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Washer won't drain - completely.

The actual model is - WHDSR209 which is very similar to wdsr2080 (also listed on my manual)

Everything seems fine except my clothes come out wetter than usual and there is some water still left in the bottom. I can't see the water but I can hear it when I move the drum. I also think the drum is looser than normal. I can't swear to that though.

The machine seems to spin and pump. I have run a rinse/spin cycle after I noticed the problem. I put magnets on the top so I could keep the lid up and watch the machine. It agitated. It drained. It spinned, and got to the super fast speed I am use to "hearing" but it still did not get the last of the water out of the bottom.

Any suggestions, and please be specific since I have no clue what anything is called, etc. I am very good at figuring things out and fixing things, just have never worked with a washing machine, other than installing it 1 yr ago. The product is only 17 months old.

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  • MtnHarmony Nov 08, 2007

    I have checked the 2 hoses and what I assume is the pump that was between the hoses. It was full of lint and sand/dirt. Is there anyway to take the pump apart to clean it better? I unscrewed it and see a propellor thing but is there anyway to remove that part? I wanted to know b4 i attached everything.

  • Jaanu Nov 12, 2007

    My washing machine would wash, rains, drain but would not spin. Two years old GE Model wcsr2090d5cc.

  • robinsbr50 Mar 25, 2008

    GE washer washes and spins okay. Water does not completely drain leaving clothes wetter than usual. I have taken the front off and can easily get to the pump and it is spinning fine. Am now looking for any obstruction in the drain hose. Any solutions?



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I have been having the exact same problem in a top load Kenmore 80, starting about a year ago when I replaced the pump because the old one, (30 years old), finally seized it's bearings.

The new pump design has some rough edges near the water exit port and lint slowly collects there until it stops it from draining properly. Since the lint clumps do move around a bit, when the problem first starts occurring it is an intermittent problem, but as more lint accumulates it gets worse and worse.

The old pump couldn't be taken apart, (and never need to be taken apart), but the new one can be disassembled rather easily and when the lint clumps are removed everything works great for another month or two.

The pump is the so called direct replacement from Sears, for the washing machine that they sell, but obviously is not well suited for machines like mine that do not have lint filters.

I suspect they want to render my machine obsolete so that I buy a new one, after all they don't make much money selling 1 washer every 30+ years, especially if it rarely needs service. Why else would they sell pumps that don't work in place of pumps that worked well and lasted over 20 years.

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  • anamouse Feb 27, 2009

    JoseMexican, thanks for the suggestion, but it's easier to remove the
    bottom of the pump and take the lint out, than it is to remove the pump
    from the washer and try and rinse it out.

    Besides, draining the washing machine by hand and moving it outside to
    where I can safely take the bottom of the pump off, (spilling lots of
    water), is the really tough and time consuming part of the job.

    I would hate to remove and replace the washer, only to find out some of
    the lint was still in the pump because I didn't rinse it well

    If I take the bottom of the pump off it's easy to be sure I'm getting out all the lint.

    But thanks for the though

  • anamouse Oct 04, 2009

    This is a follow up on my problem. I eventually trew out the new replacememt pump that Sears sold me and replaced it with one from another company, that looks just like the one I threw out. The new one has workd perfectly ever since.

    Sears attitude sucks, they refuse to take the old pump back or refund my money. All I think they really wanted me to do is buy a new washer from them.

  • anamouse Jul 01, 2010

    Another follow up, my washer continues to work perfectly since I threw out the defective replacement pump that Sears sold me and installed another replacement I bought from another online compay.

    Just to be fair, I have bought other parts for other equipment from Sears before and am usually quiet satisfied with their parts. I am very disappointed that they refused to take back the defective pump they sold me, even after I think I proved it was defective beyond any reasonable doubt.

    One day I am sure I will replace my washer and dryer, but thanks to their rotten parts department's attitude, I won't be buying it from them.


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Don't take the pump apart just rinse it out real good,check the hose in back of the washer for obstruction and the drain line to the sewer from the back of the washer, the outlet the washer drains into might be clogged. Check the belts for wear and proper tension

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