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Won't pump out water at the end of wash or rinse cycle.

Timer is moving. When the normal 90 second pump-out cycle is reached, the washer is dead, no noise at all. Then when it moves to spin cycle, the washer spins and pumps out water, but the tub is still full, and most of the spin cylcle is spent pumping out the water that wasn't pumped out before the spin cycle was reached. Clothes are still wet when using the high water settings. Spin and lid switch work normally. Sounds like a timer issue to me, since the washer is dead quiet when pump out cycle is reached? can you confirm? Pump works fine when spin cycle is reached. How can I troubleshoot the pump-out failure? The only thing running durring pump-out is the timer.

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  • James Sandberg Feb 16, 2009

    It pumps right away when the tub is full and not spinning fast enough to push water out, indicating the water is being pumped and not driven out be CF. I did think of this, but I really dont think its the problem. Will double check. Also, there is absolutely noise when in the pump out cycle. The motor is not running at all when the timer is in this cycle.

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I don't know this model at all, but hada similar set of syptoms on an electrolux .....

Just a thought, but have you checked the pump chanber is not impeded by a stray hairgrip, or bit of wire?

The fact it doesn't pump when it should, but allows water to pass when the centrifugal force of a spin cycle builds up, would indicate that maybe its the pump that either has a jammed impeller, or a blown motor (or fuse).

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Sounds a like the timer is unable to give the right commands to the pump

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