I can fix damn near anything that fits under a roof. But the washing machine is the one invention that has always stymied my old man, and now me. So much so that the wisdom in the family became, "If the dryer breaks down, fix it. If the washer breaks down, don’t even touch a screwdriver, just get another washing machine. That was when I was a tot. Now the things have an electronic brain (speed control) in addition to a mechanical timer on the control knob…Enough.
I have a WSXH208A1WW GE Front Loader.
Symptom: not cycling. It fills with water, and the pump empties the drum. The motor can turn the drum with no noise. But unless you manually turn the dial, it will not move on its own…unless you have about 9 hours for it to accidentally remember that it’s a washing machine and supposed to be sort of automatic.
I have replaced the timer ($100 or so) and incurred much loss of face when suitable results were not forthcoming. The only other thing I can think of is the speed control (computer) but that’s $370. If I buy that I am approaching the cost of a brand new unit. The machine appears to have no clutch, just a belt-driven drum controlled by a motor that hooks directly into the :: ulp :: speed control board.
Before I blow my hard earned dough on this piece, does anyone know if this gizmo causes this kind of problem? or is it a $3 valve that is simply confusing the brain?