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Re: DISHWASHER DON'T DRAIN
Check the drain.
This could be a clogged drain line especially if the drain connects to a disposal. Some drains are semi-transparrent and a good light will show the clog. I use a long piece of tubing (snake) to dislodge the clog.
Also, if this does connect to a disposal make sure the dishwasher drain hose is elavated when it leaves the disposal so disposal debris will not get in the dishwasher drain line. You may have to tie the drain line to keep it elavated.
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Wait for 3 to 5 minutes. Usually the door opens thereafter. Be sure to run the drain and spin cycle before opening otherwise, you've got water spilling on your deck. There is a override cable on the bottom of the washers next to the drain pump which is located on the lower front of the washer. You may use this by pulling on it. Remember to drain first.
The most likely cause for your issue is excess debris in the pump strainer, or a bad impeller on the pump. If you have a front small trap door on the front left or right, follow the instructions in your manual for cleaning out the trap. If the trap is empty, or does not exist on the exterior, you may need an experienced repair man to open the machine up to get to the pump strainer and check the drain pump. Pleazer Appliance...
What happens when you select the spin, or drain cycle? Does the washer drain the water and commence with the cycle? If the water does not drain then the door will not unlock on it's own. The pull cord should open the door regardless. If the water is not draining, remove the lower right access panel and check the strainer for excess debris. Pleazer Appliance...
if there is still water in the washer you can use a wet dry shop vac and attach it to the end of the drain hose.Once all the water is removed from the washer you should be able to open the door.
then you need to check the drain pump for anything that may be obstructing the pump. make sure to check the hose that leads from the bottom of the tub to the drain pump.
Most odor problems can be traced to mildew or mold in the creases and folds of the bellows seal and the pump strainer. This is the seal that you see when the door is opened and connects to the drum.
There are chemicals available that can be placed in the washer. I've seen them advertised on YouTube (type in smelly washer), but I cannot vouch for them.
Some people report that they have been advised to leave the door open when the washer is not in use, and I've seen others recommend Tilex.
What works best, in my opinion is a thorough cleaning, including the strainer. Here's how:
Gain access to the strainer. It is located behind the front panel, at the bottom. The strainer is in-line between the drum and the pump, and is connected to the drum with a rubber hose. Open and clean the strainer. Look up into the pump cavity and remove/kill any debris in there as well. Reassemble the strainer, putting a spray of silicone on the "O" ring and threads. Wipe down the bellows seal with a solution of bleach and soapy water, getting all of the grooves and nooks wetted. Let it sit for 5 minutes, and wipe it again. Pour 1 cup of bleach in the washer. Fill the dispensers (detergent, bleach and softener) with bleach. Run a "sanitary" extended cycle with the hottest water on the wash cycle and rinse cycle. When this cycle is completed, run another cycle to flush all bleach residue out. Clean the seal with the bleach/soapy water 1X/week, or as your nose tells you.
Hope that you have found this to be helpful.
Best regards, --W/D--
Everything that you did was good and right. Front loaders have a tendence to harbor mold and mildewy smells by the nature of their design. Cleaning the pump strainer, and repeating the steps that you took woll take care of the problem. The pump strainer is located between the drum and the pump, behind the kick panel of the washer. The strainer is connected to the drum with a rubber hose. Open and clean the strainer. While it is open, peer up into the pump, and see if you can see any other debris in there. Remove al that you can, and reassemble the strainer. Wipe down the seal faces at the door with a solution of bleachy/soapy water, and run a 'sanitary' load with bleach in all dispenser cups. Dump 1 cup of bleach also into the tub prior to starting the empty load. Use the hottest water setting. After the cycle ends, run another empty load to flush all traces of the bleach from the system. This should take care of the issue.
IF water is left in machine then door wont unlock, check pump, run drain cycle. If pump runs but doesnt remove water, then check filter at bottom (small door on bottom front) water will come out when this is done. If washer is completely empty of water and door locked then you may access lock release tab from bottom or reaching down from top to lock asm. Then check lock