I have got an older GE clothes washer heavy duty 7 programs, recently had water leaking from the bottom. I took the back off and it seem that when it is on spin cycle the water is shooting out of a small round hole (looks factory) in the plastic water pump is there suppose to be a plug in this or is it dirty and spitting out or do i need a new pump.
Answer Pierre, You will need to replace the pump assembly WH23X42 . The opening you're referring to is called a "weep hole" and is designed to leak if or when the pump interior seal(s) fail. Servicers use this area of the pump as an indicator for a drain pump failure water indicating a bad seal(s) discoloration or metal powder debris as a bearing or shaft failure.
Machine has a rattling sound in the drive when agitating. Is agitator gear box available.
The gear box WH37X36 has been discontinued by the manufacturer with no replacement available. You may want to check to make sure that the agitator is not loose and make sure that there is not clogged in pump assembly.
Hi there , my dish washer is not getting water into it to wash the dishes. Could the water pump be not pumping the water from the hot water line? Checked and there is water pressure. This is the 2nd washer in 5 years. please help. thanks
Answer Hello Travis,
You will want to make sure that there is power getting to the water valve. You should have 120 vac when the unit is calling for water. If the water valve is getting 120 vac then the water valve is bad and needs to be replaced.
On my GE washer with pump # AP2046344 when the wash water recirculates it does not flow far enough to land in the filter basket. Been doing this for quite some time. Is this a design defect or an indication of a weak pump?
Answer Chas, It could be a weak pump, but you should also notice a drain issue, it's more likely a clog, or restriction in the recirculation tube up to the tub cover, Check the tube first. then replce the pump. Good Luck and Thanks
My front loader originally wasn't spinning all the water out. Now it is not draining at all. I have tried to hit the drain and spin and neither is working. Another thing is I have tried to re-cycle and the water will not drain.
Answer Julie, You' re on the right track, You've got a drain hose or pump issue, But you did not supply a model number, and the drain pump part number you supplied is for an older GE top load washer with a "belt drive" not a front loader with an electric drive drain pump. Thanks and Good Luck
As a follow up to my original question, is there a molded hole that is part of the construction of the pump? Is it supposed to remain open? What is the hole for? If I plug the hole to stop the water leak, do I risk additonal damage to the pump and other parts?
Answer Hello Tom. It could damage the pump if you try to seal the hole, and the drain pipe as well. If the seal hold for a few cycles, and then does not, you may damage more than the washer, could have some water damage to the home. It is best to replace the pump assembly WH23X42. Hope this helps.