GE Washing Machine Cycle [Guide, Problems & Solutions]

If your GE washing machine cycles are giving you trouble and you don’t know what to do, you’ve come to the right place. This in-depth guide will explain the causes of these issues and give you steps on how to fix them. So, without wasting any more time, let’s get right to it…

GE Washing Machine Filling With Water During Spin Cycle — Solved

If your GE washing machine is filling with water during spin cycles, you’ll need to replace the water inlet valve. Here’s how to do this…

How To Change A Damaged GE Top Loader Washing Machine Water Inlet Valve

Take the following steps to replace the water inlet valve in your GE top loader washing machine…

Step 1. In order to avoid electrocution or water damage, ensure that you do not attempt any repairs on your washing machine without turning off the water and power supply first.

Step 2. Go to the back of your washing machine and disconnect the water inlet hoses (in case water spills out, make sure to have a rag nearby).

Step 3. Use your screwdriver to remove the screws at the back of the washing machine holding the control panel.

Step 4. Slide the control panel sideways and detach it from your washing machine.

Step 5. The water inlet valve will be mounted on the control panel bracket. Disconnect each of the solenoid wires from the water inlet valve.

Step 6. Use a pair of pliers to press the clamp on the hose connected to the water inlet valve and slide the hose out of place.

Step 7. Remove the mounting screws holding the water inlet valve to your washing machine with a screwdriver.

Step 8. Pull the water inlet valve assembly out of your washing machine.

Step 9. Get your new water inlet valve assembly out of its pack.

Step 10. Install the new water inlet valve assembly in your washing machine and secure it by using a Philips screwdriver to apply the three mounting screws at the back.

Step 11. Connect the hose to the new water inlet valve and secure it by sliding the retaining clamp in place.

Step 12. Connect each solenoid wire connector to its appropriate terminal on the new water inlet valve assembly.

Step 13. Put the control panel back on and secure it by applying the screws at the back.

Step 14. Reconnect the water inlet hoses back to the water inlet ports at the back of your washing machine.

Step 15. Plug your washing machine back to its power outlet and turn on the water supply. Once you’ve done this, run a wash cycle to ensure that everything is working properly.

How To Change A Damaged GE Front Loader Washing Machine Water Inlet Valve

Here’s what you need to do to replace damaged water inlet valve in your GE front loader washing machine…

Step 1. Avoid electrocution or water leakage by making sure to turn off your washing machine’s power and water supply before attempting any repairs.

Step 2. Detach the water inlet hoses from the inlet ports at the back of your washing machine. Remember to keep a rag nearby in case water spills out of the hoses

Step 3. Take out the screws at the back of your washing machine holding the top panel with a Philips screwdriver.

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Step 4. Slide the top panel back a few inches and lift it off your washing machine.

Step 5. Disconnect the solenoid wires connected to the water inlet valve inside the washing machine’s cabinet (make sure to take note of the positioning of each wire before disconnecting anything).

Step 6. Use a pair of pliers to press the clamp holding the hose to the water inlet valve and slide the hose out of place.

Step 7. Disconnect the hose from the water inlet valve assembly.

Step 8. Use your Philips screwdriver to take out the two mounting screws at the back of your washing machine holding the water inlet valve.

Step 9. Pull the water inlet valve assembly out of the washing machine.

Step 10. Get your new water inlet valve assembly out of its pack.

Step 11. Install the new water inlet valve in your washing machine and secure it by applying the two Philips screws at the back of the washing machine.

Step 12. Connect the hose to the new water inlet valve assembly and slide the retaining clamp in place to secure it.

Step 13. Connect each solenoid wire to its appropriate terminal on the new water inlet valve assembly.

Step 14. Connect the water inlet hoses to their appropriate ports on the new water inlet valve assembly (make sure that the connection is properly tightened in order to avoid water leakage).

Step 15. Slide the top panel of your washing machine back on and apply the Philips screws at the back to secure it.

Step 16. Turn on your washing machine’s water and power supply.

Step 17. To ensure that everything is working properly, try running a wash cycle.

Note: To learn how your washing machine’s water inlet valve works, click here.

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GE Washing Machine Shakes Violently During Spin Cycle — Solution

If your GE washing machine shakes violently during spin cycles, you’ll need to replace the tub bearing. Here’s how to do this…

Step 1. Do not attempt any repairs on your washing machine without turning off the power and water supply first. This will help prevent electrocution and water leakage.

Step 2. Detach the water inlet hoses from the water inlet ports at the back of your washing machine.

Step 3. Use a screwdriver to take out the screws at the back of the control panel.

Step 4. Slide the control panel sideways a bit to detach it from the main top of the washer.

Step 5. Detach the wires from the control panel and set it aside.

Step 6. Insert a putty knife under the main top panel of your washing machine to release the clips holding the front section of your washing machine.

Step 7. Pull the front panel off your washing machine and set it aside.

Step 8. Use your screwdriver to take out the two screws at the front of your washing machine holding the main top panel.

Step 9. Slide the panel forward a bit and lift it up slightly.

Step 10. Reach under the top panel and use a pair of pliers to release the lid switch wire retainer from the cabinet.

Step 11. Open the lid of your washing machine.

Step 12. Reach under the tab and squeeze the tab on the lid switch to release it.

Step 13. Push the lid switch through the opening at the top. Turn the lid switch sideways and push it back through the opening.

Step 14. Take the main top panel off the washing machine completely.

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Step 15. Use your screwdriver to take out the screws on the control panel bracket, trim, and rear panel.

Step 16. Use a pair of pliers to release the air pressure tube from the water pressure switch.

Step 17. Set the control panel bracket aside.

Step 18. Use your screwdriver to take out the screws holding the shock dampening straps to the tub cover and pull the straps off.

Step 19. Release the tabs at the bottom of the tub cover and pull the cover off the tub.

Step 20. Pull up the dispenser cap and rotate the cup counter-clockwise to take it out of the washer’s tub.

Step 22. Take out the agitator bolt using a 7/16 inch socket wrench (turn clockwise to take it out).

Step 23. Pull the agitator out of the washing machine.

Step 24. Pull the drive block and washer off the agitator shaft.

Step 25. Take out the tub nut using a 1-11/16 inch tub nut wrench (turn clockwise).

Step 26. Lift the inner tub off the drive shaft and set it aside.

Step 27. Using a flat-blade screwdriver, pry the split ring off the drive shaft and lift the washer nut out.

Step 28. Disconnect the mode shifter and motor wires from the drive motor (take note of the positioning of each wire).

Step 29. Use a screwdriver to take out the drive motor grounding wire.

Step 30. Use a pair of pliers to release the wires from the drive motor mounting bracket.

Step 31. Untwist the wires from the suspension rod.

Step 32. Use your screwdriver to release the screw holding the drain hose to the tub of your washing machine.

Step 33. Pull the hose off the tub (expect some water to leak out.

Step 34. Use a pair of pliers to disconnect the air pressure tub from the side of the tub and detach it from the retainer.

Step 35. Lift the tub up slightly and release the four suspension rods from the base frame.

Step 36. Tilt the tub and motor assembly forward a bit and pull it out of the cabinet.

Step 37. Lay the tub on the ground and turn it upside down.

Step 38. Release the drive belt from the bottom of the tub.

Step 39. Take out the nut holding the drive pulley with a 3/4 socket wrench.

Step 40. Lift the pulley off and take out the hex bolts underneath.

Step 41. Use your socket wrench to take out the bolts holding the base frame to the outer tub.

Step 42. Cut the zip-tie holding the overflow tube to the base frame.

Step 43. Lift the base frame assembly off the outer tub.

Step 44. Take the mode shifter and shaft assembly out of the washing machine’s tub.

Step 45. Pull the nylon washer off and use a screwdriver to take out the screw holding the tub bearing.

Step 46. Pry the bearing out of the tub and set it aside.

Step 47. Take your new washing machine tub bearing out of its packaging.

Step 48. Push the new tub bearing into the opening at the bottom of the tub.

Step 49. Secure the new tub bearing to the outer tub by applying the single Philips screw.

Step 50. Put the nylon washer on the new tub bearing.

Step 51. Insert the shaft and mode shifter assembly through the opening at the bottom of the tub.

Step 52. Align the base frame with the mode shifter and outer tub.

Step 53. Use your socket wrench to reapply the base frame bolts.

Step 54. Use a zip-tie to secure the overflow tube to the base frame.

Step 55. Secure the mode shifter by applying the hex bolts.

Step 56. Put the drive pulley back on and reapply the nut with a socket wrench to secure it.

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Step 57. Loop the drive belt back around the motor shaft and drive pulley.

Step 58. Put the tub and motor assembly back inside the cabinet (make sure the drive motor faces forwards).

Step 59. Lift the outer tub up a bit and snap the four suspension rods back in place on the base frame.

Step 60. Reconnect the air pressure tube to the side of the tub and secure the tube to the suspension rod with the retaining wire.

Step 61. Connect the drain hose back to the bottom of the tub and reapply the screw to secure it.

Step 62. Wind the motor wires around the suspension rod and snap all the retainers in place.

Step 63. Reapply the screw to secure the grounding wire.

Step 64. Connect the mode shifter and motor wires to the drive motor.

Step 65. Put the washer nut and split ring back on the drive shaft.

Step 66. Put the inner tub back in place by aligning it on the drive shaft.

Step 67. Put the tub nut back in place and thread it counter-clockwise with the tub wrench to secure it.

Step 68. Put the washer and drive block back in place on the agitator shaft.

Step 69. Put the agitator back in place and apply the bolt to secure it.

Step 70. Put the soap dispenser cup back in place and turn it clockwise to secure it.

Step 71. Snap the tub cover back in place.

Step 72. Connect the shock dampening straps back to the tub cover and secure them by applying the screws.

Step 73. Put the control panel bracket back in place and apply the screws to secure it.

Step 74. Reconnect the air pressure tube to the water pressure switch.

Step 75. Put the control panel trim and rear panel back in place. Apply the screws to secure.

Step 76. Insert the lid switch through the hole in the main top panel and snap the switch in place.

Step 77. Snap the wire retainer into the frame.

Step 78. Push the main top panel back in position and apply the screws at the front to secure it.

Step 79. Snap the main front panel of your washing machine back in place.

Step 80. Reconnect the electrical connectors to the control board and push the board back in place. Apply the screws at the back to secure.

Step 81. Reconnect the water inlet hoses to the ports at the back of your washing machine.

Step 82. Turn on your washing machine’s water and power supply then try running to make sure everything is working as it should.

Note: Please keep in mind that the procedure above can be applied to GE top loader washing machines only.

GE Washing Machine Basket Clean Cycle — How To Use

Here’s how to use the basket clean cycle in your GE washing machine…

Step 1. Take out all the clothes from your washing machine.

Step 2. Pour about 1 cup of liquid bleach into your washing machine’s tub.

Step 3. Close the door of your washing machine and turn on the water and power supply.

Step 4. Press the power button on your washing machine and use the selector knob to scroll to the Basket Clean cycle.

Step 5. Press the Start button on your washing machine. CLn will show up on the display (make sure you do not interrupt the cycle).

Step 6. Once the cycle is completed, leave the washing machine’s door open for a few hours (this will help the washer’s air out and prevent mold buildup).

GE Washing Machine Casual Cycle — Explained

The casual cycle on your GE washing machine is used when washing regular, everyday clothes.

GE Washing Machine Soak Cycle — What It Does

The Soak cycle in your GE washing machine simply soaks your clothes in cold water for a longer length of time than usual. Depending on what other setting your washer has, fabric softener will be released into the washer during this cycle.

GE Washing Machine Sanitize Cycle — Explained

The sanitize cycle in your GE washing machine uses a longer wash time and higher water temperature to kill bacteria in your clothes.