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My LG WT5001CW top load washer will not drain. All diagnostics indicate a pump problem. I took out the pump and tested it and it works fine. What else could be the problem?

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Shine a flashlight up the hose from pump to tub. See if you can see the light from inside the tub. Sometimes a sock or other small item can find it's way in there. Also make sure the impeller of the pump is straight and not cocked to the side, indicating a bent impeller shaft.

Posted on Jan 20, 2013

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    mbiddinger Jan 20, 2013

    Thanks for the feedback. I had already tested the pump when I removed it...doesn't seem to be a problem. Also, I was able to completely drain the tub when it first became a problem and the water flowed freely. Somehow the signal to "pump the water" is not making it to the pump. If I rule out the pump as the problem, then I suspect that it must be a problem with the control board. Any other thoughts?

  • B.H. Countryman Jan 20, 2013

    Well i'm always skeptical when the control board is suspect. Make sure the drain hose to standpipe is not inserted too far and that the machine has not been pushed back restricting it's drain flow.

  • mbiddinger
    mbiddinger Jan 20, 2013

    Thank you.

  • mbiddinger
    mbiddinger Jan 20, 2013

    I reinstalled the pump and decided to test a small load just to see what would happen. It worked fine until it had to drain. I reached back and touched the pump with my hand and it immediately began to work.

  • mbiddinger
    mbiddinger Jan 20, 2013

    I can conclude the pump is fine, the control board is fine. It must be a loose wire at the pump.

  • mbiddinger
    mbiddinger Jan 20, 2013

    Should be an easy fix. Thank you!

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Have the same problem , but when it gets to the drain cycle ( about 12 min left ) will chime and show an i con on display ( washer with a hose on bottom left with an X on it ) and it doesnt drain. I un plug and let sit for awhile , turn on and go to no spin and it will manually drain ( sometimes ) Do I need and New drain pump?

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Solved LE error for my WM1832CW by replacing Hall Sensor. Bought part 5016501KW2002A for $Cdn 26 at Sears parts store. Thanks to TC at http://www.howtomendit.com/answers.php?id=28214 for instructions:
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SOURCE: how do you drain the drain pump in lg front load

There is a small panel on the bottom left front of the washer with a tab on the top middle holding it onto the front of the washer. depress this tab with a small flathead screwdriver and the panel will open downward. You will now see a small round black piece on the left with a flat screw head on it, about an inch in diameter. unscrew this about a quarter of a turn and it will come out with a small hose attached. This is connected to the drain pump. Have a shop vac ready, pull the black plug out of the hose and this will drain the pump. The larger round piece on the right, about 3 inches in diameter is your drain pump. After draining all the water unscrew it with your hand. When you get this out it will have a screen attached which needs to be cleaned at least once a year.
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