A pipe burst in my basement and filled the drum with about 4 inches of water. The machine makes a noise when I attempt to start it, but it won't turn on. How expensive is this going to be? Is there anything short of a new dryer or big bucks to fix it that I can do?
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Re: Water in Drum...No Longer Working
I suspect that the motor has seized with the ingress of water, and will probably require new one fitting
Likely to be expensive. You should not really be trying to use it if it has had water in it until you have it checked for electrical safety.
Does not your household insurance cover you for burst water pipes and the resulting damage caused by this event?
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its clearly trying to empty the drum of water maybe there's a blockage problem in the outlet water hose as the machine cant advance till the water censor switch tells the programmer that the machine is ready to fill by being empty first please blow into the water outlet pipe to perhaps clear the blockage eric
1. Empty the drum via the filter / trap at the front (there is sometimes a drain pipe near the filter - otherwise be prepared to use lots of towels to soak up the water).
2. Check / clean the filter.
3. Ensure that the drainage pipe is not blocked.
4. Check that the pipe from the pump to the waste water pipe is not kinked / blocked.
5. Check that the pipe from the drum to the pump is not blocked.
6. Does the pump sound like it's trying to work? If not, it could be that the pump is dead. Pumps can often become blocked with fluff / slime from the machine.
there is a little hose that runs from the back of the pump up to a pressure switch that contols water level in drum I had a problem similar to this and found hose had split making the drum overfill, replaced hose cured problem
check the drain pipe is not blocked, to empty the machine manualy get a bowl on the floor and lower the drain pipe into it and fill to stop water flow lift pipe up in air and lower to start draining again when empty if pipe not blocked i would suggest a new pump located under the drum and easy to fit
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Usually there is a thin pipe from the bottom of the drum to a pressure switch at the top of the machine. As the machine fills the water goes up the pipe from the drum and increases the air pressure in the pipe to a point where it's enough to switch the switch inside. If the pipe gets blocked with washing powder it will not switch off and the machine will keep filling. The pipe is connected to a sort of flat round box with a few wires on it. If you can take the top or back off the machine you should see it and be able to clean the pipe out yourself.