GE Washer drains, then spins but does not pump spin water

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Old 11-28-12, 08:25 AM
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GE Washer drains, then spins but does not pump spin water

GE Washer Model Number: WJRR4170G2WW

The washer works OK except for after it drains the water after rinse. The washer pumps out the wash and rinse water OK. But then it goes into spin cycle, starts the initial pump of residual water, then spins more and fast, then fastest. I watch the plastic tub (with the front panel removed) and the water spins out of the clothes but the washer doesn't turn on the pump to drain out the spin water.

A manual fix that I do is to take the dial back to beginning of spin so it will pump out the spin water before it soaks back into the clothes. I do it 2 or 3 times and the clothes are spun out ready for dryer.

Why isn't it pumping out the spin water? What is a fix to get it to automatically pump out the spin water again?

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Old 11-28-12, 03:28 PM
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Couple of questions When it spins goes it leak water out of the overflow tube in the back left corner?
Might not see water but may see soap residue. Does it spin and agitate at the same time? Your washer has had a lot of bad shaft modes (transmission), Have never seen one do what yours is but I would guess timer problem.
Check voltage to pump while in spin and pump not working
 
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The washer gently agitates as it is pumping out the rinse water. When it completes the tub draining, then it "clicks" into the spin cycle, starts by pumping remainder of water, the pump continuing even though no more water is being pumped, as the timer continues to about 2 minutes and the spin starts slow. After another minute or so the spin goes fast, then faster. I watch the water spin out as the plastic tub is translucent. If the cycle continues to the end, the spin water just settles back in the bottom of the tub, only to get soaked back into the clothes. So I see the spin is working very well, just the water is not pumped out during spin.

There are no leaks, though a week ago we had a small amount of water below the washer, unknown cause. (concrete floor in basement)

Which timer are you referring? The front panel cycle dial, or the circuit board on the motor under the splash guard?

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Old 11-28-12, 07:34 PM
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He's referring to the front panel cycle timer.

After the pump pumps out the water and unit goes into spin.......the pump should continue to run and pump out the excess water. The voltage on the pump needs to be checked because if it's not there when unit is in spin then the timer is not sending it.....hence the timer may be at fault.
 
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spin pumping

I will check that in the a.m. When it was working, the pump would pump intermittently during the spin - I figured that was normal to turn on the pump only after the spin resulted in some water, so the pump does not pump dry and wear out?

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Old 11-29-12, 01:07 PM
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If you have 120 to pump and still no pumping you either have something stuck in pump or pump is bad.
 
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