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Drain pump/motor not draining.

Hi Mike,

Product: GE WJSR2070BWW washer. S/N# LD150598
Bought this GE back in 2002. The problem is when the timer gets to the section where the washer is to drain, it doesn't. If it does not drain than the spin motor will not kick-in. Ran a small load (Little water set on small).
When it came to the time the motor was to drain the soapy water the motor just made noise. (Not a very loud sound). It matters not weather the timer goes through the white section for whites or the dark section for darks, both will not drain the water & like I mentioned than it will not spin. This morning I turned the timer to where the washer should drain before the spin cycle was to kick in & low & behold the washer started to drain. (The drain motor did make a few seconds of noise before it kicked in). Once the water drained the spin cycle kicked in as it should. I found it odd that after my 2nd year service warranty was about to end (2004). GE wanted me to buy another warranty for $245.00 US. Than again in 2005, 2006 & 2007.
Each year a little higher in price. Being the washer is only six years old & this is a major problem & could add up the $$. Thought I'd try here. The home service call is only $74.00 & they say theres a 10% discount on any parts but a motor through a service company will be anything but cheap. Just got the feeling I'm heading for a screwing. I am 100% sure it is not the timer. There are no cloges, all drain lines have been removed & checked for lint build up. Washer is & has always been level. Never over load the washer. So my question is where can I get a price on a replacement drain motor, how to dissasemble the washer to get at the pump/motor & where can I get either parts or a new pump? My last washer was a White westinghouse. Bought new back in 1985 & was still working when it was replaced by this GE in 2002. (Sold it for $50.00). My gas stove is still running, also bought in 1985. I'd like to think I take care of my stuff.
Any help would be great.

Thanks Mike..


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  • Mike Peluso
    Mike Peluso Jul 31, 2008

    Hi Mike,

    Instruction & processes were perfect! Couldn’t have asked for more.

    The two picture at the bottom of you're reply is a spot on match of the part.

    DPO 40-001 FZ98
    120V 85W 1~ 60Hz
    time rating: 15min On-45min OFF
    02.04.22 / 7 175D3834P001

    I found nothing that would have impeded the pump from functioning.

    I took out the impeller & cleaned the rubber washer & added some Vaseline. Everything inside was clean. No lint, nothing.

    Re-assembled & ran a cycle (small), as it went into drain she did not pump so I tapped the motor with a rubber mallet.

    (Old army solution). That worked out ok.

    Thanks’ for the links!

    I found the part on at:

    Washer Pump part WH23X10013 was an exact match.

    Online price $60.47. Next day delivery.

    I'm surprised how cheaply this GE pump is considering how massive the main motor is.

    You saved me from spending at least $150.00 US for a service, in-home repair.

    I promise I will not buy another GE washer & that’s sad.

    Thanks’ again Mike!

  • Scott Faust
    Scott Faust Dec 28, 2013

    Hey guys, just wanted to let you know that 5 years later this post is still helpful. I just fixed my washer based on your conversation and assessment. Thanks!


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Actually it sounds like there was or is something in the water pump (like a string or metal underwire from a bra). before replacing the water pump i would look inside it and check for foreign objects.

  1. unplug the machine, but leave other hoses connected
  2. use a butter knife or putty knife to open the front panel; at the top seam between the top panel and the front panel is 2 metal clips (about where the edges of the lid are). push these strait in to release the front panel.
  3. once the front panel is off then you should see the water pump on the right side. it has 2 large black hoses and 2 wires attached to it.
  4. take off the water pump (two 3/8 bolts) and look inside it.
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some pictures borrowed from,, and
  • if you need to buy a new pump, then they are around $50 at
  • or shop around; GE Washer Pump part # WH23X10013
  • here is a cheap one on ebay:
let me know if you get stuck

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Thanks guys, just got pump from repair clinic and fixed problem. Thanks again for your post.

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