But, here's the story in case anyone has any thoughts or suggestions:
It is a GE Heavy Duty Super Capacity clothes washer, Model number WBSR1060T5AA . Here's the User Manual: http://www.geappliances.com/search/older-pdfs/49-9981.PDF
I did go to http://repairclinic.com which I always do, and I looked at all of the videos that I could find there and read the symptom list.
Here is what happens: When set on "Small" load size, it works fine, When set on "Large" load size, it leaks a little water (not much, maybe a pint or two) on the floor. The water comes out onto the floor from under the washer near the left rear while facing the washer. On "Super" load size, it leaks a lot. Lots of water coming out on the floor from under the washer on the left rear side.
When I open the lid during the spin cycle, it keeps spinning, which seems unusual since I thought most washers had a shutoff that prevents spinning with the lid open. When I open the lid while agitating, I can stick a pen or whatever into the lid switch so it keeps agitating with the lid open.
On the "Super" load size setting, I noticed that it fills up pretty high, but instead of then draining out and water being pumped out before it starts spinning, it starts spinning right away. And, it appears that the force of the spinning causes the already-high water level to rise up and flow over the top of the tub -- apparently. that's what is causes the water on the floor. On the "Small" and "large" load size setting, it does drain first, then spins, but a little water still seems to leak on when set on the "Large" load size setting.
Too bad that our friend Stormy isn't still here with us because I'd bet that he would have an idea or two as to what the problem may be.
The washer isn't in my house. It is in a home that has foster kids in it. So, most likely, instead of me trying to figure it out, I will probably just buy a new one. I usually buy clothes washers at Lowes because they have free next day delivery and they set the new one up and they take the old one away.
But, still, I usually like to have an idea of what the underlying problem and/or fix is. Once in a while it is something simple that I could do myself.
Any thoughts or suggestions would be appreciated.