I have been reading a few posts on this lovely website and wanted to contribute since I was able to fix my washer using some of the advice I read here. I have a front load GE Washer and it has been giving me some strange problem.
Whenever I would start a load, it would run just fine until it had to fill up water in the tub for the next step in the process. I watched it a few times and say that it would fill water above the half mark in the circular window, and then it would drain all that water out and then the start/pause button would start blinking. If I was lucky enough to see that happen, I would hit start/pause and it would continue to the next step working just fine until it had to fill up water for the next step of the cleaning process.
The problems, from what people said on this forum were:
- that a hose either outside or inside the machine was kinked
- that the inlet hose filters located inside the blue water valve were blocked
- that it was a bad water valve (the blue thing that lets water in)
- that it could be a off balance drum
- that the pressure tube had a hole in it
Also, I checked the error log for the machine, thanks to the helpful folks here by following a guide. Basically run a full cycle, unplug your machine for 30 secs, plug it back in, press sensor-delaystart-sensor-delaystart and the washer will go into service mode. The machine will lock and give you a t01 code, rotate the knob to go to t02 and hit start/pause. It will display errors like e22, etc. Keep rotating the knob to see other codes, and hole down the start/pause button to erase all codes.
ACTUAL PROBLEM AND SOLUTION:
Well, I thought it was a water valve and replaced that but it ended up actually being a hole in the pressure tube, should've checked that first. The design of the machine is such that if you run a heavy load then the swaying of the heavy drum will crush a rubber hose that is located in between the drum and the side of the machine. This will cause a hole in the tube letting air our during the process where water fills in the tub. The machine uses the air pressure to tell if water is being filled or not. If air escapes then the pressure sensor cannot tell if water is being filled at all, which is why I was getting an E22 error (no fill, slow fill). When the water fills up past the halfway mark, the overflow sensor kicks in and automatically drains the water.
The part that I replaced is this one:
GE WH41X10129 Air_pipe