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Will not drain

My frontloader will not drain. it has standing water in it. when i put it on the drain cycle it gives me a little bit of water thenclicks to the drain cycle and nothing happens. it makes a humming sound. the hose is not cloged. i removed the front cover and opened the white drain plug in front and cleaned that out. still does not work. the tub does spin throgh all this.

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  • tbone446 Dec 19, 2008

    how do i test the drain pump? is ther a way to test the timer?

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If the drain lines are clear, test the drain pump, and see that drain pump is not clogged by removing it and cleaning.

If the drain pump is fine, then it is probably a defective control timer.

You can find machine diagrams and replacement parts by entering model number here.

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