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Fixing a clogged pump on GE Profile washer

What is the quickest way to access the pump to check/clean for clogging?

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  • daruma Sep 11, 2007

    I got the front panel off, the drain lines are clear and the pump impeller turns freely. When I unhooked the drain hose from the basket no water came out; which is strange because I can hear water sloshing in the basket. I suspect that sock or something might be jammed inside. How do I access inside the basket. The agitator must come off to access inside the basket, but I don't seem to have the smarts to get a look in there.
    ps: The belt is intact and seems in good condition

  • gobaby Nov 16, 2007

    sometimes the washer will leak while spenning, and it click while spenning

    the next time i wash it doesn't leak. about every other wash if will leak. i replace the drain motor rubber seal

  • freezuma Jan 06, 2008

    when trying to spin, a motor is running but the belt does not turn, also it is trying to drain although no water is expelled. How can I check to see if the motor for the spin cycle is working and motor noise is from the drain pump. I can see the small fan on the drain pump spin.

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Take a putty knife and slide it in between the front panel and top to pop the clips that hold on the top. Remove the front panel and you will see the pump down in the front corner. Remove the hoses (watch for water) and you should see any clog. Check hoses and drain line (home) to be sure there is no clog in those while you have it apart. Be sure to unplug your machine before working on it as well. Good Luck!!! Jim

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