GE old style washer pump and pump coupling
A vast majority of GE-built washers use the pump shown in figure GE-4. A few less-expensive models used a non-recirculating pump with only two hose connections. The pump is connected directly to the motor through a rubber/fabric flexible coupling (Figure GE-5.) The pump coupling is connected to both by a round clamp at each end. When installing a new coupling, do not remove the staples that hold it in shape. Also, put the gaps in the clamps directly over the gaps in the coupling.
If the washing machine pump seal is leaking, you will see water weeping (or the tracks of a water weep) from the hole shown in figure GE-4. There are no special tricks to replacing a GE pump. First, drain the tub. Disconnect the pump coupling at the TOP end, then the remove the three pump mounting screws. Have a bucket ready to catch water, and remove the four pump hoses.
Installation is the opposite of removal.
If something is jamming the pump, the pump coupling will be twisted tightly while the motor is trying to start. Check for jams. If the pump is not turning freely, but you cannot find a jam, replace the pump.
If the coupling has come off the pump, make sure you check that the pump is turning freely.