I think I am probably just going to get another clothes washer rather than
try to fix this one. That's mostly because I am not that good at repairing
washers and dryers etc, and the cost of getting someone to repair it often
comes close to the cost just buying a new one anyway.
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:
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
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
Any thoughts or suggestions would be appreciated.