GE WHRE5260E Top Load Washer - Answered Questions & Fixed issues

Replace gasket.

GE WHRE5260E Top... | Answered on Sep 29, 2017 | 64 views

CHECK THE SENSOR SWITCH underneath the washer where the door closes , it could be loose or damaged, hope this helps AJ

GE WHRE5260E Top... | Answered on Apr 30, 2015 | 662 views

When the machine agitates, it stops working. The belt has a lot of tension at this point.

stops working?? does it trip shutdown what
your info is far too sparse to make any definitive view
if the belt and rotors gears {egg gear} has failed
you would hear it grinding

so can you hear the motor running
ie youll hear the water circulation motor pump
usually one motor is used for both
if this is the case and the motor runs then its the gear system thats wrong
check the agitator motor start up capacitor hasnt failed
the info you give isnt good enough

GE WHRE5260E Top... | Answered on Feb 09, 2015 | 50 views

The water valve is either faulty or clogged. Remove the hoses and check the screen in the water valve on the back of the machine.

GE WHRE5260E Top... | Answered on Feb 05, 2014 | 29 views

You can do one or 2 things. Drain the machine, disconnect the pressure tube going to the level switch and reconnect it. Check the actual switch itself and make sure it is working and also check that it hasnt fallen off and shorted itself against the frame of the washing machine. I see these switches fall off inside a lot.

GE WHRE5260E Top... | Answered on Dec 06, 2013 | 78 views

there should be a key sequence to program the new board as this board will fit a lot of units with different features,and you need to set the program for your particular machine,there should be an instruction sheet on how to accomplish this with the new board

GE WHRE5260E Top... | Answered on Apr 28, 2013 | 86 views

the cloths in the washer needs to be ballance... too much load on one side

GE WHRE5260E Top... | Answered on Jan 01, 2013 | 451 views

Sounds like a broken know try pushing in with some force or pull out with some force if both fail the know will have to be replaced

GE WHRE5260E Top... | Answered on Sep 26, 2012 | 31 views

On a modern washer there will be an Engineers Program which is invoked by a key combination press. You can control all the functions from there and do tests. 1200 rpm is the Ideal speed for a washing machine for good reasons... Ask any Woman this !!
Google your Model with Engineer Program etc.

We have a range of Service Manuals at: and adding many new ones everyday.

GE WHRE5260E Top... | Answered on Aug 29, 2012 | 82 views

easy fix.
replace the motor:

Service guide

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GE WHRE5260E Top... | Answered on Mar 06, 2012 | 131 views

Hi from retired Englishman in SW France,

I'm sorry but you are not actually talking to any particular manufacturer but a FixYa forum and the forum is just made up of ordinary guys and gals, probably at home and from all over the world, with experience of addressing problems and giving guidance for free on the web. Also members on Fixya are not 'affiliated' to, or representative of, any manufacturer at all, just using their experience gained probably over many years.

Have a look at the manufacturer's panel, probably on the back- it might give you an indication there- or your manual?
Another possibility would be to go onto the manufacturer's web site DIRECT to see, OR your (intended) vendor's site?

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Thanks and good luck!
John C

GE WHRE5260E Top... | Answered on Sep 22, 2011 | 22 views


The #1 error means that the motor indeed is bad and it needs to be replaced. You could try resetting the motor inverter board before replacing the motor and see if the trouble reoccures first...this tip i wrote will tell ya how to reset the inverter board to see if it works ok before replacing the motor


GE WHRE5260E Top... | Answered on Sep 07, 2011 | 469 views

there is a product called washing machine cleaner that can resolve this issue. Use it monthly.

GE WHRE5260E Top... | Answered on Jul 10, 2011 | 234 views

Do it from the top.

GE WHRE5260E Top... | Answered on Jun 09, 2011 | 97 views

Use an ohmmeter across all the windings, they should be a few ohms (my washer is 2.3 to 2.7 ohms). There is probably a service manual inside the front, bottom panel that will give you the exact range for your motor and that also gives you the pin definition of the connector so you know what pins the different windings attach to.

GE WHRE5260E Top... | Answered on Feb 28, 2011 | 597 views

On something like this several test will need to be made with a volt/ohm meter & inspection of the washers control board in order to determine what the problem is. Usually on this model the "control board is the failed component. Here is a link to the control board in case you need it.

GE WHRE5260E Top... | Answered on Jan 25, 2011 | 42 views

Sounds like the lid switch has gone bad. Here is the part you will need.

GE WHRE5260E Top... | Answered on Dec 31, 2010 | 30 views

Hi, did you say the drum of the washer hangs down from the top panel? If that be the case, you certainly have to replace the shock absorber to make the drum balance again.

GE WHRE5260E Top... | Answered on Dec 11, 2010 | 71 views

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