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Not draining all the way

Pump runs but the water stays in then the door unlocks and locks and it trys to pump the water out again.

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  • whipd Oct 30, 2008

    I've checked that and the tue was clear. Its like its not sucking it in.

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Http://www.instructables.com/id/GE-Adora-Lint-Filter-Cleanout/?download=pdf

Had the same problem, this fixed it!

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Try unblocking the outflow pipes to the machine. The pump may be trying to pump the water out but the pipe might be blocked with debris i.e. hair/fluff etc... Look under the sink and you will see the outflow pipe attached to the sump (or u-bend) with a bowl or pot handy (because of excess water), take the pipe off of the sump and check for blockages. Then if you can check the u-bend too and see if this help.

Posted on Oct 30, 2008

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    Debs Oct 30, 2008

    It will probably be the pump then. Remove the panel under the door and again with something to catch excess water with (probably a lot), unscrew the filter and pull out, it will probably have loads of debris blocking the pump and causing your problem

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Or press "end of cycle" for over 5 seconds.

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