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Wash machine agitates but won't drain the water -- on any cycle choice. Machine makes noise like something is happening, but water remains.

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  • SarahDill Feb 04, 2009

    I had the same problem. I opened up the front bottom panel, with a bit of trouble. The makers painted over the screws and the middle screw was rusted from it leaking...eesh. I had to use a socket wrench.

    I cleaned out the filter and all seems well. Thanks so much for the tip. ^_^

    BTW, the filter is the small (white) circle that twists right off. Be prepared for nasty water, hair, coins and whatever else was left in pockets. Quite gross, I might add.

  • frank6913ca Feb 21, 2009

    I cleaned the filter but I have a problem to fic the front panel. The screws don't fix with the holes. What happen? Please help.

  • mdoran1984 Feb 27, 2009

    I had the same problem. I bought the 5 year ext warrenty and ofcourse the g.e. customer rep couldn't located my info and told me he couldn't help. He told me to call the store I bought the machine from, even though I was looking at my reciept that said I bought the warrenty. Anyway this fixed my problem. Thanks ALOT!!!

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Yes, the problem is the pump filter which is hidden behind the lower front panel. To access the filter, unscrew three screws at the bottom of the panel and carefully remove the lower front panel. Make sure to unplug the machine. With the panel removed you will see the pump filter. Get a bucket and some towels ready, because when you open the filter, you may get a gallon plus of water coming out. GE failed to put this in the use and care manual for the 6260. But low an behold, GE put an access door and explicit instructions on cleaning the pump filter in the updated 6400.

You may have burned out your washer pump. That is what happened to me. The machine would not drain or spin properly and so I kept pushing the blinking start/pause button to get it going again. Then it finally did not drain at all. I installed a new pump and with the cleaned filter, the machine worked like new. For some, simply cleaning the filter allows the pump to work properly. As the filter gets clogged the pump has to work harder and harder to pump out the water. When this happens the cycle times get extended . One symptom of a clogged filter is the final minute (spin cycle) takes much longer. Obviously this is a "design flaw" that GE "fixed" in the recent version of the 6260.

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Clean the pump filter !

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