Re: GE washer WSXH208AWW does not spin and drain out.
Please, make sure your machine is unplugged before you get started. After removing the panel, on the front right side of my machine there was a round white pipe with a screw plug in the middle. The filter is inside that pipe. The actual filter is a basket shaped piece attached to the back of my screw plug. Before I started to work, I looked inside the machine and found a black flexible hose coming from the drum to the filter pipe. I found the drain pipe; mine is gray and attached to the back of the pump. It runs out the back of my machine to the drain. My pump is this little rectangular shaped box attached to the right side of the filter pipe. Like my machine yours probably has water in it. Just know it can get messy in a hurry when you open the plug. I drained out about 12 or 13 gallons of wash water. I had two small buckets, a five gallon bucket, and my wet dry vac just in case. I used the smaller buckets to catch the water as it came out of the machine, and emptied them into the 5 gallon bucket as needed.I very carefully unscrewed the plug, turning it slowly and keeping a little inward pressure on it so the water wouldn’t come gushing out all at one time.Mine came out with quite a bit of force, so be ready. The plug was screwed in firmly (finger tight), but not so tight that I need a tool to open it. I did it without an extra set of hands but an extra set certainly can help when a bucket needs emptied. After all the water had drained out, I removed the plug and cleaned out everything that was in the basket and pipe. There is a small hole in the inside of the drain pipe where the pump attaches to it.I slid my finger inside the hole to feel for anything that might have made its way into the pump. You can feel the impeller for the pump there.I did find some candy wrappers and removed them.Look again at the two hoses (the black one coming from the drum, and the gray drain hose), you will see a clamp on each one attaching them to the filter and pump respectively. I don’t know the technical term for the clamps (I call them compression clamps). If you squeeze the ends of the clamp with a pair of pliers you can loosen the clamp and slide it back so you can pull the hose off.I was glad that I did this because I found a piece of pencil that had made its way past the pump impeller and was stuck in the exit side of the pump. I’m surprised my pump hadn’t burned out. After you feel certain you have removed the debris from the machine and hoses, make sure the two hoses are reattached and firmly clamped if not they will leak. Slide the filter plug back in the pipe and tighten firmly (finger tight).Plug in your machine and hopefully this takes care of the problem. I didn’t put the front panel on right away, I wanted to make sure everything was working and the hoses didn’t leak.Good luck, I hope this gives you enough detail to get the job done.
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Katary, first it sounds like it is a bad drain pump. to access drain pump you need to remove the front panel, to remove the front panel there are 2 screws at the very bottom of the front panel near each corner. Once removed the bottom pulls out and the panel will lift up 90 degrees before being able to be removed from the top "hinge" point. Once removed you will see 2 large rubber hoses, 1 short and 1 long, in between the two is your electric drain pump. It should be on and "humming" during the spin cycle. appliancepartspros.com have that pump for $106.00
The washer will not advance to the spin cycle if there is a draining problem due to a pump problem or clogs and kinks in the drain hose. Check the drain hose and clear it from any obstruction or kinks. Make sure the drain pump is working. Check the drain pump wiring and make sure the connections are snug fit. Reseat the conenctions several times to clean off dirt and corrosion build up in the terminals and connectors. Replace the drain pump if it is not working at all to pump out the water and allow the washer to advance to the spin cycle. Check the lid switch if the washer fills but does not agitate.
The drain pump can be accessed by removing the front panel. The front panel can be removed by inserting a putty knife blade between the top cover and the front panel in alignment with the groove on either side of the lid and cover.
Push the putty knife to release the clips. Once the clips are released, tilt the front panel forward then lift it off the cabinet base locking tabs ad move away from the washer. Reverse the steps to reassemble.
Please indicate the exact model number of the washer if this advice is not applicable for more accurate troubleshooting and repair advice.
2 seperate problems but related. The drain problem could be something in the pump. Recently I removed some shoestrings from one. To get into the machine is easy. The top is bolted down. The front panel has to come off first. To do so place a thin knife between the top and front and press down to release the clips holding the front on. That is the pump on the bottom rightLets talk about the no spin issue. The lid switch assembly could be at fault. After the front comes off you can easily remove the top, unplug the lid switch and check it for continuity.
Sounds like something is stuck in the drain pump, maybe a sock. Remove the front panel by sticking a small screwdriver or putty knife just above the front panel to release 2 clips. Drain pump is located bottom right with 2 hoses connected to it. Drain the machine and remove the hoses. Check for obstructions.
THANK YOU. for those of you with a screw driver, here are the photos on how to.
It takes a philips screw driver and 20 minutes. The white screws may
not align perfectly but don't worry, just get them to go back in the
hole(no harm done).
I'm going to admit it was my wife that found this fix, so now I give the step by step photos.
Small white screws (3 in total)
cover "falls" off
Unscrew the lint trap (turn to the left)return when clean to hand tight
Bob's your uncle and a freebee for CMKX'rs.