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I had my ge washer half apart today to check for a leak in the pump system or something, I couldnt find anything wet really or corroded on the pump so i put it back attatched water and started it, worked normal. So, I get the washer back inside, put in some laundry and fired it up like I did before, and sure enough water just flows out the bottom until i turned it off. I pulled the front off the washer and turned it on and saw that the water is pouring out the left side, or opposite side of the pump from a plastic tube coming from the top of the tub the clothes sit in. Why is it leaking now when its full and not when its empty, and how can i stop this??? please help.

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  • mmspookykid6 Sep 12, 2010

    ok, the troubleshooting guide is for a different model washer, mine is a WBXR1060T3WW GE washer. sorry for the confusion. also, your comment would make sense if there was another inlet to the pump for it too go on, but like i said, its on the opposite side of the outter tub and not even close to the pump. the plastic tube im talking about is a round hard plastic tube almost 2 inches in diameter and is attatched to the outter tub towards the top of the washer. its attatched to the side of the outter tub and comes down below the motor and belts and just has an opening, nothing hooks up too it, its just open. i think its like some kind of vent or overflow? but why would water come out so fast out of there when its running and now while its sitting there off no water is coming out yet its still full? also its still in the ossilating stage, no water is entering no water is pumping out, just ossilating full of water an it leaks when its on, but not off.

  • mmspookykid6 Sep 12, 2010

    actually no, it wasnt very helpful. i understand i didnt give the right model number and the troubleshooting guide was different from mine, but at the same time i mentioned that the issue i was having wasnt connected to the water pump and yet he said that the problem was that it wasnt connected right to the pump. i said the tube water was leaking from wasnt by the pump at all, in fact on the other side of the washing machine. didnt seem like he was understanding what i was writing, and if that was the case he shoulda asked me for more info about what i was talking about it seemed like he just shot out the most generic answer and not even relavant to my question. then i sent a comment to tell him more cause i didnt think he understood and gave him the new model number of the machine and i never heard back. i know i only picked the $6 option but still he never even tried it felt like. what a complete waste of $6, tell silverdragon he can shoove it up his *** when you pay him for doing nothing.

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Http://appliancejunk.com/ge/washer/31-9103.pdf
Please find your service and repair manual above, this will assist you to troubleshoot this issue.
Below is a DIY troubleshooting site to assist you.
http://www.repairclinic.com/Washing-Machine-Troubleshooting

You may find it's leaking due to the fact the tube isn't sealed against where it mate to the pump, but there could be a few similar reasons, please use the troubleshooting steps to isolate.

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