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GE Model WSXH208-How do you know if PUMP motor is not working?

Washier Machine -- water does not drain...undo the pump that attached to the motor pump and moved stuff inside...put it all back...however, the water still does not it the PUMP motor? How do I know? Does the PUMP motor make any noise or any do I know if the PUMP motor is working? Please HELP! thank you

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    Thomas Malailua May 11, 2010

    more info

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    w.m does not run,only drain pump is on,no motor runing or water inlet works


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Found out the motor usually don't burn out that easy...therefore, I put it all back....let it run and felt the motor warming up....then it works....guess I was just a little antsy... ;=))

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I have a GE front loading washing machine. it will not drain model is wsxh208

Hello there:
This is due to the drain pump being clogged
The drain plug is on the front of this washer - you can see it without removing anything - there is a small 5"x3" panel on the front bottom that you pull out and then the plug twists free - have a large pan ready and unsrew slowly - water will come gushing out - have towels at the ready!

There are 2 screws on the bottom of the larger bottom front panel - remove these and you can see inside

you will see the drain plug housing is connected to the water pump and there are two hoses connected to the housing and the pump one coming from the washer to the drain plug and one going from the pump to your drain.

Remove the hoses carefully - I used plyers to pinch the clamps together.

the hardest part of this is removing the drain plug housing and pump - because it seems like you should be able to just remove the pump - but you can not!!
There are two screws holding in the housing and pump - remove them and the whole thing pulls clear.

Once out you can make sure there is not more coins or **** in the thing. Three screws hold the housing to the pump - mark these with a sharpie before you remove them - because once it is off there are multiple ways to re attach it.

Once free of the drain plug housing spin the pump a few times and put it all back together -
Hope this is very helpful for you
Best regards Mike

Sep 28, 2010 | GE WSXH208A Front Load Washer

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My washer displays nd for not draining after spin cycle and it will not drain out the water I do not know how to get to the drain hose that attaches to drum to check for cloggs

The GE washing machine uses an electric pump. Unlike the older machines pumps that used to be driven by a belt, Then newer washers pumps are driven with an electric motor.
The first thing you need to do is to disconnect the washer from the wall outlet
Next you need to remove the front panel from the washer. To do that you will need to be use a spatula. You need to place the spatula between the front and top panels to compress the two front panel holding clips.
After removing the front panel you need to connect the washer to the wall outlet.
Set the timer on the spin cycle and pull the knob to turn the washer on. Listen to see if you could hear the motor on the pump turning or humming. If the motor hums, that is an indication that something is preventing the pump motor from starting.
Disconnect the washer from the wall outlet, empty the water from the machine (make sure you have plenty of towels to clean any water spills) this connect the hoses from the pump and check the pump for any obstructions.
If the motor on the pump is not running at all, then you'll have to check the pump motor for continuity. If the pump motor checks OK for continuity then you need to check the two wires that connect to the pump to make sure that the timer is sending 120 volts to the pump.
In conclusion, is not that hard to find out why your GE top load washer is not draining. You either have an obstruction, a bad pump or a bad timer.
To check the motor in the electric pump you will need to get the multitester. You won't have to spend a lot of money, just buy a cheap $10.00 analog multitester. Make sure you read the instructions on how to use you multitester to read resistance and voltage.
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Washer not draining

a lot of GE washers use a separate motor/pump assembly that is supposted to drain the tank before it spins. That motor is not very strong and can stall if it gets a little clogged with hair or lint or cloth threads. My dad's did that from tassels from a bed spread that fell off in the wash. You can take the front cover off with a knife blade to push the lock clips in so the cover pulls off.

when you do that you can remove the hoses to the pump and pull the clogged material out.

Nov 07, 2009 | GE Washing Machines

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Water did not drain

try to operate the machine emty and see if this will drain the water
if you have a filter check that is ok
check waste pipe and check if the pump is clear ( air noise if faulty)
if the water is emptied when machine has no clothes than it is the motor carbons
you have to chabge them they are ususally cheap 10-30 pouns dollar euros
depress the inset to release them and when replaced clean case in the motor so'' ignitions'' will work properly

Sep 27, 2009 | Frigidaire 14 Cycle Tumble Action Washer

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GE Washing Machine (model # GUSR2LOOT) drain problem

Check for a blockage in the water pump. If it does not drain first it does not spin. Check for power to the drain pump motor.If no pump blockage check the lid switch for continuity. No continuity, replace the lid switch.

Jul 03, 2009 | GE Washing Machines

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I have a GE Front Load WSXH208 and it doesn't work.

Sorry I don't have any pictures of this handy, but here's what you should do:
Unplug machine. Take the front lower panel off by removing the two 1/4 inch hex head screws at the very bottom of the lower panel, right by the floor. Next pull the bottom of that panel out and down to release it from the two pegs at the top of the panel. Now, after you have removed as much water from the machine as possible with a scoop or cup, pull the machine forward about two feet and lean it back against the wall. (this will keep the rest of the water in the machine when you disconnect the hoses to the pump) Remove hoses from pump. Remove two screws holding pump to bottom of washer. Look for obstructions in pump, and also clean out the area of the hose just before the pump.
Reassemble and test.

Note: The washer will not spin if there is still water in it.

Nov 16, 2008 | GE WSXH208A Front Load Washer

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Drain pump/motor not draining.

actually it sounds like there was or is something in the water pump (like a string or metal underwire from a bra). before replacing the water pump i would look inside it and check for foreign objects.
  1. unplug the machine, but leave other hoses connected
  2. use a butter knife or putty knife to open the front panel; at the top seam between the top panel and the front panel is 2 metal clips (about where the edges of the lid are). push these strait in to release the front panel.
  3. once the front panel is off then you should see the water pump on the right side. it has 2 large black hoses and 2 wires attached to it.
  4. take off the water pump (two 3/8 bolts) and look inside it.
some pictures borrowed from,, and
  • if you need to buy a new pump, then they are around $50 at
  • or shop around; GE Washer Pump part # WH23X10013
  • here is a cheap one on ebay:
let me know if you get stuck

Jul 30, 2008 | GE WJSR2070B Top Load Washer

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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.

Apr 05, 2008 | GE WBSR3140DW Top Load Washer

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Ge washing machine model wip4013srw how to fix the problem

Unidentified buzzing noise in top loader machines is often due to a jammed or seized drain pump, especially if the pump has its own motor - sometimes just opening the front of the pump (usually under a panel at the base of the front, possibly behind a small - 3-4 inch - panel to one side or other) will clear it. behind the pump cover will be a sealed plug or similar, usually needs a half turn to undo. small pieces of wood or plastic sometimes are the cause, and may be "floating" on the drum side of the drain pump so may not be visible immediately. Make sure the machine is unplugged and check with your fingers to see if the pump blades rotate freely - they will have some resistance, but should not feel like you are pressing against something solid. If you still have the manual for the machine, somewhere you would expect to find detailed instructions for a user to clear the pump - it is not usually a difficult or complicated job however some machines have a very different drain system. You may have a certain amount of water comes out over the floor - this is normal. On an optimistic note, many of these machines are still functioning after more than five years with no problems, so it is likely to be minor. If you suspect the electronic control to be the reason for the problem, it may just be that it will not continue a cycle without properly draining, even if the drum appears to be draining adequately - check the drain pump. The pulley attached with string is slightly unusual - perhaps this is as a result of an old bodged repair and needs to be resecured - without more detail or a photo this is hard to say. Best solution for that would be if you could find a similar machine, possibly in a second-hand shop and ask to look at the base to see if there is anything obviously different with your machine.

Feb 12, 2007 | GE WBSR3140DW Top Load Washer

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