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Washer spins slowly & won't drain

I think I may have a sock or something stuck in the drain line, but I can't figure out how to open up the front panel to access everything. Once I do open it, how do I locate and remove the item? If it is not a sock or something stuck, what else could it be? I also have some water leaking under the washer. Thanks.

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  • carlos345 Nov 02, 2007

    spins very slow and will not drain,

  • fixall2 Jul 19, 2008

    Had the corigated shim slip out between the pulley and bearing on the pump. Worked it back in place, It lasted a week and then put in a new pump. Now, it won't drain. Just changed the belt. Any new suggestions? Thanks, Mike

  • Anonymous Jul 20, 2008

    I see that another man has reported exactly the same problem I am having I am having on your site. The corrugated shim on the water pump drive pulley is working its way out from its position around between the driveshaft and the drive pulley. I see no way to secure it in its proper place. Is this normally a sign that its time to replace the water pump?
    The other person who reported the same problem on your site said he reseated the corrugated shim and had to replace his pump 1 week later.
    Thanks very much
    JD Rice



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Look at the bottom of the front panel. There on either side is a philips head screw. removing these will release the front panel. the upper part may have spring clips to the top. clearly it is nearly impossible for a sock to get stuck in the pump as the water drains out through all them tiny holes in the drum. look for a broken belt. there should be two of them. the motor is in the left front portion of the washer and is spring loaded to push out from the center.

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