. Use the correct amount of fabric softener.
5. If your laundry room is damp, use a dehumidifier.
6. Clean the door seal of visible residue.

GE WHRE5260E Top... | Answered on Sep 10, 2009


Hello Friend, You either have a bad water level/pressure switch or your water inlet valve is bad. If you unplug the washer from the wall and the water stops filling the washer then it's not the water inlet valve. If it only continues to fill when wash cycle is started then you will need to replace the water level/pressure switch behind control panel. This should solve your problem. Happy to help, Tim.

GE WHRE5260E Top... | Answered on Aug 21, 2009


Sounds like a faulty water inlet valve solenoid. The solenoids can be tested for continuity using a multimeter or ohm meter. If either solenoid has no continuity, it is defective and the water inlet valve assembly will need to be replaced. I will attach a photo for reference. Sure hope this helped and best wishes.

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GE WHRE5260E Top... | Answered on Aug 03, 2009


Hello my fellow Mountaineer. I think your problem is most likely being caused by a defective water level switch. This switch senses the water level in the tub and shuts off the water. It's usually a diaphragm like device with a small clear plastic tube attached between the switch and the bottom of the washer's outer tub. As the water level increases, the pressure on the air in the tube increases and when the pressure reaches a certain level it signals the switch to shut the water off and signals the timer to begin the agitate cycle. Clear any obstruction in the tube or replace the switch. Hope this helped. GO MOUNTAINEERS!

GE WHRE5260E Top... | Answered on Jul 19, 2009


is it leaving water inside,if so the pump in the bottom has something longed in it.it will be about the size of a fist with black or white hoses going to it

GE WHRE5260E Top... | Answered on Jun 09, 2009


You don't remove the Top. You remove the Front. It is designed for front maintenace, the front pops off. Use a screwdriver on eaxh side about 2" down from the top.

GE WHRE5260E Top... | Answered on Jun 09, 2009


you have a broken coupler...this is a plastic and rubber part that connects the motor to the transmission.  A $20 part

When you receive advice from this website you have to understand that without the item in front of us, we are only able to provide "a best guess" as to what the problem might be based on you description of the defect.  If you haven't described a clear and precise description of the defect you decrease the chances of an accurate reply.  Thank you.   


GE WHRE5260E Top... | Answered on May 24, 2009


The coupling under the agitator is stripped and must be replaced.
It is a easy fix.

GE WHRE5260E Top... | Answered on May 05, 2009


try this , open washer do you can look inside , theres a DRAIN MOTOR PUMP with 2 hoses connected to it , have a bucket ready and some rags , your gonna take out the drain motor, that could be clogged and not able to continue with the drain rinse cycle. clean the impellers of drain motor , reinstall , and try again , hope this helps , please rate and thanks AJ

GE WHRE5260E Top... | Answered on Apr 16, 2009


This is a symptom of a pressure switch problem. Open the console and double check the pressure switch (located behind the water level knob) and make sure the rubber hose is still attached. In many case, this hose vibrates loose and comes off the pressure switch. Without the hose attached, the pressure switch never senses the change in pressure from the wash tub required for it to be shut off. The end result: your washer continually fills without shutting off. If it is a simple hose problem, you can prevent this from reoccurring by placing a small zip tie around the air hose at the point where it attaches to the pressure switch. Do not over-tighten as you may damage the switch fitting. Just make it snug.

If the air hose is still attached, and the electrical connections are still attached, replace the pressure switch. I could not find a part number with the model number you listed this under. Please double check you model number again and post back, so I can assist you finding the correct part (if needed). I hope this helps you. Let me know if you have further questions.

GE WHRE5260E Top... | Answered on Mar 24, 2009


Probably the drain pump seal has gone bad.
Check it for leaks.
If your floor is good and level look for water near the front center of the machine.

GE WHRE5260E Top... | Answered on Feb 28, 2009


Washers normally don't have much grease in them at all....the transmission is full of oil....which on GE washers often gets dumped onto the floor.Remove power, tilt the washer back and check on/around/near the large center pulley under the tranny....often the belt and pulley throw the oil around inside the cabinet.
Some of the oils they use are a synthetic oil....acts a little diff than some other oils....sometimes if water gets into the tranny the oil can change foamy or black due to the moisture.

GE WHRE5260E Top... | Answered on Feb 11, 2009


Remove the top cover behind the knobs. Two screws up top and 4 to 6 screws on the back. Once the back panel is removed then there are two screws holding on the knobs, remove the bad knobs and put the new one in the bad ones place. Forgot to tell you, make sure power is unplugged. Sure you knew that but just being safe

GE WHRE5260E Top... | Answered on Feb 11, 2009


water leaking from under the machine while running. Also will not stop filling in the rinse cycle.

GE WHRE5260E Top... | Answered on Feb 05, 2009


Bad transmission, replace washer. Part costs 150 wholesale, repair going to be high.

GE WHRE5260E Top... | Answered on Feb 01, 2009


don't try to take off box. take the are line if you have small compressor. shoot some air through it. it sounds like dirt clogged it. put a gallon of water in the machein if you hear bubbles the line is free. add some bleach to water and run the rinse cycle and it should be fixed.

GE WHRE5260E Top... | Answered on Jan 23, 2009


That is the motor that is going bad. it is a loud click on and off. They have a fix kit for that it takes about 30 min to install " I have done about 30 of them.I do not think they are to pricey.

GE WHRE5260E Top... | Answered on Jan 15, 2009


not sure exzakley ive repaired thousands of washers though.just dont pack the clothes in it.God bless,tom

GE WHRE5260E Top... | Answered on Jan 01, 2009

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