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GE Washer WSSH300GWW Won't Drain  Rating:  Rating
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 Posted: Sun Aug 29th, 2010 11:37 pm
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Have had this machine since 6/07 with no problems - worked very well up until now! I got the error code E23 when I pressed the start/pause buttons - E23 =  "Drain Pump Relay on Control Board Failed.... Replace Control Board" So I cleaned out the boot just in case I could get away with an easy fix (not that it was all that easy!) but it will not drain - darn it. When it gets to rinse cycle it buzzes loudly and my assistant (my husband) said that the buzzing seems to be coming from the drain pump - that it is vibrating when it buzzes (see, he is actually very handy to have around for other than the obvious reasons... "honey, where's that beer?"!). ;) Are the codes reliable? I am concerned that I will replace the control board and it will actually be the drain pump!? Is it vibrating the pump because the buzzer mechanism is near it? How hard is it to replace the control board? Should a mere mortal such as I, a stay-at-home-mom-fulltime-student-with-terrific-mechanical-aptitude-and-willing-to-earn-her-keep, attempt to replace the control board? I mean, how bad could it be... :shock: I rewired a Jeep after a squirrel decided the fuse box was a nice warm nesting place... thawed a Toyota with heating blankets cuz 'someone' put water in the radiator... I passed Algebra... I will even make my nails short if I have to... LOL!

Any help is appreciated!!

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easy answer to your question, bonnie.
get your volt/ohm meter and test for 120vac at the drain pump when it should be running or is buzzing....sounds like a bad pump to me...if you have voltage then the pump is bad or possibbly jammed. you said you cleaned out the boot,but did you check the impeller to see if it was free?
the buzzing is a good sign!



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Hi Kurtius,
Yes, checked that the impeller moved freely. Will check the voltage tomorrow and let you know what I find. Thanks for the quick response! Here's hoping this fix is going to be easier than the Jeep...!

Here's to what is hopefully a "good" buzz...LOL! :cheers:

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Hey Kurtius,
Just wanted to give you and update and let you know I am still working on this. I haven't been able to do anything yet as my daughter has an abscessed tooth and we have been dealing with that since Monday. Tomorrow is the oral surgeon visit so I will hope to get back on track with this by the weekend, if not sooner. When it rains, it pours!

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If you got the Buzz and the water isnt going out you will need a pump.

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