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    Cycles stop working intermittently

    Model Number: WBSR3140G5CC
    Brand: GE
    Age: More than 10 years

    Cannot figure out why the rinse and spin cycle on my GE top loader intermittently stops working then does so again. I suspect the door switch, but it even stops the rinse cycle which I don't believe is affected by the switch.

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    If your washing machine cycles are intermittently stopping, there could be several potential causes for this issue. Here are some troubleshooting steps you can try to identify and resolve the problem:

    Power supply: Check if the washing machine is properly connected to a power source and that the outlet is functioning correctly. Ensure that the power cord is securely plugged in.

    Circuit breaker or fuse: Verify that the circuit breaker or fuse for the washing machine's electrical circuit is not tripped or blown. Reset the breaker or replace the fuse if necessary.

    Overloading: Make sure you're not overloading the washing machine with too many clothes. Overloading can strain the motor and cause the cycles to stop. Follow the manufacturer's guidelines for load capacity.

    Door/lid switch: Many washing machines have a door or lid switch that detects if the door is properly closed. If the switch is faulty or not making proper contact, it can cause the cycles to stop. Check if the door or lid is closing securely and examine the switch for any visible signs of damage. Consider replacing the switch if needed.

    Timer/control board: The timer or control board manages the various cycles and functions of the washing machine. A malfunctioning timer or control board could result in intermittent cycle interruptions. If you notice any unusual behavior on the control panel or suspect an issue with the timer, it may need to be replaced.

    Water supply issues: Inspect the water supply valves behind the washing machine to ensure they are fully open and functioning properly. Inadequate water supply can cause cycles to stop abruptly.

    Drainage problems: Check if the drain hose is properly connected and not clogged. A blocked drain hose can cause water to accumulate and trigger safety mechanisms that halt the cycles.

    Sensors and sensors connections: Some modern washing machines have sensors that detect water levels, temperature, or other variables. If these sensors or their connections are faulty, they can cause cycle interruptions. Consult the washing machine's manual or contact the manufacturer for guidance on checking and troubleshooting the sensors.

    If the problem persists after performing these troubleshooting steps, it is recommended to contact a qualified appliance technician or the manufacturer's customer support for further assistance. They can provide more specific guidance based on the make and model of your washing machine.

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