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GE Washing Machine Won't Do the Rinse Cycle

General Electric has been making appliances since 1907. The company features a full line of front and top load washing machines. Today's washers are made to clean laundry efficiently while conserving energy. Before calling a service person, always conduct a basic troubleshooting checklist. Check breakers to make sure the appliance is receiving electricity and check hoses and faucets to ensure the water is turned on and the hoses contain no leaks.

Consult your owner's manual for troubleshooting tips.

Step 1

Unplug the cord from the electrical outlet and wait two minutes.  Plug the washing machine back in to reset the electrical panel.

Check to ensure that the washer is programmed to rinse on the control panel.  Run the machine.


Step 2

Turn the cold water valve fully to the left to open it.  If the cold water faucet wasn't on, the washer would fail to rinse.


Step 3

Set the dial to fill the machine using cold water only.  Put your hand on the hose running from the wall outlet to the washer.

You should feel cold water moving through it.  If no cold water is running through it even after you've turned it on, clean out the hose.

Turn off the faucet and unscrew the hose from the wall and from the washer.  Wash the hose in the kitchen sink, using an old toothbrush to clean it.

Blow air through the end without a filter to push water through the hose and filter.  Replace the hose securely on the washing machine and try again.

Things You Will Need

  • Toothbrush

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