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#1 ancel1961

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 09:23 AM

GE Front Load Washer wsxh208a1ww

 

I've run into a problem with my washer which has me stumped.

The washer will not pump out the water from the tub.

 

1)  I've checked the pump & tub to pump hose for debris

 

2)  I drained the washer by lowering the drain hose to check for blockage in that hose. The water did   drain from the tub.

 

3)  I disconnected the drain hose from the pump, set the timer to a point where the pump motor came on and watched to see if the pump's propellers where spinning. The propellers ARE spinning.

 

4)  Reassembled everything and set the washer to spin. The washer did enter High Spin after I manually drained the water, but when I ran a test cycle with water in the tub, once again the water would not drain and the washer would not go into High Spin.

 

I would greatly appreciate any help with this problem

Thanks

 

 

 



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Posted 22 May 2013 - 09:28 AM

Blow through the drain hose from the pump to the drain pipe.  Should clear a slug of water and then blow free.  

 

This is a Frigidaire-built washer which are famous for having the "coin-catcher" in the suction boot.  This will effectively stop water from getting to the drain pump.  Behold:

 



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Posted 22 May 2013 - 12:58 PM

Hi Guru,

 

I appreciate your trying to help me.

 

I removed the coin catcher and set it aside.

I disconnected the drain hose from the pump and blew out any accumulated water.

Reassembled, and got the same results as before.

 

When the tub has water in it and I lower the drain hose to floor level, the water flows out freely.

So water is getting to the Tub To Pump Hose and through the pump.

The pump motor is operating because I can hear it cycle on & off, and I visually inspected the propeller's operation earlier.

 

Any more suggestions?

This thing is driving me crazy.



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Posted 22 May 2013 - 03:05 PM

are you sure the Pump Impeller is securely attached to the Shaft...
OR maybe it's "free wheeling"
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Posted 24 May 2013 - 06:38 AM

Hi Grand Master,

 

The Pump Impeller is securely attached to the Shaft and is not free wheeling.

 

I removed the four screws which hold the plastic inlet & outlet ports to the pump.

I removed the covering from Impeller and rotated the Impeller by hand.

The Impeller rotates, but shows resistance as if there is a spring attached.

 

Reassembled and put the washer on pump cycle, without attaching the drain hose.

The Impeller began to rotate at a high speed and came to an immediate stop when I turned the machine off.

The Impeller "did not" coast to a stop.

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 06:42 AM

Take the suction boot off the pump and pour a little bit of water into the drum.  It should run right out the suction boot.  If not, there's still a blockage to the pump intake.  

 

Run the washer with the pump installed and check for 120vac at the pump wires when the washer is in drain mode.  If you're getting a good 120vac supply to the pump, and the pump's suction and discharge are both clear, then the pump is failing under load.  Replace it: http://www.repaircli...23X10016/947781



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Posted 24 May 2013 - 07:17 AM

I poured a quart of water into the tub and it ran right out the suction boot.

Guess I will have to replace the pump.

 

I have a drain pump # WH23X10013 available.

If I were to change the female leads to the pump and install the WH23X10013 pump, do you think it might work?



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Posted 24 May 2013 - 07:21 AM

Although the impeller will run, the pump will not mount correctly and the hose connections may not fit securely.  Don't know about the volumetric discharge rate or the NPSH requirements for each pump.  



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Posted 24 May 2013 - 07:28 AM

Thanks Grand Master.

 

I'll try to fabricate a mounting and give it a shot.

If it doesn't work, at least I'll know I tried.

 

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 07:30 AM

As papa-san used to say to us, "Rots of ruck, GI!"

 

 

 

 

How do I make a donation to your Brew Charity?

 

 

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 07:37 AM

Got it.

I'll let you know how it turns out and will make a donation.

 

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