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Washer will not drain

My washer will fill up with water but will not drain. I have cleaned out the hoses attached to the pump & it worked correctly for a few times, but now it's not draining again. Any help would be great.

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  • Anonymous Feb 15, 2009

    We are having the same problems We put a new pump and it still doesn't drain or spin.

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In my case the water pump was not working and checking the wiring I found that the power cables of the the water pump had been broken by Rats.

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Did you ever get your problem fixed...cause we are now having the same problem.....will not drain....will not even go into the spin cycle to drain....can you help

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The black hose that drains the water out has come off and draining water straight out as it fills. I cannot for the life of me figure out where it connects to. Any help would be great!


The black discharge hose (the J shaped one) is connected to the output side of the discharge pump inside the washer. It's likely the hose has come off.
  • first, unplug the washer.
  • Shut off the hot and cold water faucets to the washer.
  • Pull the washer away so you have access to the back.
  • Remove screws holding the back panel in place.
  • Remove panel.
  • Examine the hose where it attaches to the pump. Look for cracks, holes or broken ends.
  • Examine the clamp attaching the hose. Is it broken or worn?
  • Replace any of the above hoses and/or clamps if faulty with hardware comparable with your model. Re-assemble in reverse sequence of dis-assembly.
  • Attach hot/cold water lines.
  • Ensure ALL excess water has been removed before plugging washer in. Ensure ground wire is attached!
  • Plug washer in and start cycle. Examine for leaks.

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What does the IE error code mean? The washer wont drain.


The IE fault code indicates that your washer is not filling properly with water This error code is displayed if the washer is not fully drained within 10 minutes. I will give you troubleshooting tips for both the fill problem and the drain problem.

To troubleshoot a drain problem, follow these steps:

  • Follow the steps on page 17 of your owner's manual to clean the drain pump filter. If you do not have your owner's manual, you can access it on our Manage My Home website.
  • Check your drain hose for kinks or clogs.
  • Make sure that the drain hose is properly installed according to the installation instructions for your washer.

Here are some troubleshooting steps for the filling problem:

  • Make sure that the water valves behind your washer are fully open.
  • Check the filter screens on the inlet valves where your fill hoses connect to the back of the washer. If debris is clogging the screens, remove the screens and thoroughly clean them. Flush the inlet openings thoroughly with water to prevent debris from entering the washer and corrupting the inlet water valves.
  • A drain installation problem can cause siphoning of washer fill water. Make sure that the drain hose is properly installed per the installation guidelines for your washer.

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Repeat problem with FH error code (takes too long for water fill) on Kenmore He4t washer. Already changed flow sensor and level switch. Confirmed washer hoses, screens, and tubes are intact and clean....


FH error indicates that either you have no water coming into the washer, or very little water. Since you can see it filling, the error indicates low flow. A flow meter
in the unit detects if 10.5 gallons fills the tub within 8 minutes; yours must not be. This will turn off the inlet valves and the error code will be displayed. Check the following:

- Make sure you don't have a siphoning problem. This occurs when there is no air gap for the drain line at the standpipe. The standpipe is the drain pipe at the wall where the washer drain line is placed. With no air gap, a vacuum is created, and water will begin to drain from the wash tub prematurely. To prevent this from occurring, follow this advice:

•The standpipe should be 2 inches in diameter to allow a sufficient air gap between the top of the standpipe and the drain hose.
•The standpipe should be a minimum of 34" from the floor, and should not exceed 72 inches in height.
•DO NOT seal the top of the standpipe. Many consumers seal the standpipe in the belief that this will prevent overflows, or get rid of drain odors. This often creates more problems than solutions.
•DO NOT place the drain hose too far down into the pipe. Water stays in the drain trap area of the standpipe. If the end of the drain hose rests in this area, no air gap is created, and this can also cause siphoning. 4 to 6 inches is sufficient.
•The drain hose length must not exceed 10 feet in length. Excessive drain hose length can cause drain problems and back wash.
- Verify Drain Pump operation. Unplug the washer and take the lower panel under the door off by removing the three screws under the bottom edge. With the screws removed, the panel should drop down then come off. If it sticks, tap either side and it should come free. The pump is located directly under the wash tub in the front of the washer. Verify the electrical connections are good and that the pump is running. Open the pump access and remove, once you have all the water drained. Check the drain pump for foreign objects and debris. Check the pump impeller and make sure there's nothing caught in it. Items as small as toothpicks or cotton swabs have been known to stop this pump from working.


- Verify Flow meter operation and that the Pressure Switch hoses are intact and connected properly. Remove the three screws in the top panel along the back of the washer. With the screws removed, the panel should slide back, then, lift off. The flowmeter will be located on the left-hand side of the washer (facing from the front) between the inlet valve and dispenser. It's a small white plastic device with hoses attached. The pressure switch is located on the right-hand side of the washer in the rear. It is a round plastic device with electrical connections and a hose attached. There should be a tech sheet directly behind the panel or attached to one of the interior cabinet walls. Please refer to this sheet to learn how to perform diagnostics, how to locate the components mentioned, and the specific measurements required in determining if the components are good or bad.


"F/H" indicates that either you have no water coming into the washer, or very little water.

If you have NO water coming into the wash tub after 30 seconds the error code is displayed. Check the following:

- Inlet water valve may be clogged. Clean inlet screens if necessary.
- Make sure water taps are on.
- Check inlet hoses for kinks or clogs.

If you HAVE water filling the wash tub, and after 8 minutes, 10.5 gallons of water has been detected by the flowmeter, but there has not been a detected a Pressure Switch trip, the inlet valves are turned off and the error code is displayed. Check the following:

- Make sure you don't have a siphoning problem. Click the following link for instructions: http://www.fixya.com/support/r587481-prevent_washer_siphoning
- Verify Drain Pump operation.
- Verify Flowmeter operation.
- Verify the Pressure Switch hoses are intact and connected properly.

To access the Drain Pump - UNPLUG the washer and take the lower panel under the door off by removing the three screws under the bottom edge. HINT: Propping the front feet of the washer up can make access much easier. I use a couple small blocks of wood. With the screws removed, the panel should drop down then come off. If it sticks, tap either side and it should come free. The pump is located directly under the wash tub in the front of the washer. Verify the electrical connections are good and that the pump is running. If not, click on the following link to check the pump for obstructions:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r385845-checking_drain_pump_in_whirlpool_duet

To access the Flowmeter and Pressure Switch - remove the three screws in the top panel along the back of the washer. With the screws removed, the panel should slide back, then, lift off. The flowmeter will be located on the left-hand side of the washer (facing from the front) between the inlet valve and dispenser. It's a small white plastic device with hoses attached. The pressure switch is located on the right-hand side of the washer in the rear. It is a round plastic device with electrical connections and a hose attached.

There should be a tech sheet directly behind the panel or attached to one of the interior cabinet walls. Please refer to this sheet to learn how to perform diagnostics, how to locate the components mentioned, and the specific measurements required determining if the components are good or bad.

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Water drains back through the fill lines.


THE COLD AND HOT WATER CANT GO BACK IN TO THE WATER VALVE ! NOW IF THE DRAIN WATER COMES BACK IN AFTER DRAIN MODE LEFT DRAIN HOSE UP A FOOT TALLER THIN THE WASHER OR CLEAN YOUR PUMP THIRS A CAP ON THE PUMP YOU CAN REMOVE TO CLEAN . NOW IF THE WASHE IS FILLING UP WITH WATER WHEN ITS OFF THE WATER VALVE IS BAD

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Water will not drain


Hi,

There could be several reasons for washer not to fill .Fill washer with water and wait for the timer to get to the drain mode.Unplug the washer from the electric outlet.Open the case, and disconnect the water hose from the outlet of the water pump.If you get water pouring out from the pump, then plug that up and check the hose to the sewer. If that is clogged, then you have found the problem.Some washers have a self cleaning filter in that hose somewhere. Check that to be sure it is working properly.Reassemble hose from step 3.Plug washer back in. If it pumps out now, then you are done. If it doesn't, then the water pump is probably defective, so replace it.

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Washer will not fill up!


The water is siphoning out as it fills. Your drain hose is too low or has a air block. Remove the drain hose from the drain. Set the washer to fill. Hold the drain hose up higher than the washer. If it fills correctly and starts agitating,correct the drain hose problem.

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Is there a filter for duet sport front washer- 8300SW00?


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If you are having problems with the washer FILLING, there are sediment screens in the water inlet valve. They are located in the connections on the back of the washer where the fill hoses attach. Some hoses also have screens in the ends that need to be checked periodically too. If you live in an area that has hard water, or if you use well water, it is common for these screens to become clogged with debris from time to time. Cleaning with distilled vinegar and cotton swabs can help dissolve rust, sediment and remove any debris. Simply turn off the water supply and remove the hoses form the back of the washer to check.

If you are having problems with the washer DRAINING, there is a clean out trap on the drain pump. You will need to remove the lower panel under to door to access. The drain pump is located directly under the wash tub in the front of the washer. Before you remove the cap on the pump reservoir you will need to place some towels down to catch residual water that will drain from the drain lines (this is normal). If you own a wet/dry shop vac, you can minimize this mess by taking the drain hose form the standpipe at the wall and pulling a vacuum on the line to drain all the water. There's about a gallon of water that remains in the lower tub and drain lines. A shop vac can help prevent you from having to mop up a mess of water. Unscrew the drain cap and pull the trap out and clean. With the trap removed, look inside the pump and make sure you also check the pump impeller. It is common from small items to get lodged in the impeller and restrict water flow.

If this is not what you are talking about, please post back and elaborate a little more so I can understand your problem. If you have any further questions, please let me know. I hope this helps you.

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Frigidaire front washer has power but won't fill up, drain or go through correct cycles


You'll very likely have something caught in your drain pump. First set the washer to drain and spin. If you hear a hum or grinding noise and the water in the tub isn't draining or it's draining slowly you have something in the pump. If you take the rear panel off you'll reveal the drain pump at the right front corner or maybe middle on this model. if you empty all the water from your machine you can take off the spring clamp (this can be tricky) attaching the thick rubber hose from your tub to your drain pump. (you may want to have some old towels ready) With this off you can feel around for what's blocking the drain pump's impeller. You may want to take the screws out that secure the drain pump to the base and the other spring clamp that attaches the drain hose to the drain pump. Good luck!

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