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Washer holding water

Generally this will be a result of something stuck in the pump area of you're washing machine. Once you find the pump open it up and generally you will find items such as loose change, small clothing items, or sometimes stuff like credit card sized items.

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water left in washer after a total washing


Usually what happens here is that the pump to expel the water is not functioning, the normal problem here is a coin or hair grip gets lodged in the pump and stops the impeller from turning, generally the pump can be removed and opened up to remove the offending article and allow the impeller to operate again, once cleared of obstruction reassemble the pump and refit it. ( be aware, as the machine is still full of water, when you remove the pump the water will flood out so you need plenty of towels so soak up the water that spills.

Sep 23, 2016 | Kenmore Washing Machines

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washer won't drain


the drain hose is on the back. it's generally the biggest hose on a washing machine and in most cases black. it could be kinked or clogged. once you locate the hose it's held on with a clamp. undo the clamp and it pulls right off. if no clog or kink there follow the hose to the drain usually on the wall and look there. I doubt it would be or else you would have water all over the floor so my guess is it's not even leaving the washing machine. Also something to keep in mind is that it could be the pump that draws the water out.

Jul 14, 2012 | GE Spacemaker Washer and Dryer Electric...

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glass broke in dishwasher


Broken glass, chicken bones, toothpicks and other things that aren't supposed to end up in the main wash pump, are common causes of dishwasher failures. Ignoring it can eventually lead to a problems which could result in the replacement of the main wash pump. Depending on the model number you have, some replacement pumps are not cheap and can cost close to what you would pay for a new dishwasher once the labor charges are added. In addition, most manufacturer warranties WILL NOT cover the replacement as this falls under the category of "Customer Abuse". Even though, the potential poblem was accidental, and the result of something you generally would wash in the dishwasher, most manufacturers still will not honor the warranty if something you did caused the failure. You need to remove the lower spray arm, coarse strainer and fine strainer and locate the glass. If you do not know how to perform these procedures, post back with your MODEL NUMBER and I can give you step by step advice. I hope this helps you.

Jun 07, 2010 | Kenmore 24 in. 16014 Built-in Dishwasher

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AEG Lavamat Washing Machine Issues


you need soda crystals or a good descaler/degreaser agent to clear out machine repeated washing on low temps will cause scummy build up in inner drum door seal area,causing smells and poor rinsing result,this could be why condenser dryer not working as needs clear passage for air and steam during dry phase.

Jun 02, 2010 | Bosch Classixx WFL 2066 Front Load Washer

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Whirlpool AWM 6100/s - stopping mid cycle, not draining - unusual whirring noises, programme stops with '0' and '100' flashing on spin meter as well as paus and 'wash'


Yeah. This is a pump problem. Our machine first did this about 3 months ago. I took the filter plug out and removed about 10 coins from around the pump impeller area! I removed the pump and dismantled it. Unfortunately water was getting in past the seal on the pump spindle. I cleaned it all out and reassembled it. Worked fine till a couple of weeks ago. It has worn out the spindle "bearings" and because of the loose play it gets stuck, intermittently. If you are by the machine when the drain cycle starts , you can give the filter housing a few bangs(take off the circular cover) . The pump will start up .It makes a grumbly sound, as it is knackered. But once started will generally keep going.The answer however is a new pump. And probably a pact with everyone in your household to be more careful not to leave stuff in the clothes you put in the machine. Our washer has got through 2 mobile phones. a packet of bradding nails, a lot of cash, both coins and notes.Various other stuff that i wont mention! The pump gets very hot when it is trying to turn but cant because of debris on the impeller. This will lead to the pump failing after a time.

Jan 26, 2009 | Whirlpool AWM6100 Front Load Washer

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