We just bought a new GE washing machine. After we ran it through a
full cycle (with no clothes), I opened the top lid and moved the
center agitator --and I heard the sloshing of water beneath the
stainless steel tub. Do all washing machines leave standing water in
the bottom beneath the tub??!! Shouldn't this drain out?
The most likely cause is an obstructed discharge path.
Remove your drain hose from the back of the machine and see if it is
obstructed in any way. Work your way back to the tub, looking for
All washers--top and front load--leave some water in the outer tub,
depending on the efficiency of the pump. These aren't high-tech pumps
that get every last drop, but they pump most of the water out. If the
water is not visible in the basket, then the water that is below the
basket is of no concern. Keep in mind that another sourcing of the
sloshing noise you might hear is water contained inside a permanent
balance ring, which you can hear when moving the tub. This is very
easy to hear in some models, especially the older maytag neptune front
One other thought is that after the pump shuts off there is some back flow
of water coming from the drain hose since the outlet is much higher than the
discharge of the pump. Assuming that there isn't a check valve between the
pump and the drain line.
On Mar 18, 9:35 am, email@example.com wrote:
Yes and no. Yes, it can be of no real nuisance as long as the basket
is properly vented. Front-load washers are especially prone to
developing mold and mildew issues because the door creates a water-
tight interior and moisture has nowhere to go. Top-loaders don't have
as much an issue because air can circulate. Either way, unless you
have a real problem with the aesthetic, leave the door to your washer
open and make sure you do a load of laundry at least every 3-4 days.
I find it hard to believe that all the water is ever pumped out, at
least the last water in the up-pointing hose, from the pump to the
crest of the hose into the tub. That must run back into the pump etc
after the pump turns off, for everyone.
If there is visible water, there's enough to fill the space between
the outer tub and inner tub, plus a little more. Why would that
happen if the pump works?
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