I am sure the pump strainer is plugged. How do I get the front cover off to gain access to the pump. There is a little access door at the bottom that covers a galvanized sheet metal plate with a small whole in front of the pump. How do I either remove the galvanized sheet metal piece, or remove the front cover? I have removed the screws holding the cover in place (with the door) and it is loose, but I cannot it get it free of the plastic control panel.
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Are you talking about impact sensors? Two are located on front right and left frame support. They are accessible from the bottom but its easier to take the bumper off to gain easy access to them. Another two are locates on bottom of B pillar around the area where the driver and passenger seatbelt tensioners are. You have to remove the door seals and plastic cover of the B pillar to gain access to them. Last two are mounted below C pillar behind the seat back cover. You have to remove cushion and back piece to gain access to them. Some people say there are versions without the sensors under C pillar tho, but I worked on one that had those sensors.
Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
Relieve the fuel system pressure.
Drain the fuel tank.
Remove or disconnect the following:
When removing the fuel sender from the tank, the reservoir bucket is full of fuel. Use caution in containing the fuel.
Note the direction the strainer is pointing.
Negative battery cableSpare tire and jackTrunk liningFuel sender access panelSender and quick connect fittings from the senderElectrical connector from the sender and position harness and hoses aside
Sender retaining ringSender and take note of its positionFuel sender O-ring and discard it
Strainer from the pump by pulling it down and twistingPump electrical wires and hosesPump assembly out of the rubber connectors
Transfer any insulators and grommets from the old pump to the new one.
Connect the pump to the fuel hose and tilt the bottom of the pump into the mounting bracket.
Install or connect the following:
New strainer on the pump so it points in the same direction as noted during removalElectrical connectors and fuel lines to the pumpNew O-ring on top of the fuel tankFuel sender assembly into the tankLockringFuel line quick connectorsSender electrical connectorFuel sender access coverTrunk linerSpare tire and jack
there are more possible reasons for a no start than you have listed, but we will go with this, as I am sure you have your reasons...the bench bottom seat just lifts off after you push the front-bottom back (hard) on each side and lift-once you remove the bottom, you remove the carpet to gain access to the cutout (covered) door for the fuel pump.. It has a large plastic ring that holds the assembly in place in the gas tank, you use a large flat bladed object and tap the ring, counterclockwise, untill the ring is off-then, remove the hoses, harness and any other attachments, and gently remove the fuel pump and sender unit from the tank.
F3 indicates a problem with the drain pump.
At the bottom left of the machine, theres a square cut-out. This is where the drain pump is located. Using a flat head screwdriver or similar object, insert in opening on right side and gently pry open the drain pump cover.
Once the cover has been opened, be careful when opening the drain pump, as there is always a little water left in the drain pump. Before you open the drain pump, place a small container on the floor below the drain to catch the water. Pull the small black hose from the door and let the water drain into the container. You can now open the drain pump to clean it out. Also clean the pump rotor at the back of the pump housing. Replace the drain cover and reconnect the drain hose securely back to its position on the door. Close the cover.
F4 indicates a problem with the water inlet valve.
Make sure the water supply is fully turned on. If no water enters the machine, then turn water supply off. Disconnect the hoses from the water inlet valve to see if the strainer in the inlet connection is blocked. Reconnect the hoses and turn on water supply. Hopefully this solves your problem.
Most odor problems can be traced to mildew or mold in the creases and folds of the bellows seal and the pump strainer. This is the seal that you see when the door is opened and connects to the drum.
There are chemicals available that can be placed in the washer. I've seen them advertised on YouTube (type in smelly washer), but I cannot vouch for them.
Some people report that they have been advised to leave the door open when the washer is not in use, and I've seen others recommend Tilex.
What works best, in my opinion is a thorough cleaning, including the strainer. Here's how:
Gain access to the strainer. It is located behind the front panel, at the bottom. The strainer is in-line between the drum and the pump, and is connected to the drum with a rubber hose. Open and clean the strainer. Look up into the pump cavity and remove/kill any debris in there as well. Reassemble the strainer, putting a spray of silicone on the "O" ring and threads. Wipe down the bellows seal with a solution of bleach and soapy water, getting all of the grooves and nooks wetted. Let it sit for 5 minutes, and wipe it again. Pour 1 cup of bleach in the washer. Fill the dispensers (detergent, bleach and softener) with bleach. Run a "sanitary" extended cycle with the hottest water on the wash cycle and rinse cycle. When this cycle is completed, run another cycle to flush all bleach residue out. Clean the seal with the bleach/soapy water 1X/week, or as your nose tells you.
Hope that you have found this to be helpful.
Best regards, --W/D--
You most likely need to clean your pump filter and the drain hose next to it. Both are located on the lower left section of the washer's front side. There is a door (cover cap) you need to simply pull open to gain access to the two items I mentioned. The cleaning process is available in your owner's manual - in the maintenance section.
remove screws (several... front, bottom.. door handle pocket (covered by round plastic button), door handle (behind. remove tweeter speaker assy (upper front corner). Interior panel pops out to gain access to whatever is behind it. That's it. Anything else?
You should not need to remove anything to check and clean pump filter.
Open the filter door at the bottom right front of washer, there you will see the pump filter cover, unscrew the filter anti-clockwise, and remove the filter, and clean same.
With the filter out, you will see the filter housing, which is fastened directly on to the pump, have a good look inside the housing, and see if anything is stuck in there.
Refit filter, and test.
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I removed mine like this: Unplug the washer. There are 3 torx head screws that hold the bottom panel on. I propped the front feet of the washer up to get access.
I think I am going to have to buy a new pump... mine is noisy running even apart from the housing.