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MY GE front load washer stops at 45 min 35 min then 15 min. changed the door lock and cleaned filter. What can the problem be?

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I had the same problem. Mine ended up being a cut in the pressure switch hose. Here's what I would do to troubleshoot:

1) Clean the filter down bottom one more time. Run a basket-clean cycle and make sure that the drain pump is working. If so, then move to step 2.

2) Do a diagnostic test. Here's some graphical instructions on how to do it:

Grab the codes off the t02 error codes test. There is a reference manual for the codes in a plastic envelope behind the bottom access panel on the front of the washer (panel below the door) -- remove the 3 screws then pull out from bottom. Lookup the codes and see what they mean.

Mine was E22 -- which indicates problem with pressure switch.

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Twist the pressure switch 90 degrees clockwise toward the spring to release it. Undo the hose clamps and blow down the hose. Blow into the pressure switch to make sure a contact isn't stuck. I took the bottom panel off the washer and disconnected the other end of the pressure tube from the bottom of the tub. Once disassembled, I blocked the end with my finger to see if the hose was punctured -- sure enough it was. I taped it and reassembled. If after repairing and blowing out, if you still have problems, replace the pressure switch ($60 on Amazon).

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    Michael Loney Dec 13, 2013

    That was exactly what was wrong with mine too! Found leak in hose where it was rubbing and wrapped it in electrical tape. Poor design on GE's part. Easy fix and free compared to having repair man come in.

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Thanks a bunch!!!! this is exactly what was wrong with mine - Bad engineering becuase the house is not properly protected from all the jirations of the basket.

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