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Check the lid switch.

GE WSM2420T Top... | Answered on Jun 13, 2011

Purchase a Fluke 10 or some other easy to use multimeter which will not blow its own fuse if you use it wrong and learn how to use it. Electricity can not be seen with the naked eye. A multimeter provides a numeric rendering.

GE WSM2420T Top... | Answered on Jun 04, 2011

  • Clean the filters.
  • Make sure the drain hose is not narrowed to an end

GE WSM2420T Top... | Answered on Mar 17, 2011

The problem is the pressure switch has failed or the hose is plugged up, has a hole in it. These are usually inexpensive and are very easy to replace. Here is a video this will walk you thru testing and replacing a pressure switch. You can also enter your model # for diagrams and illustrations of your specific model. All parts come with installation instructions. Not all models are available. There is also a link there that will show you how to remove the front panel to acess the hose on the pressure switch.

GE WSM2420T Top... | Answered on Jan 26, 2011

The Most common problem is a bad thermal fuse.

1 the thermal fuses are located in the cabinet of the dryer under the drum
they can also be located on the front of the blower wheel housing. on the back wall of the dryer or along the heating element can.
2. some kenmore, whirlpool machines have these fuses located in the rear of the machine.especially when the lint filter is located in the top of the dryer.
3. the heating element can also be bad.
4. if you have an ohm meter you can check the continuity of the thermal fuses,as well as the heating element.if there is no continuity on any of the above mentioned parts. Replace the faulty parts.

GE WSM2420T Top... | Answered on Jan 10, 2011

Sounds like your lid switch need to be replaced. If the lid switch is defective, the washing machine may not agitate or function at all. The switch is inside the washing machine main housing near the door frame. Often you have to raise or open the top or front of the washing machine to get to the switch. If it's defective, you need to replace it. Here is the part you need.
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GE WSM2420T Top... | Answered on Dec 12, 2010


If you are having problems with your gas dryer not heating the most common problem is that the ignitor goes bad. Even though it glows sometimes it is still not working properly.

if you dryer is gas check out this gas no heat tip....

If you have an electric dryer, you can have many different things that can go wrong causing the dryer not to heat.

check out this electric no heat tip...



GE WSM2420T Top... | Answered on Nov 15, 2010


Problems with a washing machine not spinning or not draining are often inter related..

If you are having a problem with your top load washer then check out this tip...

Washing Machine does not Pump or Spin

If you are having problems with your front load washing machine then checkout this tip...

Front Load Washing machine not draining and or not spinning


GE WSM2420T Top... | Answered on Aug 18, 2010


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Either the machine is not balancing correctly or something mechanical has broken. If it works fine when empty then it is a balancing issue. If it does this even when empty then something has broken that supports the tub.
If there's a loud thumping noise during the spin cycle, the load of clothes has probably gotten unbalanced. Open the lid, redistribute the clothes in the washer, then re-start it. Repeat these steps if necessary.
Probably the bolt that holds the pulley to the drive gear for wash and spin may have come loose and the pulley is free-spinning or the gear has come loose from the shaft. At worst, the gear is broken.

However some general resolutions to stop the machine to make noise or go offbalance are ….
Balance the load.
Inspect the water pump for a blockage.
Inspect the coupling.
Inspect the transmission.
Check the motor bearings.
Check the drum brakes .

Here are some links that are the probable reasons for your machine to act offbalance or noisy…




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GE WSM2420T Top... | Answered on May 31, 2010

Check your lid switch for continuity. For a free video on this go to www.appliancehelponline.com/servicemanual.html

GE WSM2420T Top... | Answered on Feb 26, 2010

faulty element or thermostat or broken wire circuit to heater

GE WSM2420T Top... | Answered on Dec 15, 2009

use this diagram it should help you... the model number should be longer and i could try to get you specific diagrams for your machine, but this should be exactly the same... hope this helps...


GE WSM2420T Top... | Answered on Oct 23, 2009

You should bne OK to lay it down on its side - either one. Just make sure you line the pickup with some blankets etc so that you dont ruin the paint on the journey.

GE WSM2420T Top... | Answered on Oct 15, 2009

try the lid switch with a screwdriver in the slot to see if it activates. Mine did the same thing, would agitate but not empty nor spin and it was the lid switch assembly--a 35.00 part that cost 150.00 to repair with a repairman!

GE WSM2420T Top... | Answered on Sep 04, 2009

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The exhaust vent also collects lint. Vent maintenance involves cleaning the lint from a screen in the dryer's vent exhaust collar and/or at the end of the exhaust vent where it sticks out through a basement window or through an exterior wall. To clean the screen, remove the clamp that holds the vent to the collar, or back out the screws that hold the vent to the collar, or pull the vent straight off an extended collar. Clean the screen thoroughly and replace it in the vent assembly.

To clean the vent itself, use a vent-cleaning brush (available at hardware stores) to pull out any lint deposits. Also check the vent run to make sure that the vent piping or tubing isn't loose at the joints, or -- in the case of flexible plastic venting -- isn't sagging between hanging brackets. Breaks or sags cause undue strain on the dryer's blower system, and can cause drying problems. If the vent pipe or tubing has become clogged with lint, remove the lint by pushing a garden hose or a drain-and-trap auger through the vent to a convenient joint. Disassemble the joint to remove the debris. With this procedure, it isn't necessary to disassemble the entire vent to find the blockage.

GE WSM2420T Top... | Answered on Apr 20, 2009

Archit, the problem is located underneath the agitator. If you can imagine the plastic agitator not being there, you'd see a metal shaft sticking up through the bottom of the tub. This shaft comes out of the transmission and pokes through a couple of bearings and seals. These bearings are permanently (supposedly) sealed. When they fail, the lubrication (grease) inside them will show up on your laundry. After a while the black smudges will disappear altogether! This is not good. This means there is no more lube in the bearing and it will begin to wear at an extremely fast rate. It will rust through, it will leak and it will start "howling" loudly when the unit is in "spin". If the unit is less than 5 years old it will be a warranty issue through GE. The drive train has a 5 year warranty. Call 1-800-GE-CARES for their customer service line (have model and serial number ready) You haven't lost your mind, this is not uncommon.

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