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Where is the pump on a whirlpool make washing machine?

A red light is on the machine saying to check the pump!it wont drain or spin clothes and i was wondering where abouts is the pump on this make of machine?

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  • pointer12000 Dec 25, 2008

    Sometimes it seems to not complete the spin cycle,the cloths are still wet.Another thing we noticed was that sometimes my wife will go to start a load and notice there is a significant amount of water standing in the tub.Any suggestions? Thank you,Alex

  • Sean112 May 11, 2010

    the whirlpool will say pump by default error code, however the problem is that the drain filter needs to be cleaned. thank you for using fixya

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Remove the panel on the front bottom of your unit. it is the only panel you will see. Inside you will see a white pump unit with a cap that can be unscrewed. Once you remove it, water will drain all over so make sure you have something to catch it in and you will also get allot of junk out with the water. I found nails, money and other items when I cleaned mine out.

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