Hi there, We recently had our ASKO D3250 break down. Specifically, it does not pump water through the cycle, tho it does turn itself on. Unfortunately we think the problem occured when someone in our offices placed a plate with a partially eaten burrito IN the dishwasher and ran it! I KNOW!!! Please let us know what we can do. We have already had our building maintenance guy clean out the drains and filters.
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I recently had this same problem. There is a spinning wheel inside the pump that has likely detached from the motor. Upon removing the back of the unit, you will see a water pump on the bottom left of the unit. There are three screws attaching the pump to the rest of the assembly, remove the screws and detach the motor, out should pop out a red spinning wheel. I Gorilla glued mine back on, and it sounds better than before the grinding noise.
Air-gap device -The air gap is a small device found on most washers that prevents the wash water from being siphoned into the household water supply. It's located either mid-way along or at the end of the black rubber hose that comes from the water-inlet valve. Often it's made of translucent plastic. If one of the air-gap components deforms or cracks, you may need to replace it.
The tube -There's a rubber tube that runs between the water-inlet valve and either the air-gap or the inlet spout. If it cracks or breaks, it can cause a leak.
Inlet spout -Most washers have a plastic spout near the top of the main clothes tub that directs the water into the tub. If the spout cracks or breaks free of its mounting, it can cause a leak.
Based on your description, " strange grinding noise while in the spin cycle. The water drained, but the noise is not normal. Is there an issue with the pump?" it could very well be just a clogged pump insert/filter.
It's not very difficult to check on the 8005 Asko though, you'll first need to remove the panel beneath the door...it should just pull forward and off.
**Unplug the washer before servicing the unit though...safety first**You may also need to have a wet-dry shop vacuum or plenty of towels as there will be quite a bit of water present.
Carefully remove the filter from the pump by turning it ( slowly to allow water out gradual )...the issue with these Asko pump inserts/filters is they can get so clogged up they are stuck and difficult to remove...
these can become clogged with items such as coins, hair-pins etc. that can actually damage the part, thus causing a "grinding noise" or the like.
Once the filter is removed check the pump thoroughly as well as the hoses to rule out any other possible blockage.
Unfortunately once they are clogged to an extreme degree removing the filter by normal means becomes difficult or impossible without breaking it as I alluded to.
The image I attached above is an example of a pump I had to remove and disassemble to clean it out so the filter could be removed/unscrewed, hence the need for the "worm-gear" clamps had to be used to replace the original "one-time" clamps.
If you indeed break this part during your attempts to remove it, a replacement is available, Asko original part # 88 010 69 and available at on-line retailer "repairclinic.com" for about $25-$30USD.
Let me know how you make out or if you require further assistance. Ultimately the drain pump itself could be faulty, or it could be the main motor brushes causing the noise...that can be ruled out or confirmed by running a spin cycle with the drain pump disconnected, but I'd certainly check for obstructions first.
The "F3" for Asko washer`s indicates a problem occurred during pump out or specifically with the pump.
Based on your description of the unit being "full of soapy water" I suspect you have the wrong detergent or too much in the machine. These Asko ( any front load for that matter and some hi efficient top load`s recently ) must be used with lo-sudsing detergent`s only, also known as "H-E" detergent. If the manufacturer`s recommendation to use only "H-E" is not followed the unit will not function properly. ( "H-E" detergent`s do not use nearly as much "soap" as an additive in the detergent thus there should be no or very little suds present with the proper amount, always use half or a third of what is recommended on the detergent container, after all, they are in the business of selling detergent. The more you use is a benefit to them and of little to no consequences...except to you the consumer ) Some symptom`s include not allowing the pump to drain the unit properly, hence creating an error code such as "F3".
You may be able to remedy the error by way of removing the item`s of clothing, add some white vinegar ( this will help neutralize the suds ) and run the washer thru a short wash or rinse cycle. You may need to repeat this procedure to wash away excessive soap buildup in the machine.
You may also need to prewash clothing previously washed with regular detergent or in top load machines to minimize sudsing as well. This is something I suggest to all my customer`s who are new to the front load world.
If this does not remedy the problem and in fact the unit just won`t drain, check the pump for any obstructions in the filter insert/pin trap.
Here`s how to check...
**1. Turn off the power to the machine. 2. Using a flathead screwdriver or similar item, gently pry open the drain pump cover if present on your model. 3. There is always a small amount of water in the drain pump area. Before you open the drain cover, place a shallow container, such as a pie pan, on the floor below the drain to catch the water. 4. Pull the small black drain hose loose from its position on the door cover and let the water drain into the pan. 5. Twist the pin trap cover counterclockwise and lift it out. 6. You can now clean out any grit or small objects. You should also clean the pump rotor at the back of the pump housing. 7. Replace the drain cover and return the drain hose to its position on the door.**
These are common issue`s to look for with Asko, or as I alluded to prior any front load machine. You may want to consider calling in an authorized Askoservicer if you are not completely comfortable with any of these suggestions or performing these procedures.
( I don`t know why my font changed nor how to change it back ,sorry not my computer right now it`s a netbook lol )
Hope this help`s solve your problem. If so please take a moment to rate the info I provided. If not let me know if I can assist you further.
Thank you for visiting "fixya" for you Asko inquiries.
My Asko 11505 washer fills only a little water then shuts off. If I drain the washer with the drain hose from under the machine, then the machine will start up and fill enough water to fill the hose again, then shut off.
Hi, I am the new owner of a used Asko
Cylinda 10504. The last owner briefly demonstrated
the washer starting a wash cycle and entering the agitation cycle of the wash
before stopping and pumping the water out and spinning in a final end
cycle.I bought it.I had the machine installed turned it
on and cannot get it to go through the wash cycle.After starting at #1 it goes through a perpetual spin cycle
of sorts--water and soap soaking the drum and laundry but not enough water to
fill up half way or less.It stops
at number 4 on the program knob sits on a red dot (next to the #4) and does
nothing.I then manually move it
to the next cycle and it repeats the spin cycle again until I have advanced the
program to the end.No wash cycle
no rinse cycle.Nothing.When it advances to the red dot I wait
for at least 5 minutes before manually advancing the knob.The instructions say that I should get
the water pumped out by turning the program knob to #7 or #9 but in both cases
it just spins and does no empty or finish in the end spin cycle of several (9?)
minutes.Nothing but banging and
spinning.The water seems to get
into the drum as well as the detergent but nothing else is happening. No mater where I start the program it
spins and sloshes soapy water, pumping almost nothing out. Any suggestions short of putting it on
the curb or paying a kings ransom to fly a tech out to look at it? MY GUESS. It seems that it is repeating the same
brief cycle over and over.During
the move to my house the electronics re set(??!?!?) and now need to be set to
the normal mode after being re connected? Can you help? Blessings, Douglas
it is probably the belt, take off the back of the machine and look at the black rubber belt that spins the cleaning drum. The belts break after about 5 years, you can get a replacement belt at you local Asko dealer, I recall that is was pretty easy to change, like doing a bike chain, Talk to you Asko dealer about how to change it.
I had the same problem with my unit.The manual tells you to disconnect the water intake at the machine and clean the screen.This wasn't my problem because as you said the problem doesn't occur until the Rinse cycle which means there is water supply to start the Wash cycle. From the back of the unit, remove the three screws and take of the lid.You'll notice that there are three separate motors do pump water inside the machine at the water intake.When standing in front of the machine, the motor on the right controls the rinse cycle.I connected an AC volt meter to that pump and started the rinse cycle.240v showed up at the pump, but the water flow was poor.I simply squished up and down the rubber hose connecting this motor to the detergent unit and was unable to free the clog and water began to flow.