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Cleaned Out Pump

Yes, I pulled the pump and did not notice anything clogged. The impellar is somewhat free, but I noticed the after trying to run the machine the motor is super hot. You can't touch the housing. I took it off and it stayed hot for nearly an hour or so. I went ahead and ordered it. No one locally has it or has ever ordered one. I contacted 3 or 4 appliance parts center. I am hoping that the washer doesn't cycle properly, because there is some sort of water level sensor sending signal that washer has water. I drained the water and still can get it to cycle. Expensive experiment $137.00 for pump. I noticed many people seem to have the same problem with this machine. My wife wanted a front loader, didn't want to spend the big bucks so I bought used from a couple moving. She will never let me here the end of it, until I get this fixed.

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    Jason McKeehan Jun 03, 2008

    Recieved the pump today.. Installed and everything works great. I will definately keep a eye on the clean out... GE needs to send all the customers a cover plate that doesn't hide the clean-out. I don't plan to put my plate back on. It is ugly, but I won't burn up another pump....


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Sweet tip, goingbamboo - exact same motor, different housing, only $60 shipped by fedex ground from

so i had the exact same problem. two newborn socks, one which appeared (smelled) like it was there for quite some time, 3 quarters, and some odd lint. for the life of me i can't figure out how the socks get from the drum down the tube!

word of warning - if there is visible water in the drum, there can be a *lot* of water when you unscrew the filter cap.

oh, and we have also been noticing rips in our clothes (like another poster). worthless machine.

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If you should run into problems again with that pump, there is a way around the $137.00 replacement cost. You can order the pump for one of the top loader machines (here is a part # WH23X10013). They use the same motor. There are 3 screws to remove the motor. The top loader setup is considerably less expensive. And if you trust ebay, you can get the motor for $45 shipped to your door in about 3 days.
For mine, the issue was one of my son’s newborn socks made its way into the drain and clogged the filter. I have had this machine 2 years and love it. This is the first problem we have had.

Posted on Jun 13, 2008

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