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My ge washer model number whdsr209d5ww won't drain

How do I get to the pump to see if it is clogged. My wife washed a stuffed animal and tore open and since then the washer will not drain

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SOURCE: clogged washer pump

you have to take out the little motor that drains the water and clean it up , first you open the front panel or back panel depending of the model , second follow the DRAIN HOSE to where its attached to the DRAIN MOTOR , remove the motor for cleaning , its probably clogged.

Posted on Apr 16, 2008

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SOURCE: ge washer not draining or spinning

Washer will not drain or spin. Got the water out andf tried it . It would spin and seem to drain what little was left in the drum. When I added about 1" of water it would not drian or spin. Drum sets at an angle also.

Posted on Oct 29, 2008

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SOURCE: Water from GE Washing Machine is coming from under my washer onto the floor

Hello,
I would be happy to help you through this. The first thing to do is get the machine up off the floor onto a base that allows you to slide under machine on your back with a flash light. Make sure whatever you decide to lift machine up onto is very stable and durable. Bricks, blocks, or a utility cart maybe. You need to look under machine to see where the leak is coming from. You want to make sure it is not going to fall on you. The machine is not that heavy, just awkward to lift or move because of it's size. So, you could slide something under each corner, one at a time, or ask a friend to help lift it onto a base. Now you are ready to go. Don't worry, this is really easy.
Get a towel, flashlight, and start machine on a small load with shortest cycle set.(probably delicate). After you start machine, slide under and and try to find where water is leaking from. The pump is going to be a plastic circular shape thing with ridges on outside. Probably dead front center and attached to motor. If water is leaking anywhere from plastic circle thing, then this is your problem. BUT, also follow all the black hoses that are under machine. Sometimes leak can be a cracked hose or loose attachment. That is real cheap and easy. The hoses are attached with metal ring deals. You take a pair of channel locks or big pliers and squeeze them to open. There are 2 or 3 hoses that attach to pump that will need to be removed if this is where leak is coming from. Then, the pump is only attached with meatal clips that you pull out to release pump from motor. No tools needed. Take the pump to sears or local appliance shop and I guarantee they will have replacement. I just paid $59.99 for mine. It took me less than 30 minutes total to replace. Feel free to ask more questions. I love this kinda stuff. Good luck and let me know how it goes.
Tim....Denver, CO slamarama@comcast.net

Posted on Dec 13, 2008

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SOURCE: washer won't drain

depends on what type of washer it is but it should have a filter on the front bottom of it ,some times they have a plastic cover over them just remove the cover at the bottom of the washer and then turn the filter and pull it out and clean.
hope this helps you

Posted on Jul 07, 2009

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SOURCE: washing machine won't spin or aggatate

We had the same problem and it was really easy to fix. On the dial for the load size, turn it all the way to the right to "reset" and then check to see if it resolves the problem. It did with our washer same model and problem. Best wishes.... Doug

Posted on Jul 24, 2009

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SOURCE: GE Profile washer won't drain.

remove your pump and or filter and clean them

Posted on Dec 15, 2009

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GE WSXH208V1WW


Usually when you have a washer that will not drain, first check if the drain hose is kinked or too high above the washer (8 ft is the limit of the washer pump). Next check if there is a blockage in your drain (often a stand pipe) or if the air can't get into the stand pipe. The final thing to check is for foreign objects in the pump to drain hose area that block the drain. (This requires getting into the pump and disconnecting the hose. Keep a bucket ready to catch the water that will pour out of the washer.)

GE has the manuals for many of their appliances on their support site: http://www.geappliances.com/service_and_support/literature/ . Enter the model number and click submit. The direct link to the manual for the WSXH208V1WW is http://products.geappliances.com/MarketingObjectRetrieval/Dispatcher?RequestType=PDF&Name=49-90256.pdf .

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells
(at least my washer won't spin if the water can't pump out. On a few washers (non-high efficiency) the solenoid has failed to open for the pump to drain the water.)

Nov 22, 2011 | Washing Machines

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WASHER DOES NOT DO FINAL DRAIN AND SPIN. USUALLY GIVES YOU THE F2 WARNING. WAS TOLD TO CHECK OHMS. HAD 17.2 OHMS WITH METER SET ON 200. TODAY IT SAID SUD ON LED PANEL. COULD PUMP MOTOR SOMETIMES WORK AND...


Hello.

There are several reasons that a washing machine won't drain or spin. The cause could be something as easy as a clog or something difficult that will need a licensed repairman. Start with the simplest possible cause and work
down to the more difficult causes.

BELOW ARE TOOLS AND INSTRUCTION THAT WILL HELP IN SOLVING THE PROBLEM.

1 A washing machine won't spin if the water can't drain. Check hoses for any kinks or clogs that may prevent the water from draining. If a hose has kinks, try to straighten out the kinked hose. If it can't be straighten sufficiently, replace the hose. If hoses are not kinked, check for clogged hoses. This can be done by using the screwdrivers to remove the hoses and looking for clogs or running a water hose through the clogged hose to remove the clog. Use the rags and bucket to clean up the water that comes out of the hoses when they are disconnected. Once the clog is cleared, put the drain hose back into place. The washer should drain and spin now if a clogged or kinked hose was the problem.

2 If the washer still won't drain or spin, check to see if the lid is not closing all the way or if the lid switch is not clicking into place. Close the lid and make sure that it closes all the way down. When the lid closes, the lid switch should click. If there is no clicking sound, then the switch may need to be replaced. Follow manufacturer's directions for replacing the switch. If the lid does not close all the way, visually check for signs that the lid is bent. If bent, try to bend it back into place.

3 Loose or broken belts could also prevent a washing machine from draining or spinning. Pull the washer away from the wall and, using the screwdrivers and wrenches, remove the back panel. Using the flashlight, visually check for any broken or loose belts. Replace any broken or loose belts. Although replacing washing machine belts is difficult, anyone who has replaced belts on a car, lawn mower or even a bicycle chain should be able to accomplish the task.

4 Another possibility for a washing machine to not spin or drain is the pump. With the back panel still off the washer, check the pump with the voltmeter to ensure that the pump is getting power. If the washer is getting power, turn on the washer and listen to find out if the pump is running but the water is still not draining. It may be necessary to remove the pump and clean it or to replace the pump with a new one. Once the pump is replaced, turn on the washer to determine if it will now drain and spin.

5 If all of the above steps fail to produce a washing machine that drains or spins, then it is time to call a professional repairman. Use the screwdrivers and wrenches to replace the panel on the washer and push it back against the wall.

Thanks.

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I have a LTF2940ES3 and the water drains slowly and not completely. I get the error code E20 and I have already checked the exterior hose and it is not clogged. I washed a stuffed toy pillow and it tore...


There is a filter in the black hose that goes from the tub to the pump. It must be where the toy stuffing blocked the water from draining. Access the hose through the front bottom panel then remove it from the bottom of the tub to get the filter out and clean it.

Remove the two screws attaching the front bottom panel to the cabinet then slide the panel down and off the cabinet. Prop up the bottom front edge of the washer or cushion and lean it against the wall to access the screws more easily.

Loosen the clamp holding the tub-to-pump hose to the tub to remove it and take out filter. Clean the filter then reinstall it and the front bottom panel in reverse order of the removal steps.

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The washer will agitate but won't rinse, or drain. It just makes a humming sound when it reaches that point of the cycle


Hi, I just got done fixing my washer for the same reason. It turns out my girlfriend washed a comforter that had a small tear in it. The stuffing from it clogged the water pump. Our washer is a top loader. I took off the front panel, disconnected the water pump, disconnected the hose clamps and pulled a big clumb of stuffing. If your machine still has water in it, you'll have to get a bucket and manually drain it. Make sure you have a lot of towels handy because you won't be able to manually drain the whole tub so when you disconnect the hose clamps the rest of the water will drain out. **Disclaimer** this was MY issue so I can't say you have the same exact problem.

Nov 29, 2009 | GE WBSR3140DW Top Load Washer

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Code 37 - will not spin and drain. The problem occurred after a stuffed animal came apart in the machine. This is an Intuitive Washer. Will I need a repairman or can I be walked through this?


Some stuffed animal material may have clogged in the pump. Fortunately Fisher Paykel makes their pumps small and very easy to get to. On my model they put the pump underneath the machine; didn't even have to remove any panels. If the pump's got clogged with gunk, you might be back in business if you can manually clean or rinse it out. If it got burned out, you will need to replace the pump. If you remove the pump, first pay careful attention to how the pump is hooked up and what its connected to before snapping it out. There are a couple of squeeze clamps holding it in place. I know there have been solutions posted here with info specific to cleaning or replacing a clogged pump.
I had the same or similar problem after washing a throw rug with a backing that was in poor condition. In our case, cleaning out the pump did not solve the problem, because it was burned out. My husband replaced the pump. I ordered the part online. I don't recall the exact price, it wasn't all that expensive.. especially compared to a new machine or repair person. Oh.. there is a way to test the machine using the wash cycle control buttons to determine if the pump is functioning or not, but I don't remember how we did that. Does anyone have that info?

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you will have to remove water pump, its on the other side of the where the drain tube goes in the machine. you should be able to clean it

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Stopped mid wash cycle,no drain,no spin, will not go to next cycl


water pump blocked with nylon stuffing from old pillow.removed front panel from hinges under the lid. water pump at the right hand corner removed hose then removed 2 cups of nylon threads and stuffing forced into pumps small openings where it was compacted to a solid mass.

Jan 05, 2009 | GE Profile WPRE6100G Top Load Washer

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Hello phylislw61,
If you had an incident where a pillow broke and feathers where dispersed throughout the washer..then there is a good chance that teh drain fiilter screen, pump or hose feeding the pump is clogged. I would verify that the filter is free from anything that would limit water flow from getting to the pump.. then if the problem is still there.. examine the pump itself to make sure it isn't clogged...
If you or someone in your family is reasonably handy, here is a link to your washing machines exploded view and parts and this should provide sufficient information for how to access the pump and associated hoses etc that feed into and out of it for cleaning..
If you are having problems after you verify the lines are free of restriction, feel free to contact me and I will try to assist you in solving your problem.. Here is the link..
http://www.pcappliancerepair.com/model-display.php
Regards,
Rick

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Clogged washer pump


you have to take out the little motor that drains the water and clean it up , first you open the front panel or back panel depending of the model , second follow the DRAIN HOSE to where its attached to the DRAIN MOTOR , remove the motor for cleaning , its probably clogged.

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