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How to fix a washing machine that won't drain.

InstructionsThings You'll Need:

  • Screw driver/socket set
  • bucket
  • towls
  1. Step 1 Check and make sure that the washer is plugged in. I know that sounds stupid, but washers move and it has happened before.
  2. Step 2 Check and see if the washer works during the rinse cycle. if the motor moves then skip to step 3 If the motor does not turn then you need to test the power outlet. use a small hand held appliance like a hand mixer to make sure the outlet has power. If the outlet has no power you need to check your breakers. If the outlet has power you need to call a repairman for your washer.
  3. Step 3 Good news because your washer works on the rinse cycle your problem may not be that severe. First check to make sure your lid switch is working. The lid switch is a safety device that ensures that the lid is closed before the machine will begin the spin cycle. to check the lid switch simply close and open the lid several times. each time you close the lid you should here a distinctive click. if there is no click then you need to replace the lid switch. if the is a click continue to step 4
  4. Step 4 Ok you have power and you lid switch is working that means you have one of two things going on. 1. you have clog in the line or 2. your pump is burnt out. To check for a clog start at the back of the washer and remove the drain hose. Be ready for water! It may come pouring out. if water does come pouring out then you need to check the drain hose for a clog. If there is no clog in the drain hose then you have a bad pump and it will have to be replaced. If water does not come out when you remove the drain hose then you have a clog. the clog is either in the pump or in the upper hose that runs from the tank to pump.

Tips & Warnings
  • make sure to unplug the washer before disassembling. water and electricity don't play well together.

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water on the floor


Never a good thing !

First unplug the power and check your hose's in the back of the washing machine to make sure they are tight at the washer and at the wall, also see if your drain hose hasn't come loose or is damaged.
The second thing to check would be the hose's to the filter and the filter itself this is pretty easy and cleaning the filter should be done if you haven't checked it out before. Here's how.


1.Turn power off at breaker or unplug the washer.
2.Unscrew the 3 star head bolts on the bottom panel.
3.Right in front of you you'll see a white plastic with 2 hoses going into it and a black box attached. It has a circular knob. That's where the filter is located.
4. Unscrew the 1 silver screw attaching the filter housing to the washer... this will make it easier to access the white hose clamp. Slide the housing towards you to free it from the washer frame.
5. Grab a bucket to catch the water that's in the hose and place a towel under the washer too, this will keep any stray water from going all over.
6.You can use a pair of Chanel lock pliers to squeeze the hose clamp on the smaller white hose while you pull it free from the housing, aim that hose into the bucket and shake it a bit to get any particles out until it stops draining.
7. Now you can unscrew the white circular filter knob to the left, be prepared for some water to come out, keep the bucket and towel handy for this.
8. Pull the filter all the way out and more than likely you'll be surprised by how much **** is in there lol, I had a small screw driver, a nail, coins and many other misc. debris.
9. Shake the filter housing a little while its over the plastic bucket to help drain excess water and crud out of the hose and housing.
10. Clean the filter and make sure all the holes are clear.
11. Reinstall the opposite way you took it apart but keep the lower panel off to make sure nothing is leaking after you do step 12.
12.Turn the power back on and press the cancel button twice and make sure the washer is set to spin and drain cycle and run and watch it off and on until its done.
13. Go ahead and put the lower panel back on.

Hope that helps :D

Dec 28, 2009 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

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my washer does not complete the cycle. It does not exceed rinse position and it will not proceed to automatic spin


What pride is saying is that it won't complete the cycle because the screen may blocked and a sensor won't let it drain. Here's how to clean your filter.

1.Turn power off at breaker or unplug the washer.
2.Unscrew the 3 star head bolts on the bottom panel.
3.Right in front of you you'll see a white plastic with 2 hoses going into it and a black box attached. It has a circular knob. That's where the filter is located.
4. Unscrew the 1 silver screw attaching the filter housing to the washer... this will make it easier to access the white hose clamp. Slide the housing towards you to free it from the washer frame.
5. Grab a bucket to catch the water that's in the hose and place a towel under the washer too, this will keep any stray water from going all over.
6.You can use a pair of Chanel lock pliers to squeeze the hose clamp on the smaller white hose while you pull it free from the housing, aim that hose into the bucket and shake it a bit to get any particles out until it stops draining.
7. Now you can unscrew the white circular filter knob to the left, be prepared for some water to come out, keep the bucket and towel handy for this.
8. Pull the filter all the way out and more than likely you'll be surprised by how much **** is in there lol, I had a small screw driver, a nail, coins and many other misc. debris.
9. Shake the filter housing a little while its over the plastic bucket to help drain excess water and crud out of the hose and housing.
10. Clean the filter and make sure all the holes are clear.
11. Reinstall the opposite way you took it apart but keep the lower panel off to make sure nothing is leaking after you do step 12.
12.Turn the power back on and press the cancel button twice and make sure the washer is set to spin and drain cycle and run and watch it off and on until its done.
13. Go ahead and put the lower panel back on.

Hope that helps :D

Dec 27, 2009 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

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f02 keeps coming on


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Your filter could be clogged. You might want to try cleaning it if you haven't done it before, Its an easy fix to do. Here's how.

1.Turn power off at breaker or unplug the washer.
2.Unscrew the 3 star head bolts on the bottom panel.
3.Right in front of you you'll see a white plastic with 2 hoses going into it and a black box attached. It has a circular knob. That's where the filter is located.
4. Unscrew the 1 silver screw attaching the filter housing to the washer... this will make it easier to access the white hose clamp. Slide the housing towards you to free it from the washer frame.
5. Grab a bucket to catch the water that's in the hose and place a towel under the washer too, this will keep any stray water from going all over.
6.You can use a pair of Chanel lock pliers to squeeze the hose clamp on the smaller white hose while you pull it free from the housing, aim that hose into the bucket and shake it a bit to get any particles out until it stops draining.
7. Now you can unscrew the white circular filter knob to the left, be prepared for some water to come out, keep the bucket and towel handy for this.
8. Pull the filter all the way out and more than likely you'll be surprised by how much **** is in there lol, I had a small screw driver, a nail, coins and many other misc. debris.
9. Shake the filter housing a little while its over the plastic bucket to help drain excess water and crud out of the hose and housing.
10. Clean the filter and make sure all the holes are clear.
11. Reinstall the opposite way you took it apart but keep the lower panel off to make sure nothing is leaking after you do step 12.
12.Turn the power back on and press the cancel button twice and make sure the washer is set to spin and drain cycle and run and watch it off and on until its done.
13. Go ahead and put the lower panel back on.

Hope that helps :D

Sep 24, 2009 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

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got a hoover washer /dryer wdm 1300 , it wouldnt empty properly, watched the impellor on the pump and some times it would run and then stop , a quick flick with a screw driver and away it went again ,also very noisey , got a new pump but this wont run at all, i seem to have 240 v olts going to the pump buy nothing happening, any ideas please


HI CHECK THESE....
Step 1: Make sure the washer is receiving power. Check the cord, the plug, and the outlet. If a wall switch controls the outlet, make sure the switch is working. Look for blown fuses or tripped circuit breakers at the main entrance panel. If the unit is receiving power and still won't run, press the reset button on the control panel (if the washer has one).
Step 1: Make sure the washer is receiving power. Check the cord, the plug, and the outlet. If a wall switch controls the outlet, make sure the switch is working. Look for blown fuses or tripped circuit breakers at the main entrance panel. If the unit is receiving power and still won't run, press the reset button on the control panel (if the washer has one).
Step 3: Make sure that both water faucets are turned on and that the drain and soap-saver return hoses are properly extended, without kinks. If the washer has a water-saver button, make sure the button is depressed; water may not circulate through the filter nozzle if the basket is not full and the button is not depressed.
Step 4: To make sure the water is the proper temperature, check the temperature selector switches on the control panel to make sure they're properly set. Also check the water heater temperature control. It should be set no lower than 120 degrees F.

THANKS

Sep 12, 2008 | Washing Machines

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No sound


Without knowing what else you?ve tried besides checking the BIOS configuration I?ll just list everything including the basics: -Check the hardware device manager and ensure your sound card shows up and is running without errors. -Make really, really sure you plugged the speakers into the right socket. -Try plugging a known working pair of headphones or other simple speaker system into your sound socket to verify your speakers work. -Open the ?sounds and audio devices? in the control panel, in the volume tab make sure the volume is mid way and not muted. -Click on the advanced button and make sure the wave, SW Synth CD Player volumes are mid way or better and not muted (the volume is the same as the previous volume slider). -Make sure your driver came from the motherboard manufacturer and you have the right one for your operating system. If you get here and it still doesn?t work then you?ll need to start considering the possibility that your motherboard may have a problem. As an alternative you can disable it in the BIOS and plug in a cheap PCI sound card. Let us know how it goes and please don?t forget to rate this post.

Mar 02, 2007 | Foxconn 661M03-G-6EL Motherboard

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