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Drain pump not getting current

The machine gave an E04 code, and upon examining and cleaning the pump and pipes the machine is still inoperable. There is current from the wall through the motherboard and into the yellow switch located on the side of the machine. There is no current from the yellow switch to the white wires going into the drain pump. The yellow switch test hot and I can hear it clicking when turned on but there is no current to the pump. Is there a bigger problem or is there a reset switch?

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Re: Drain pump not getting current

The symptoms are: Inop drain pump No electricity from air switch to drain pump but electricity to machine, into air switch, and out of air switch (yellow plug--hot, ground, and no current wire that goes to drain pump) E4 error code

Posted on May 29, 2007

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Re: Drain pump not getting current

Is the inop drain pump the only obvious problem or is there more?

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