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Another flood. GE washer

Ok I had a flood a few weeks ago, posted it here, and the solution was because i had the washer on its side the water level tube was filled and caused it too overflow, Now it has done it again.
1. Moved washer again, had to tile my floor. Was upright for the most part.
2. when I tried to move it back in, I tipped it about 30 degrees and noticed water was coming out of the drain hose at the washer.
3. Did a load, everything fine.
4. Did a big load of towels, then ,my floor was flooded. I did notice 3 things, the washer started spinning as water was still going into the drum, didn't know if this was normal? No water coming from drain hose, I checked this a few times, when load was complete I noticed when I move the drum, it seems like there is water in there? It this normal?
Please help, I am ready to buy a new washer, even though this one is only 3 years old. I am getting very frustrated. Thanks

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  • annie8866 Nov 09, 2007

    I did another 2 loads last night, everything was fine. I went in to check on the loads, every 5 mins.

  • annie8866 Nov 12, 2007

    What are you saying, I can closely watch it for months and then all of a sudden one day it will happen again?

  • annie8866 Nov 13, 2007

    I've done at least another 5 loads since, and everything is fine. Conincendently, it happened right after I moved the washer. The 1st time I moved it it was on it's side, 2nd time just tipped it slightly to carry it out of the room.

  • itabb Nov 28, 2007

    Similar problem with a GE washer top load, not sure of the exact model. I replaced the load level switch and the tube to the square thing on the outer tub. There is always soapy water in the square thing on the tub. Is there a way to pry it open and clean it out. I recall seeing a service guy do that once before years ago to a machine, but I just can't be sure and I don't want to damage it because it doesn't seem to want to come off. Do I just need to pry harder with a screw driver?

  • itabb Nov 28, 2007

    Just a note: my washing machine model number is: WHDSR209D5WW

  • Anonymous Apr 23, 2009

    same problem

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The water sound is normal. There is a solution in the top of inner tub for balance. Is it overflowing...as in not stopping the fill cycle? If so check to make sure small hose is still attached to outer tu at bottom left front. This dome that it connects to can become filled with scum and causes the unit to not know that it's full. This causes flooding. You can try removing hose and cleaning out with thin wire. Sometime only fix is to replace outer tub. Again, this is only if overflowing!!
Another possibility is a bad break allowing outer tub to spin in agitation. This throws water up over sides of tub. Monitor unit when agitating to see if outer tub picks up speed and starts to spin. It is normal for it to index.

Posted on Nov 09, 2007

  • Gerald Griffin
    Gerald Griffin Nov 10, 2007

    Keep an eye on it. Famous for this problem.

  • Gerald Griffin
    Gerald Griffin Nov 12, 2007

    It should happen within a few loads. Something happened that caused this.

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