Question about Washing Machines
The check drain light comes on and the machine will not spin or drain. I have emptied it manually 3 times now (it is full of water - about two buckets full) each time and the is nothing in the filter and the impeller is rotating freely. It did chew up a fluffy bath mat last week and I wonder if there is fluff in the drain hose. I have looked at the troubleshooting manual and don't really understand the difference between the fluff filter, the drain filter and the drain pump - all words used in there! Any suggestions please? Thanks, best regards, Sylvia
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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 airtight into the standpipe and neither too deep into it. Snaking out your standpipe would be good too.
Your filter of the water inlet valve is accessible outside the machine; it is at the water entry point. Close your faucet & check this out; this gets clogged often.
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Posted on Feb 25, 2008
SOURCE: LG Intello 7KG Washing Machine
You may have some articles that made their way into the pump housing. Alot of times I see dimes get stuck in the ports of the pump, remove and check out thoroly and also check hoses coming to pump for little son of a gun articles that like to hide.
Posted on Apr 01, 2008
SOURCE: Kenmore HE3 Won't Drain
The fault code F02 has about three suggested solutions with the last one being to change the pump. The diagnostic tree is slightly flawed. Before anyone changes the pump there is one more very common problem. The pressure sensor which tells the drain pump when to stop running and the water valves when to shut off has a manifold located on the lowest point in the back of the drum housing (back has to be removed to access). The manifold plugs up with undisolved detergent and lint and prevents the pressure sensor from receiving the proper signal. The pump will continue to run until it times out (at 15 minutes) and results in an F02 code.
Posted on May 21, 2008
SOURCE: W640 - Water Outlet Fault
I solved this problem this morning, after several months with intermittent "water outlet fault" error messages.
Our pin trap was cleared many times over the months. The propellor turned freely. However, the problem persisted.
So I unplugged the machine, removed the back panel (8 or so hex screws) and located the point where the drainage hose meets the water draining pump. I then separated the hose from the pump and found 2 United States 10-cent pieces lodged together with gunk that effectively blocked the drainage hose. 10-cent pieces ("dimes") are the perfect diameter to get stuck there and not appear in the pin trap where you could easily see and remove them.
Three loads later, the machine is working according to spec. Hope this helps.
Posted on Jul 08, 2009
Hi Gary,It sounds to me that you have a blockage within the pressure systemas this is a classic sign. If you take the top off the machine you will see a round switch with a few wires going to it.This is the pressure switch. at the bottom of this switch is a thin pipe,normally black or clear. there is a small spring clip holding this pipe to the switch, If you remove this pipe and gently blow down it you will probably find it is blocked. You will then need to follow this pipe to the bottom of your machine. At the bottom of the machine where this pipe is fitted you will see there is a chamber and it is this chamber likly to be blocked.Some times you may clear this with a small piece of wire by removing the small pipe and poke wire through, but best way is to see how this chamber is removed and remove it for cleaning.Ensure machine is off at mains. this chamber fills with water and causes air pressure within the switch at the top of machine, which in turn tells programe when machine is full and also when empty. If this fails then machine will not turn off water supply as long as it is on. there fore when you reconnect parts ensure they are tight and clips back in place. Good luck and hope this works. Failing this working you may need to call an engineer to check switch and possible fault on board.
Posted on Feb 13, 2010
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