Stacked washer fills but won't spin or agitate

by Todd
(Grapeview, Washington)

I have a 2008 GE stackable washer/dryer, model number WSM2420D3WW. It was vibrating and shaking, presumably because of an unbalanced load. I opened the lid, re-distributed the clothes, and put the agitator back in place. When I came back a few minutes later, it was just sitting there. It now will fill, but then stops - won't agitate, spin, or drain. If I switch to a higher water level, it adds more water, but then stops again after adding additional water. No audible sounds after filling - it just stops.

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Hi Todd,

The first thing you need to look at is the lid switch. Look down in the hole that the actuator sticks into to hit the switch to see if the switch is broken out. If so replace the lid switch and if not you will have to check the lid switch with an ohmmeter to see if it is bad. If the lid switch is open (electrically) with the door closed replace the lid switch. If it is closed (has continuity) then the lid switch is ok.

Let me know if it isn’t the lid switch and we will go from there.

Thank you,

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Switch is fine
by: Todd in Grapeview

Switch appears fine. Any other ideas?

I have the same problem...
by: Anonymous

Same problem here... Waiting on the suggestion for the next steps... :/

by: Shawn

If you checked the lid switch with an ohmmeter and it checks out ok then the timer may be bad. The only problem is timers are very complicated to test and I can’t tell you how to do so without a wiring diagram.

Since the washer was so out of balance there could be a loose connection. Look for a loose wire that may have came loose due to the out of balance load.

Thank you,

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