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F&P DD603 will not drain and cannot remove draws to check

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I think your question is too brief. "Will not drain"
Is it attempting to drain?
Does the motor to drain the system come on when you first start the machine ?
If it is just a drain issue and the motor to drain the system is functioning correctly, then it is the drain flaps. As the system drains, it passes through the hose that takes it out to the sink. There is a flap in this hose that will allow the water to flow out to the sink/drain and not back in to the machine. After 4-5 years the flap goes bad. Water that does not make it out to the drain will flow back into the machine. You will usually end up with a 1/2 inch of water in the machine. If the drain pump is not working at all, you will have about an 1 inch of water in the machine.

"cannot remove draws"
This is also not overly descriptive.
Is it stuck ?
Is there an error code on the pad ?

Cheers
Vern



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