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GFWN1100 GE washer E54


Apr 27, 2018
Model Number
1-5 years
My ge washer GFWN1100 starts to fill with water and slightly starts to spin then stops. The water then drains out and the pump or motor sounds for 4 more minutes until everything stops. The cycle starts at 58 minutes and it stops at 54 minutes. I ran it on service mode and got an E54. The Manuel says this is a motor drive internal problem. Anyone know what to do next? Much appreciated!


Appliance Tech - Admin
Staff member
Aug 24, 2004
Vicksburg Junction, Arizona

For others following your thread--->Note: Entering the service mode is a little different on models GFWN1000, GFAN1000,GFWN1100, and GFAN1100. To enter the service mode on these models press signal, extra rinse, signal and extra rinse. Press the same button sequence to exit the service mode.

Here's the tech data sheet for your model: 31-16849 GE Front Load Washer Tech Sheet.pdf Look on page 7 then you will see Error Code 54 that says: Motor Drive Internal Problems Then do what it says in the next box over.

Here's the motor inverter for your model: GE WH12X10519 Inverter

Here's the control board for your model: GE WH12X10457 Control Board

Shawn has a webpage to help you narrow it down, Follow all the steps outlined in this link: GE Front Loader Washer Motor and Inverter Testing

Shawn says this: To test the motor sensor on a GE front loader washer, disconnect power to the washer then access the control. Follow these instructions to access the main control. 1. Remove the soap dispenser to access the hidden screw and remove the screw. 2. Remove the top of the washer. 3. Remove the two screws that hold the control on under the top. 4. Press in on the clips on the back of the control panel to release it.

Once you have accessed the control, locate the P9 connector and disconnect it. On that connector there will be two yellow wires. These are the two wires that go to the sensor. Test continuity across these two wires and you should get approximately 118 ohms. If not, the sensor is bad. The motor will have to be replaced if the sensor is bad.

Here's the motor for your model you can order if needed:
GE WH20X10028 Motor Asm Kit

Let us know what you find.

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