Washer makes a buzzing sound even when not in use. When I try to start a wash cycle, it will try to fill with water but cannot because it will be simutaneously draining while filling. I unplugged it and left it for about 20 minutes and when I plugged it back in it was the same thing. I tried to reset it, it didn't fix the problem. I pulled out the drain hose and put it back on, it didn't fix the problem. I am no repairwoman but it looks like it is stuck on rinse/drain. I am assuming this might be the timer? Should i try to install a new timer or should i just get another used one out of the paper? Also, is it worth it to have a repairman fix it or should i try to do it myself? I could always get another one for $50 but I don't like the idea of having to pick it up, move both of them, not to mention having to put mine in a landfill. any ideas????
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Re: Washer wont stop draining
Hi. thanks for the question .does the drain hose go down a long pipe, to drain the water out. your drain hose must be 36 inches from the floor or it will fill & drain at the same time. check this. the appliance doc
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If it doesn't drain the water after the wash cycle and the sound is more like a buzz then the first thing that I suggest you check is the lid switch. If the lid switch is damaged then the machine will not pump the wash cycle water out and it will not go into the subsequent cycles. The "grinding" or buzzing sound can be caused by an intermittent signal reaching relay switches or solenoids.
raise the main drain hose to the top of the back control head. there may be a problem with the main hose being to low and the water is gravity siphoning out of the washer.make sure the washer is off when you lift the hose up but do not remove it from the wall,you should here water drain out once it has stopped draining restart you machine and it should fill to the proper level and quit then go into your wash cycle
The electric motor my have failed or a part called a capacitor could be the problem?
The capacitor is part of the starting circuit of the electric motor, if this fails the motor will not start therefore the washing machine won't spin or agitate.
When the washer initially fills for the wash, is it only hot water entering the drum? Try switching the water temperature between hot and cold as it fills. If any of them show little or no water getting through, it sounds too easy but check to make sure water supply taps are on, and that the cold/hot fill hoses aren't reversed. Remove the fill hoses and check any of the screen filters for blockage (in the hoses and in the inlet water valve). When the machine stops and waits to fill but all you hear is a hum, it sounds like there is power going to the valve but water is not able to get through it. Good luck!