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My front load washer keeps pausing and stopping many times during a wash. i have to hit pause/start to restart it but i did not push pause to stop it it does it on its own

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There is an access panel on the back of the unit. 6 screws and on the bottom is a rubber hose that comes from the tub. inside that rubber hose is a filter cup. i have the same unit and mine did the same thing. took it out pulled clog out put it back together. works like a charm. hard to get at but you can do it. use a drill with a Phillips head to make it quicker. Also have pliers and a pair of channel locks on hand.

Posted on Nov 06, 2012

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  • johnny matthews Nov 07, 2012

    there was a red rubber circle hanging onto the pastic that the drain hose goes over. is that suppose to b there? do i leave it there?

  • Richard Roth
    Richard Roth Nov 07, 2012

    Not sure. I haven't seen that but if it was just hanging there, leave it hanging.

  • johnny matthews Nov 08, 2012

    i did and did what you suggested. my wife just washed a load of clothes and it worked great! thanks

  • Richard Roth
    Richard Roth Nov 08, 2012

    I'm glad it worked! Thanks for using FixYa!

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Hi, check your exit hose spigot, it may be clogged. This is if your filter is all clean. There should be air for passage in the standpipe behind. Your hose should not fit air tight into the standpipe and neither too deep into it. Snaking out your standpipe would be good too.

Posted on Jan 01, 2011

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SOURCE: During wash cycle washer pauses and have to push

exact same problem here

Posted on Mar 09, 2011

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SOURCE: keep stopping pausing

If you leave the machine to itself, will it go through the whole wash satisfactorily? If it does, then the start and stop is designed into it. What it is doing is stopping and reversing the washing action. That is so the clothes will not wind up in a long rope shape, like the winding up of a towel like you use to do to a towel to snap your bother or sister in the showers or at the pool. It UNWINDS the load... It goes a few turns one way, then pauses, then a few turns the other way and pauses. Hope this helps..... 2529817.gif

Posted on Dec 01, 2009

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SOURCE: For about six months now

Hi from retired Englishman in SW France,

I would gently suggest as a first step that you clean the drain motor/pump lint tray/filter. So many 'faults' are caused by blocked filters and many machines will not even go to rinse or spin or release the door lock if there is any water still left inside.
Following are my complete and generic guidance notes for checking both the drain motor filter and the drain motor ;-0)

REMOVE POWER AND ENSURE YOU HAVE A WATER RECEPTACLE/RAGS TO SOAK UP THE WATER WHICH IS BOUND TO POUR OUT (alternatively use a wet vac as sensibly suggested by VinnyB1234!)
If you are unsure where the filter is, it is often behind the front lower (kick) panel (or in some machines at the rear in an awkward position!). These panels are either held on by (plasic) screws or will just pull off. Most filters are held in by a round cover/knob. Sometimes the filter will not come out with the cover and you will have to persuade it to come out to play.
It's surprising what people have found in theirs! It is always worthwhile checking it on a regular basis.
Now- whilst the filter is removed it is normally possible to see the drain motor and ensure it is not jammed by a foreign object such as a needle or a toothpick. It should be able to be turned by hand/finger- the power IS OFF!
At this point it is also possible to test if the motor works. No clothes or water in the machine, select a spin cycle and put the power back on. You should be able to see the motor turning at some point, possibly straight away. Using something suitable like a glove see if it is easy to briefly slow the motor down. If it is easy then the motor is malfunctioning.

If this has assisted you please consider a 4 thumbs up for the rating.
Thanks and good luck!
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Posted on Aug 16, 2011

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SOURCE: I have a ATF7000FS1 washer that has been pausing

some machine will stop before spin its called crease guard if you are useing a low temp cycle its there to give you the option to stop your cloths wrinkling try another cycle

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