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My washer wont drain, after the agitator stops it just turns off.

I put the drain hose to a floor drain, emptied washer quickly,no clog.I replaced the pump for it ,but still have the same problem.Whats the next thing to check? Thanks Tim

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If your unit has never been serviced - there should still be an original service manual enclosed in plastic taped to the inside of the shell.
In the service manual are Error codes, maintenance procedures, and troubleshooting steps you can follow.


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