I have a 13 year old GE washer. When I jiggle the agitator around a
bit I hear water sloshing around below. No water is seen in the
basket, it seems like not all the water is being pumped out of the
tub. Not a huge deal seemingly, but is this something to address? It
gets used at least every 2 days, so the water will not usually have
time to get stagnant.
Thanks for any info.
It's normal on all machines; it guarantees a "trap" is provided for the
dishwasher. If the water evaporates dry you'll often get a sewer odor. Want
to prove it? Set the draini so it's not properly looped and watch/smell as
the water gets almost completely gone. I haven't yet seen one that didn't
have water left in it between washes.
Didn't mean a drain trap. But rather a trap before the pump to allow
heavy items that make it past the basket from entering the pump. Theory is
that say small stones etc... flow from the basket in the water. Before
the water enters the pump gravity pulls them down into the trap. Over
years this can accumulate and cause flow problems to the pump. It's
usually not user serviceable unless there is a provision made to access
it without disconnecting the washer and working on it from the rear or
Not. The plumbing for a clothes washer includes a trap. But it is
normal for somw water to remain behind in the drum below the bottom of
the basket. And is it a problem for people that very infrequently use
their clothes washers.
Yep. We have Maytag "front loader" washers in our laundry room and
they all retain large amounts of water between loads. Turn the drums
and you can hear it sloshing around. OTOH, I had a top-of-the-line GE
washer/dryer set (top loader washer) for years and don't ever recall any
Why not just call an appliance repair shop, parts store, or even used
appliance store and ask.
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