Question about GE WJSR2070B Top Load Washer

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Washing machine looks like it is over flowing when washing a super load. There is a plastic tube, looks like a breather or "air gap" and when the washer starts rotating back and forth it drains out of the bottom through the tube. is this an easy fix? Any help would be great.

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  • philipk75 Aug 04, 2008

    the model number is wjsr2080t6ww ge washing machine

  • philipk75 Aug 04, 2008

    it overflows on the plastic tube during the wash cycle like it is over filling. Only does it on super load.

  • philipk75 Aug 04, 2008

    only leaks on super load, no cracks, no leaks, looks like an overflow tube.

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Hello:

In addition: when the setting set to the super load, the mechanism that let the drain tube closed was not move to close. maybe it got dirt the lock and not let to closed the drain tube.

Verify the drain tube at the bottom and clean the lock mechanism.

if there still warranty then you can let vendor to check the machine.

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Have a look at this webpage it covers many washing machine problems. the website also provides replacement parts.

http://www.repairclinic.com/0088_11_1.asp

replacement parts are available here
http://www.repairclinic.com/SmartSearch/SmartSearch.aspx


Please read the first page / link I gave and see if it solves the problem.

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Hi,

Your washer can develop several types of leaks. You can track down a leak based on when it occurs:

During fill only If the washer leaks only during the fill cycle, check these:

  • Air-gap device -The air gap is a small device found on most washers that prevents the wash water from being siphoned into the household water supply. It's located either mid-way along or at the end of the black rubber hose that comes from the water-inlet valve. Often it's made of translucent plastic. If one of the air-gap components deforms or cracks, you may need to replace it.


  • The tube -There's a rubber tube that runs between the water-inlet valve and either the air-gap or the inlet spout. If it cracks or breaks, it can cause a leak.


  • Inlet spout -Most washers have a plastic spout near the top of the main clothes tub that directs the water into the tub. If the spout cracks or breaks free of its mounting, it can cause a leak.


During drain and spin only A washer that leaks only during the spin cycle often has a leak in the main drain hose. Inspect the entire hose and correct any problem you find. Alternatively, the steel or plastic outer tubs can rust, split, or be punctured. This may be most visible during large loads and high water levels. If this happens, you may have to replace the entire outer tub--but that may not be an economical repair to make. Consult a qualified appliance repair technician for further details.

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  • Priya darshan Aug 04, 2008


    1. Does it leak constantly
      or during one part of the cycle? A constant leak means the leak is
      in the valve where the hoses hook to the washer, the supply valves,
      or the lines to the washer from the water supply. The other two
      options are when the washer is agitating or pumping the water out
      between cycles.

    2. See if it leaks during both cycles and the test there would be
      to lift the lid just as it starts to drain and wait to see if the
      water stops leaking. If it doesn't, then run the drain cycle to see
      if it gets worse or better. Results may not be immediate as it
      would take a few minutes for whatever water there to finish
      dripping.

    3. Wait until the water has been pumped out, lift the lid and
      check the drip again. When the location of the leak has been
      determined, unless the washer has been frozen, most leaks can be
      fixed without parts and just using hand tools. If you have an
      older, top load washer, the back or front will come off so you can
      observe where the leak is coming from. WARNING. You are working
      with a moving, electrically hot machine that could flood. You must
      take your time and not put your hand or hair in somewhere that can
      catch you. You should not have to get into the upper control
      center, thus reducing the shock hazard.

    4. Before turning the machine on, remove a cover. On some washers,
      there are two screws on the bottom L & R front corners that
      take the front panel loose. Once the screws are removed, the front
      cover is hinged at the top and you simply pull the bottom away from
      the machine until it comes un-hooked, and set the cover aside.#
      There shouldn't be many exposed wires or ends, but a few. Don't
      touch the terminals or lay something metal in the machine that
      could fall on the terminals.

    5. Take a flashlight, look for obvious leaks or better, water
      stains around nuts, hose clamps, etc. Most likely you'll see some
      water residue here and there and that would be normal as a washer
      is wet. Look for puddles, long white streaks, calcium deposits.
      Most likely, you won't find standing water, but some clues of where
      you should look when the machine is running. Unless this leak is so
      obivous you can see what's wrong, you don't need to start it and
      you should repair the problem. Once possible areas have been
      identified, you should start the machine as if you had a load in it
      and start to watch for the leak. WARNING- Make sure you have no
      tools laying in the machine and you are out of the way. There are
      spinning parts and live wires once you turn the machine on. Stay
      clear, and watch your hair and hands. Once the machine is full and
      starts its cycle, look for leaks. Let the machine do its cycle and
      as it goes into each part of the cycle, look for the leak. Once you
      find a drip, stop the machine by lifting the lid or pulling out on
      the control knob, and now observe more closely. Remember, water
      runs down; where it drips is not necessarily the place of
      origin.

    6. Find the leak and make the needed adjustment (which will be all
      that is necessary most of the time). If it is a part you need, get
      the make, model number and serial number of the washer and call an
      appliance parts dealer or repair service if you don't think you can
      repair the problem.
    TIPS:


    • When pulling the washer from the wall, it should be empty. Be
      careful not to tear or scratch the flooring.

    • The hoses are still connected, so the washer will only come out
      so far until the drain hose is pulled out of the wall or drain
      hole.

    • If this washer is fairly new, getting the case off will be the
      biggest challenge.

    • Try not to set the washer completely flat on one side.

    • If a hose is broken, pump cracked, etc., you will need to
      replace the defective item.
    In your case It could also be that one of the hoses in the back is not tight enough & water is leaking as a result.

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