I ran a load of clothes the other day and later checked on it to find it at the end of the cycle with water in the unit. I opened up the bottom panel to find the belt had broken.
I replaced the belt last night and ran it through another cycle to find out that it does not drain the water during the spin cycle. It starts spinning fast with water in it and does not drain the water out the release hose.
I took the hose completely out and made sure it was 100% clear by putting a wet/dry vacuum on it. I also hooked the vacuum up to the pump to make sure nothing was impeding its flow.
I started another cycle and it still began to spin and not drain. I lowered the release hose and the water began to drain.
Does this sound like the pump is going out or perhaps a switch is not triggering the pump to drain the water? How do I check this?
I have a Maytag Model LA 5910 (about 12 years old. The water will not drain out of it, although the agitator spins (which means, I assume that the motor is working. There was a burnt smell.
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you may have a pump not working correctly or the spin cycle is not coming up to proper speed or a control board failing .
1st off lets look at the unit after you have ran a load are the clothes still wet or damp ?
so lets check the water with out a load of clothes in it and lets see what happens when it goes to a drain cycle and i think your machine should have a rinse and drain cycle ? does it pump the water out quickly . im betting it does not at the bottom there is a access panel for service behind this door you will find a pump with a clean out filter after making sure you have as much water out of the unit and before you take the filter out of the pump . be sure to have some towels and a bucket as there will be water that will come out of the outer tub and it will end up on your floor . after you have gotten this far check the filter and see what may be in it pens coins socks lots of things end up there when pockets do not get cleaned out .and a pump could also be failing .
if you still have the problem you may want to consider calling your local servicer to take care of the matter
The clothes are wet after spinningWhen the clothes are wet at the end of a cycle, check these:Motor couplerSpin cycleSiphoningWater-inlet valveMotor couplerTo test the motor coupler, re-start the washer in its spin cycle. Let the machine run for a minute, and then open the lid and notice whether the tub is spinning: If it's spinning when you lift the lid, the coupler is fine. If it isn't spinning--and your machine was produced by Whirlpool®--you may have a broken coupler. Many Whirlpool-made washers use a small, relatively inexpensive device called a motor coupling. This plastic-and-rubber component is mounted to the shaft of the motor on one side, and to the transmission on the other. Over time, the coupler wears out and fails. When that happens, you need to replace it completely.Spin cycleIf the washer doesn't reach its proper spin speed, the clothes may be too wet at the end of a cycle. Check to be sure the load is properly balanced and run a spin cycle again. If the clothes are still wet, you may have a worn or loose belt (Maytag®), a worn clutch (GE®/Hotpoint®), or a worn motor pulley or tub bearing. Replace the applicable component. Alternatively, there could be clothes caught between the inner and outer tubs. Read the "It spins but won't pump" section of the "It won't drain" section. Also, there could be other things that cause friction on the drive train. Seek the assistance of a qualified appliance repair technician.SiphoningIf the water that pumps from the machine goes right back into the machine after the spin cycle, it may be because your washer is siphoning the water from a laundry tub with a slow drain, back into the washer. Try to improve the draining of the laundry tub. (Is there something stuck in the drain?) Also, be sure the drain hose doesn't reach more than about 4 inches into the laundry tub. If it does, cut off the excess.Water-inlet valveWater-inlet valves eventually fail. One problem that may develop with a water-inlet valve is that it can no longer completely shut off when the electricity is turned off to it. Then, the valve may leak and drip water into the clothes tub--you may notice that your washer has water in it when you haven't used it for a few days. To fix this, replace the valve.
Sounds very similar to having something such as a sock or small article of clothing that is too large to be sucked down the drain hose into the pump. So what happens is it hangs around between the inner and outer drums and sometimes gets itself lodged over the drum drain hole, and can allow water to be centrifically flung over the top of the drum. Most times when the spin cycle stops, the article of clothing will dislodge and float around inside the drum only to do it again later.... If you can remove the top of the machine, you can usually see the gap between the two drums and use a piece of coathanger wire with a small hook on the end and "go fishing in the area between the two drums and close to the drain hole location... bet you'll find something in there... Let me know how it goes... and if I can help .. ken
water pump blocked with nylon stuffing from old pillow.removed front panel from hinges under the lid. water pump at the right hand corner removed hose then removed 2 cups of nylon threads and stuffing forced into pumps small openings where it was compacted to a solid mass.
Check and ensure that the tubes and passages to the water level pressure sensor are not blocked by caked detergent, lint , etc. ( this may have caused the water overflow in the first place) clean up the internal parts that are wetted by the overflow.
clean the door lock mechanism. ( this normally works on a temperature delay mechanism, if cleaning does not work, replace)
all the above done with the power unplugged and water inlets unplugged , of course