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Makes a grinding noise when the draining cycle starts.

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  • conniebabine Oct 06, 2008

    Its an affinity front loader. Gives the error code e10 and when it does make it through the wash cycle and starts to drain, it gets so loud you can hear it outside. From other things I have read it sound like the pump. I hate this washer. paid a billion bucks for it and nothing but problems. nest time i will buy the most basic, cheapest washer.

  • Jeff Rockwell
    Jeff Rockwell May 11, 2010

    Okay...it does sound like you have something caught in the drain pump. I STILL need a model number in order to confirm how this washer is constructed. Is this a front loader or top loader?



    PS I agree with you...most of the simple model washers I've worked on last much longer...

  • Jeff Rockwell
    Jeff Rockwell May 11, 2010

    Is this a fron loader, or a top loader? What is your model number? This information would be a great help in being able to determine a cause of your problem.

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I guess I should have read your last post a littel more clearly...sorry. Front loader it is. Yes, this is a very common problem for front loading machine machines. More than likely something is caught in your drain pump. The following link explains how to check it:

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

I know the link is for a Whilpool model, but the process and theory are still the same. If you leave the washer in its current state and continue to run it, you may cause irrepairable damage to the pump. It doesn't take much to damage the small motor and impeller. I hope you find this information helpful. Please let me know if you require additional assistance.

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