Question about Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer
Washer washes will not drain or spin, when draining starts humming
If you have no known issues with your plumbing, it sounds like you either have a failed drain pump, or something obstructing the pump, preventing it from draining. As long as the wash tub is still full of water, the unit will not proceed to a spin cycle. I would recommend you check the drain pump first. The following link explains how:
Make sure you also check all the drain hoses for clogs as well. In particular, the hose that runs from the bottom of the wash tub to the inlet side of the drain pump. Small articles of clothing have been known to find their way into this area. NOTE: Using a wet/dry shop vac will go along way towards assisting you with emptying the washer of all water and minimizing the mess associated with cleaning out the drain pump.
If you clean out the pump and the unit still does not drain properly, the manufacturer recommends replacing the drain pump. The next link explains how:
Normally, a drainage issue is also associated with an error code of either "F02" or "F21, depending on model. Does your washer also show any error codes on the front panel? Now...with that said, the absence of an error code does not necessarily mean you do not have a failed component. For some reason, sometimes an error does not always get generated.
I hope this helps you. Let me know if you have further questions, or still need assistance.
Posted on Jan 16, 2009
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