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How to fix GE washer ptan9150mw?

Customer Question

My GE washer ptan9150mww will not work. The rinses and heavy rinse lights are flashing on the control board, and it makes a beeping sound. It was working fine last evening?

Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  FixAll replied 4 years ago.

lm0494 :

Does your washer have autosense for the fill?

Customer :

Yes it does if you mean I can set it to decide the load size. But it does not work on any of the settings - small, medium, large, or auto.

Customer :

I can do something to get it going. I have 5 young children and live in a remote area.

lm0494 :

If you put it on large and try to hit start what does it do?

Customer :

It beeps and the lights flash.

lm0494 :

Is it full of water?

Customer :

No I had just put towels in to wash. It was working fine last evening it would not start this morning.

lm0494 :

Sounds like possibly a bad lid switch.

lm0494 :

There is nothing you can do without replacing the switch.

Customer :

So can I do anything?

lm0494 :

If you’re good with wiring you could bypass it.

lm0494 :

This eliminates the safety so if it’s in a spin cycle it won’t stop by lifting lid can be dangerous.

Customer :

I guess I have to wait until I can get it serviced (obviously they are closed today).

Customer :

I cannot wire things

lm0494 :

That’s the only way to bypass it; the new one will have to be wired.

Customer :

The lid clicks when we open it up.

lm0494 :

It’s either lid switch or the motor.

Customer :

I’ll wait until service opens tomorrow (they only come to my area once a week).

lm0494 :

It does sound broken, and no reset will work.

Customer :

This washer is just over a year old; glad we got the extended warranty. We have had more trouble with it.