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Drum won't empty

Pump is epmtying 'some water' (to level allowing door to open)...filter is cleared..drain and hose are clear because all water can be removed by dropping below drum level..

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  • solidsilver Dec 18, 2008

    water stays in the drum, then starts spin cycle



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Check drum something may be caught on heater not allowing water through quick enough, take sump hose off and look onto drum.

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I have a Bosch Logixx 8 1200 When i turn it on it bleeps and f 37 comes on but it is in a warm dry kitchen, the door won't lock, when I hit the temperature button twice the frost light appears ?

this a problem water level switch
Remove the air hose from the water level switch, and blow into the hose,as hard as possible, to clear any debris that may have accumulated in the hose.

Remove the lower panel, and remove the filter from the drain pump and check and clear any debris from the filter and the interior of the pump, and hoses.

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Miele W1613 Drain fault and code F51

My machine limped along for a few weeks with an intermittent drain fault and then threw in code F51 occasionally. The F51 code is a water inlet fault, suggesting that water isn't filling the drum to the correct level. Clearly the first thing you need to do with these faults is check the obvious.

Drain fault:
Is the drain hose and drain filter clear?
Does the pump sound like it's running?
Is water actually being emptied?
Is inlet water pressure ok?
Is the inlet water filter clear?
Is water actually filling the drum?

In my case there was no suggestion of an obvious fault. So what makes the machine think there's a problem with water entering AND leaving the drum? It's the water level pressure sensor. The sensor itself is at the top of the machine, but a pipe connects it (via a small plastic chamber) to the very bottom of the tub. Water entering the tub rises in the pipe, thereby altering the pressure of trapped air and telling the machine when to stop filling or draining.
After dismantling the machine and removing the big hose connecting the bottom of the tub to the pump the sensor pipe is visible through the hose hole, which is quite large. So this pipe is in a good spot for collecting gunge and if it gets blocked it's a problem. Clean it out with an old toothbrush or whatever, while trying not to push it further up the pipe.
You should get some compensation for this effort when you empty the coins out of the hose you removed!
So I said 'after dismantling the machine' like it was child's play. It is pretty easy actually.

Open the door. Disconnect power.
Start with the lid. Two screws at rear, one each side under screw covers. Grip lid at front and lift up. It can be a bit stuck so give it a tug.
Remove powder draw.
Lift control panel away from front panel and lay on top of machine. You don't need to disconnect anything. Now you'll see the top of the sensor pipe.
Remove drain filter to empty any water in the bottom hose.
Remove - two screws at the top of the front panel, two screws either side of the door lock, one screw just below the door.
Lift the front panel off of the retaining pegs and pull away as far as the door seal will allow. Pulling away the top of the sensor pipe gives a bit more movement.
Now you can either remove the door seal and take off the front panel, or do as I did, which is just move it slightly to the side, giving access to the screws of the left hand side panel. Remove all screws for the left panel and it's easy to get off.
Now you have good access to the pump and bottom hose. The bottom hose has two clips on the tub end, but only the top clip needs loosening to remove from the tub.
Remember to mop up any water from the bottom tray when finished or you'll get a flood fault.

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My washer spin and unlock button starting flashing and when I try to unlock the washer, it won't let me. I have a feeling the load was off balance. What can I do to unlock it?

Access the drain hose and get the end to ground level in a bowl. Empty any water. Clear filter and make sure drain pump is free. Door will now open

May 19, 2012 | Maytag Neptune FAV6800AW Top Load Washer

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My bosch maxx stops mid cycle and the spiral icon that represents spin starts flashing. Its seems that it can not drain or spin yet the drum rotates when washing. Now i have washing stuck and i can not...

This is almost certainly a simple problem with your empty pump filter being clogged. Without knowing the model I can't be certain, but I would suggest that the empty cycle is timed and if it can't get all the water out in time because the filter is blocked and slowing the empty down, then it will fail safe and won't step on to the final spin cycle with excess water in the drum. While it's trying to get the water evacuated, you will probably see the machine doing a slow tumble for up to 8 minutes and you may also hear the empty pump running too.
You need to locate and clean the filter. Depending on the model, there is probably a round filter cap on the front of the machine at the bottom (It may be behind a small door or hidden behind a clip on panel on the bottom) Many models of this design also have a small hose to the right of the filter cap that you can pull out, remove a plug from and drain off any water in the filter before you remove the filter and get your floor wet, so take a look for this before you remove the filter and get soaked.

In the event that this doesn't work and you just want to get your washing out, you will find that turning the machine off at the wall for 20 minutes will reset it and allow you to open the door (With the power still off). IF THERE IS WATER ABOVE THE LEVEL OF THE BOTTOM OF THE DOOR, then pull the machine out and (With some help, because it's heavy!) Tip the machine backwards at about a 45 degree angle, so that the water line falls below the door before you open it.

If the above doesn

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GE washer (Model wcsr2080B4ww) will not drain or spin. The hose is clear and the "door switch" makes an audilbe click, so I assume it is still working

This is simply a problem with your empty pump filter being clogged. The empty cycle is timed and if it can't get all the water out in time because the filter is blocked and slowing the empty down, then it will fail safe and won't step on to the final spin cycle with excess water in the drum.
You need to locate and clean the filter. Depending on the model (not familiar which with the model you mention) there is probably a round filter cap on the front of the machine at the bottom (It may be behind a small door or hidden behind a clip on panel on the bottom)

Jul 04, 2011 | Washing Machines

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Water overflowing and not cutting off.

The water overflowing problem could be one of three possible problems.
Water fill valve
Pressure level switch
Hose coming from the drum to the pressure switch.
Here is an easy way to check all three.
While the machine is on with water filling up quickly unplug. If water is still going in then replace the water filler valve. (In 20 years i only seen this happen once!)
Open the top panel so you can get to the water level switch. There will be a hose hookup to it.
Make sure there is water in the drum in this test. Disconnect the hose from the level switch. (you can turn off machine for this test) Blow thru the hose and notice if you hear bubbles going in the drum/water. If you do then good. If you dont then the problem was the hose came off the drum. Make sure it is securely attached because sometimes when it spins it might come off. If you do hear bubbles then blow again, pinch hose. Then reconnect to the pressure switch. You create air to the pressure switch. It should now shut the water off at the lowest setting. if it still doesnt shut off replace the pressure level switch. Sometimes i do this trick and it starts working.

this is alot of info, if you need clarifying let me know, i am slowly getting better explaining but will get better later thanks hope this was helpful

Mar 31, 2010 | Washing Machines

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Have a AML 125 front loader which is flashing three lights at us: The lock light flashing very fast plus Rapid and 1200-600 lights flashing. When we power up and close the door it starts doing this and...

Top 10 frontload washer problems

1)Water fill problem: water took more than 10 minutes to fill to desired level sometimes indicated as a LF/IE or long fill/inlet error. Water valve screens clogged, hoses kinked, low water pressure, unpaid water bill. Check hose, clean screens.
2)Excessive vibration: noisey,roar, knocking noises. Bad damper,bearing or broken trunnion. no error code
3)Dispenser drawer open/detergent in wrong compartment: washer will not operate with drawer open or cleaning products in wrong compartment.
4)Washer won't drain: clogged pump/filter, slow or clogged drain usually indicated as a LD/DE, if a code is given (long drain/drain error) Clear pump of objects
5)Drum overfilled: usually caused by sediment in the water level pressure sensing tube going up to the main control.Find it and blow out the sediment, re-secure pump out water and retry.
6)Door open, Door not latched, clothes/objects keeping door from completely closing. Tighten door latch, add washers if nessisary to make good contact and close door tighter in case of leaks.Note some models send a signal to the motor and another to the control letting both know the door is secure before proceeding, corrosion gets into the lid lock and the door can be locked and the control is ready but the motor ain't getting the message.
7)Cold water does not enter washer: hoses connected backwards. Oops.
8)Oversudsing: Wrong Detergent, too much detergent, detergent in wrong dispensing drawer, turbidity monitors pick up particles in the water and judge soil content then the washer allows for extra time to wash the clothes, if the wrong detergent is in there the machine thinks that is too much and declares a suds error. On some models a suds detect is determined by the motor over amping, most machines will try a few mini loads to correct the problem. Remove detergent, retry
9)Locked motor: error LE,loose connection,broken wire/hallsensor, motor overheated/failed.
10)Water heating error, hE, the thermister/heater is out.

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F02 problem. Took drain hose and cleaned that out but it didnt help. Is there another spot to clean out?

if the pressure switch detects either water or suds, it commands the drain pump to continue. After 8 or so minutes, if it's still detecting water or suds, the F02 error is displayed.

try the following :
1. Check Wire Harness connections -
2. Check Drain pump. , as water drains at a rapid rate
3. Check Drain pump motor - , as water drains at a rapid rate
4. Check that the Drain hose and Drain Pump Filter is clear of
foreign objects. – , run a cable through both hose assemblies (exterior and interior) and to check if blocked.
5. Check the CCU –.
6. check for kinks in the hoses, and the height of the pump if beyond what the manual recommends.

if okay then check the Pressure Switch if stuck then run many Rinse and Normal cycles with no detergent and if you still get this F02 error. checked the state of the Pressure Switch’s Empty and Level 1 contacts which intermittently reported correct water level condition (EMPTY and Level 1). In all cases is contacts 11 and 14 (SUDS) continuously made (connected) irrespective of water level, rinse conditions and the use of no detergent.

Iremove the pressure switch and test it by blowing into the inlet and check to hear the switch click, test the switch
blew into the pressure switch hose to clear the blockage,

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Washer won't spin and drain

Sounds like your drain poump is failing. It's spinning lighter loads but not able to take a full load. I woule definately replace the drain pump,

Feb 28, 2009 | Frigidaire Washing Machines

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Zanussi ZWF1437W E23

E23 indicates Drain pump faulty; Wiring faulty; PCB faulty.

The service information also says it should stop with the door open.

Unplug the appliance and manually remove the water via the filter or front drain point if it's fitted.

Drain it into a shallow dish, tighten the filter when you need to stop the water (or plug the hose if draining via a hose) while you empty the container.

Once empty, try the door again.

Take the filter out and clean out any debris in it.

Plug the appliance in and put the machine on a drain programe.

Listen/look at the open filter to check that the drain pump is running.

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