The way to Troubleshoot a GE Profile Washer Spin Cycle
GE’s Profile collection of washing machines have been equipped with an assortment of specialty cycles which make washing rare items, such as pet or wool bedding, easier. But no matter which kind of laundry you’re washing, then the spin cycle is one of the machine’s most important. Spinning the load at high speeds removes excess water and soap deposits so your laundry isn’t dripping wet when it’s done. Occasionally, you may notice issues with your washer’s spin cycle which may impede its performance. You are able to solve a number of these problems yourself, but others may take a trained service technician to get your drier back in working order.
Does Not Spin
If your drier won’t input the spin cycle, check the load is properly balanced. The drier may not spin if each of the clothes are gathered in one part of the bathtub, so redistribute as necessary and conduct the drain-and-spin or rinse-and-spin cycle to finish the load. If you’re washing a small load, you may have to add things to increase the load size to ensure appropriate balance. If a load is properly balanced but nonetheless won’t spin, there can be an issue that prevents the water from draining in the machine. Make sure the drain hose is properly connected and there are no kinks or pinched places. Your drier may not drain and then input the spin cycle if the pump filter is clogged. Use a flathead screwdriver to open the pump access door at the base of the drier’s front. Set a little pan or dish under it to catch any water that emerges before pulling the pour spout. To remove the pump filter, turn it counterclockwise and pull it out slowly to prevent the water from pouring out too fast. Clean out the filter of any debris and replace it, then reassembling the drier. A clogged household drain may also cause water to stand in the drier and prevent the spin cycle from starting. Contact a plumber to address the matter.
Pauses In Cycle
You may expect your washer’s spin cycle to continue uninterrupted until it’s finished. But if you notice your drier occasionally pauses throughout the cycle, it does not necessarily cause for concern. In some instances, when there is excess water and suds, the machine may want to halt the cycle momentarily to eliminate the soapy water better. Leave the drier the cycle will gradually restart by itself.
Laundry Too Wet
While your laundry will still be moist after the spin cycle completes, it shouldn’t be dripping or overly saturated. If you see excessive wetness, check the load is properly balanced and redistribute the things if necessary before restarting the spin cycle. You may also have to modify the spin speed to receive your laundry dryer. The spin speed changes the final spin speed of every cycle, with high spin speeds removing more water in the clothes and other things. But to prevent damage check manufacturer’s labels to find out the suitable speed for your clothes and linens. To change the speed, press the Spin Speed button till you reach your chosen setting. Keep in mind that a number of cycles, such as Delicates, do not allow for higher spin speeds.
You may hear unusual sounds during your washer’s spin cycle that seem to indicate a problem with your machine. But some noises are part of the spin cycle’s normal operating procedure. It is normal to hear that the motor complaining upward or coasting down through the spin cycle since it speeds upwards in increments throughout the cycle and slowly coasts to a halt at the finish. You may also notice a high-pitched noise during the cycle when the wash basket spins more quickly to eliminate the load’s excess moisture. A pinging noise is normal during the spin cycle also, since the washer has special rinse features that help remove excess detergent deposits from the load. Should you hear other sounds, however, contact GE at the number on the owner’s manual for assistance.