Not Draining
GE Hotpoint front serviceable washers


What to check when your washer is not draining

If your GE Hotpoint front serviceable washer is not draining the water from the tub.

You will need to check the following parts until you find out the part that needs to be replace to fix the washing machine.

Here I am going to give you a brief description of the parts you need to check, and below you will have the links to the pages with the videos that will show you how the repair is done.

Taking apart: To fix a GE Hotpoint washer when is not working properly, the first thing that you need to learn before you try to fix it, is how to take it apart and how to put it back together properly. Once you know how to dismantle the washer, the repairs becomes easier to do.

If you need to check the timer, the water temperature switch, the water level switch, or the motor speed switch. You need just to open the controls panel. If you need to check the motor, the pump, the clutch, or the transmission. Then you need to open the controls panel and remove the top and front panels.

The pump: If the washer is not removing the water from the clothes and the tub, the problem could be that pump is not working. These washers use an electric pump that the timer has to send electricity to the motor in the pump when is time to drain the water from the tub.

You could check the pump with a homemade test cord. Take a long extension cord and attach 2 insulated alligator clips to it.

Disconnect the washer from the wall outlet, remove the front panel to gain access to the pump. Disconnect the 2 wires from the pump motor. Connect the test cord to the terminals that you just remove the wires from on the pump.

Connect the test cord to the wall outlet. If the pump motor runs and starts removing the water from the tub, then you know that the problem is not the pump.

If the pump motor doesn't run, then you know that the problem is in the pump. Make sure to check the inside of the pump to see if anything is stuck in the pump impeller before replacing it.

Obstructions: A common reason why the washer doesn't drain the water from the tub is cause by obstructions in the pump or in the hoses. Make sure that you check the hose coming from the tub to the pump, check the inside of the pump and the hose coming from the pump to the drain pipe. 

The timer: you need to also makes that the timer is sending about 120 ac volts to the pump motor. The easier way to check it is by disconnecting the wires from the pump motor. Set your multimeter on  a scale that could read 120 ac volts. inset the multimeter test probes in the terminals of the 2 wires disconnected from the pump motor.

Plug the washer on the wall outlet, set the timer on the spin cycle and turn it on. If the reading is about 120 ac volts, the timer is working ok. If the reading is less than 80 volts, the problem could be in the timer or in the wires coming from the timer yo the pump moto. Don't worry if you can follow me with this description just click on the link below to see the video that show how this repair is done.


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    1. Taking apart     

    2. The pump

    3. Obstructions

    4. The timer









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