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Impeller - whirlpool duet front load

The impeller and shaft slip out about 1/2 inch from motor housing and stops pumping water. I can push it back in but it slips back out before a wash cycle can finish . Do I need a new pump motor ?

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Youll def need to replace the drain pump assy part number 280170

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yes it should run continuosly,(at least untill the water level drops.) a more common instance withthis machine is that the drain line is blocked/restricted, or somethingis ninthe pump housing. it is even possible hat the pump impeller has dislodged from the housing and although it sounds as if its "pumping" its moving no water..usually in htis case your able to open the filter assembly and "pushback on hte impeller(normal impeller will not ,ove back" however if it was dislodged it will have foward play.i would even blow out the drain hose form the pump to the drain standpipe, just in case.
F02 is def a long pump out time and no ther ewill be no high speed spin with water in unit(or if it thinks thers water in unit)

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