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GE Washer won't drain with a full load

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We've determined that the pump will drain a small (test) load, thought we had the problem fixed--cleaned out a bunch of debris from the pump-- then put in a full load, and of course it no longer pumped the water out.  Why would the pump drain the water on a small load and not on a full load?  The lid switch seems to be working, at least enough to stop the agitator when we open the lid.  Once the water is drained, the washer will spin.  Any thoughts?  Are we barking up the wrong tree thinking that the pump is dying?  We're not very electrical in nature- better with mechanical stuff.  We do have a multimeter but I honestly don't understand how to use it.  

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Try checking the hose coming from tub to pump as well as the drain hose for blockage. What kind of debris did you remove from the pump? :kopkrab:


A model number would also help...lol

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We removed and checked both hoses.  The debris from the pump was mostly sand, but there were some larger chunks of dirt-type stuff too.  The model is whdsr209d6ww GE washer.  Funny thing today, we ran a load on medium load size and it worked.  Now, I keep asking myself, "why won't it work properly on a large load?"  It does everything fine except the draining part.  It will even spin a large load, but only after the water has been manually drained.  Could this be a timer control issue?  It has gotten progressively louder over time.  

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... why won't it work properly on a large load?

partially worn Pump ?

large load = more water

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The pump makes a beautiful wooshing sound as it pumps super large loads of wash!  Thank you Grand Master, you have saved us!  The most fun I've had doing a load of laundry in so long.  I stood there listening to the glorious sounds of everything functioning and just feeling like the champion of the world.  Hee.

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