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Frigidaire affinity not draining

Washer turned off, and is still full of water. We removed the laundry in hopes of draining the water out. When you turn the cycle knob, the washer lights come on and then it makes noise till you shut it off. It is a rattling buzz noise. About a week ago we had washed a bathroom carpet and had to remove the lint filter and clean it. But it has run fine since then. Any ideas?

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The problem is that on the infeed side of the pump there is a catch/filter in the Hose/boot that will catch lint and coins (LOTS OF COINS) and will not allow the water to flow through to the pump. This will stop the cycle and prevent the tub from spinning and the basin will not drain.
to fix this turn your washer over and access the pump from the bottom. the boot can be disconnected from the wash basin with a phillips screwdriver, reach in the boot and pull out the plastic catch and empty the debri, reinstall the the catch after cleaning it and put the boot back on. Set your machine back upright and conncet all the hoses and plug it in. It should work. This is a easy job but it will take an hour or so.

Posted on Sep 26, 2008

We did get the problem fixed. We had missed part of the mess that the rug had left and the motor became to dry to spin. Therefore, it was starting to burn out. My Dad came over and pushed his finger up in to finish cleaning the clog out and then jump started the motor by spinning it manually with his finger a couple of times to re-lubricate. Then it started spinning and is now working fine. Thanks Dad!

Posted on Sep 26, 2008

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