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My GE front loader #WCVH6800JWW is making a loud grinding noise from the pump valve. I cleaned out the filter in the front it worked for about 5 min then went back to making the noise and not spinning.

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SOURCE: Washer agitates, but makes horrible grinding noise. Spins okay.

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Posted on Sep 03, 2007

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SOURCE: Washing Machine Will not Spin

Every one needs to know that the expensive parts are under warranty for ten years the outer drum front and rear, the pulley, the inner drum.  GE sent me all four parts retail value 1200.00 on their web site, got them today.  Before I under take this project I am wondering if any one know if the drum seal the giant O ring ( the one between the two halves) should be replaced or can the old one be used?

Posted on Apr 17, 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: my ge front loader washer will not drain

We had same problem. The pump was all clogged up with fabric debris, and a part of a metal bra liner. I removed the pump and cleaned it out. Now it seems to work fine, and went through a complete cycle. Ther pump was accessed from the front, and was not too hard to remove.

Posted on Mar 01, 2009

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SOURCE: how to clean out the Pump Filter on front load ge wcvh6600

for other models, like the GCVH6260, you remove the lower front panel, which is held on by 3 screws, and unscrew the filter, which is a round white plastic thingie on the right side. (unlike the video, there is no convenient flip down spout for the water to drain out.) be prepared to catch about a litre of water when opening the filter. a good-sized tray or bowl works, and have a cloth or towel handy to mop up any spillage.
slide it out, clean it, and slide it back in. on my machine the closed position was marked with a blue mark along the edge - it's a nylon plug with a rubber gasket, so apparently it doesn't need to be overtightened. just turn it back to the way it was.

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