Why is my GE front load washer not draining water? The drain hose may be kinked or blocked by an obstruction. Gently straighten any kinks or disconnect the hose to locate and remove blockages. If that doesn’t fix the problem, follow our GE front load washer troubleshooting tips to get to the bottom of drainage issues. 1. Drain standing water manually. 2. Check for blocked or kinked drain hose. 3. Clean out the washer drain pump filter. 4. Diagnose faulty components like the drain pump or door lock.