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Water is not draining from my front load washer. Not sure of model number could be GBVH6260 through WHDVH626. I'd like a set of drawings to determine how to access the pump and dishcharge system.

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  • MicheleF May 25, 2008

    we are having the same problem!!! GE front loader machine, not even 2 years old! Now, it is turning off and on during the wash also! UGH!!

  • Anonymous Dec 26, 2008

    Our also, turns off  mid wash and isn't draining!

  • smscheff Dec 26, 2008

    Us too!! ours turns off mid wash and is not draining!

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Front load washers tend to collect debri in the drain path, particuraly thinks like coins, hair clips, etc. There is a large drain plug that has access to a filter. On this model, the lower front panel needs to be removed. You then see a large plastic valve that you can remove and get rid on debri. I need to clear mine every year. Warning, all remaining water in the tub will gush out, have towels ready.

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