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Washer will NOT drain

My washer fills up with water and goes through the cycles, but the water does NOT drain. What do I do?

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Your pump is clogged or not spinning. First of all "yes" washing machines do eat socks (mostly left ones). They will almost always end up in the pump or in the line leading up to it. To get to the pump you will have to remove the two screws on either side of the control unit (sometimes cleverly hidden behind trim pieces). Then take the two brass colored clamps out. Unplug the lid switch wire harness (in the middle, slightly to the right). Then pull the entire body toward you to remove. The pump is on the very bottom, front usually grey or white. Two clips hold it in. Be careful when taking the hoses off, these are the only things holding back all that water. Pull the sock out or replace the pump. Sometimes the pump is incredibly hard to get off the motor, use your imagination and muscle, just don't damage yourself or the rest of the machine. Reassemble the same way you took it apart, don't forget to plug the lid switch back in. If you get lost or need more help, just let me know. Good luck.

Posted on Jan 29, 2009

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