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    Default Washer does not splash water during final rinse cycle

    Model Number: VBXR1090DBWW
    Brand: Hotpoint
    Age: 6-10 years

    I own a Hotpoint top load washer - purchased Oct 2006. Model number VBXR1090DBWW. Recently noticed my washer doesn't splash spray water during the final rinse spin cycle. I don't know how long this has been going on since the washer is in the garage and I don't usually stick around to watch it go through an entire cycle.

    After troubleshooting the problem, I did as recommended and installed a new timer. Guess I was wrong because the machine is still not spraying water during the final rinse. Now I'm beginning to wonder if it ever did or have I been living in a fog for the last six years.

    The schematic chart and repair instructions for the machine (hidden behind the control panel) do not address this specific problem. Does this machine do a splash spray during the final spin cycle? And, if it does, where do I look next for the answer to fix this problem since it's apparently not in the timer function?

    I'd appreciate any help to resolve this problem.

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    Doesn't that tech sheet have a timer chart on it? The spin cycle between wash and rinse does but not sure about the final spin. It would sort of defeat the purpose of spinning the water out before they go into the dryer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rickgburton View Post
    Doesn't that tech sheet have a timer chart on it? The spin cycle between wash and rinse does but not sure about the final spin. It would sort of defeat the purpose of spinning the water out before they go into the dryer.
    Yes, the timer chart shows the number of minutes for each cycle, i.e. wash, spin, rinse, spin. But, it does not indicate a 30-second spray that occurs during the rinse spin cycle. Every washer I've ever owned has sprayed water during the spin cycle to remove residual soap. I'm sure this one did too and is malfunctioning but I can't figure out where to look since I've already replaced the timer.

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    Can you post the timer chart here?
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    This is the chart. Hope you can see it okay
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    I can't read it unfortunately. I even tried copy and paste on to a word document the tried to zoom in, no good. I had an old one from a Whirlpool washer I looked at and it doesn't show any spray in the final spin. Here's the thing, the only thing that controls opening the water valve is the timer so make sure the cold water is working on the water valve (the spray is always cold water) and if it is, and you just replaced the timer, then there can't be one on the final spin.
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    I'm sorry you couldn't see the chart. I figured it would be too small. I've looked at it closely and don't see any indication of a short 30-second spray. Of course, that doesn't mean that it doesn't occur, as it's a common feature.

    I'm going to continue researching this because it's either a sensor or something that I'm not picking up on. It might even be a wire leading from the timer to the sensor that activates the spray. I know the darned thing used to spray during the rinse spin. It's not my imagination. It's so doggoned frustrating, though. But hey! Thanks for trying to help me out with it. I'll check around some other sites. Maybe someone who has the same model can tell me if I'm imagining the whole thing.

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    Sorry, no sensor for activating a spray.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JMR View Post
    I've looked at it closely and don't see any indication of a short 30-second spray Of course, that doesn't mean that it doesn't occur,
    Yeah, it kind of does. I just looked at four different top load GE washers timer chart. They show several short sprays in the rinse spin cycle. However, all four showed no spray in the final spin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rickgburton View Post
    Yeah, it kind of does. I just looked at four different top load GE washers timer chart. They show several short sprays in the rinse spin cycle. However, all four showed no spray in the final spin.
    Thanks, Rick. I really appreciate your help with this. I might be confused as to when the spray comes on. It's likely to be during the first rinse cycle. At this point, I just need to find someone who can read the chart for me. Wish I could scan it better so you could have seen it. But hey! Thanks for all your time on this. I'll make sure to come back and post the outcome of this dilemma. At least, it anyone else has the same problem, they'll have an idea of what to do. Thanks again.

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