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Washer won't drain during the spin cycle

I have a 20 year old GE washer that runs fine, fills and drains fine, but leaves clothes soaking wet after the spin cycle. Probably a clog, so is there a way to ''unclog'' it using drano/hot water/etc so that clothes aren't wet after the spin cycle?

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1st check to be sure the spin is fast enough top dry cloths. When the transmission begins to fail, the spin gets slower than needed. If the spin is spinning, remove the big nut on the top of the agitator. Remove the big washers and spacers if any. Pick up the agitator from the bottom evenly and it will pop out of the washer. Save all of the pieces as you will need to put them back so it does not leak. Look under the basket for a clog.
If no clog, you will need to remove the pump that is located under the washer. The easiest way is to turn the washer upside down. It is the big sorta boxy thing directly under the tub. Remove the rubber hose from the intake and see if there is a clog., Look at both ends. There may be a screen clogged with stuff i9n the hose or on the fitting. Clean if necessary.
While you are at it, check the drain hose for a clog. That is the hose that connects to the drain.

Remember that if the spin is slow, the transmission is failing and get a new washer. Did that help?

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You would need to get to the pump,,,its probably a sock of some piece of clothing stuck in the pump. its under the washer.drano wont help with this sorry

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