Question about Danby DWM99W Top Load Washer
Thanks so much for your reply to my wife yesterday in regards to our Danby washing machine problem which is pumping water out occasionaly when water is being added to the agitator drum. Further to the problem identifed yesterday, when water is being added on any cycle and the drum gets about one third full it will sometimes start to drain. If the power is disconnected while it is draining the unit still drains until it is empty and you can hear air enter the system and the draining stops. I am wondering if some type of sypioning is happening. The washing machine drain is connected to the drainage pipe which is the same diameter as the washing machine outlet drain( 3/4 "). The connection between the washing machine drain and the drainage pipe is air tight. I would think that the pump would have to start at some point, say one third full?, during the add water cycle to start the water draining to start a sypioning effect.
I have checked for a solenoid valve and can not seem to find one. I have removed the drainage pipe where it leaves the pump assembly. With a flashlight I can see what looks like plastic impellor blades inside the discharge suide of the pump assembly. I can not readily identify a drainage valve or a seperate solenoid. The drainage pump motor seems to be a sealed unit which locks into place with two plastic tabs and has two external magnetic arms which apperar to drive the pump armature which is enclosed in the plastic pump assembly, if this makes any sense. I have removed the pump unit and reinstalled and it is completly sealed and has no exposed wire connections where I can connect a meter. I guess I could strip some insulation off the wiring but I am hesitant at this point.
I would really appreciate any additional advice that you may be able to provide to help fix this problem.
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The pump acts as the drain valve. It sounds like the pump check valve is not working and you will probably have to replace the entire pump. The pump is fairly easy to replace.
Verify that the outlet from the pump goes directly to the drain hose. If so, the only other thing you can do is remove the drain pump and disassemble it to see if something is stuck in there or something. However, this is a more advanced procedure so I would recommend against it. Replace the pump.
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It is so common that the drain leaks in many ways and is the most problematic fault in a washing machine. In all occasions it is important that your observation is most important and so is vital to the identification /rectification and solution. If you have noticed that water has leaked then as the drain hose pump/valve and fittings are located on the underside of the machine it is important that you look for possible leaks here. In some cases the drain hose would be clogged at the drain end to outlet of the house and so there will be back flushing resulting in overflow to the outside. Also the drain pump/valve can be clogged or the drain hose clamps can be loose on the grip which can all cause the leak to occurs. Removing and Cleaning the drain pump/valve, tightening of the hose is also very important. Also water can leak if there is gaps on the front door gaskets and must be checked but this will happen only during the cycle and not on the drain cycle end. You have indicated that the spin was activated to drain off and so the drain exit seems good . Hence I would advice that you check the drain hose fittings and drain pump. Check once again to confirm if this was a program controller malfunction of the cycle. finally keep your machine in slight slant /tilt so that the water drains off fully to the exit valve.
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