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How do you remove meatl face plate in front of Drain pump. Looks to be riveted in place, no visible screws???????

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If you are talking about the bottom front face plate that covers the filter, there are 3 screws on the bottom front. They are painted white (my washer is white) and hard to see. It takes a phillips screwdriver to get them off.

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Error message F9


most likely your drain pump is the culprit.. some of the whirlpool duets had a clean out visible at the bottom of unit with a screw cap to remove make sure nothing is in it.. if it is not visible then the lower panel will have to be removed usually containing (3) 1/4 inch hex screws near the floor the panel will come straight down and out toward you.once removed unplug your unit and remove the cap on the left center area facing you check for obstructions. beware there will be about a gallon of water in there so have towels ready.. after you have checked turn unit back on and try again do you her the pump running?

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F21 fault. How can I fix it fast, the service company can't come for a week. I understand it's the pump or a clog. How do I access the pump. We misplaced the manual.


Hi, you access the pump as follows:
1. Unplug the machine
2. Remove the lower front panel (the full width metal panel below the door). There should be 3 or 4 screws holding it in place.
3. The pump is mounted to the base, and faces forward. Unscrew the clean out plug from the front. Use a shallow pan to catch the small amount of water that is in the pump and hoses. Clean the screen, etc.
4. Put it all back together and plug it in.

Good luck.

Feb 03, 2011 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

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Do I need to clean the filter behind the lower front panel? I removed the panel but nothing in the owners manual that describes it. I heard that you need to do this every year or so for general...


Remove the lower kick plate. Unscrew the two screws holding the kick plate in place, and gently pull off to remove. The kick plate is the lower outside cover of the washing machine.

Place a small bucket under the white hose. Remove the cap on the white hose by untwisting it. Allow any remaining water in the hose to drain into the small bucket. There shouldn't be much water, but there can be some.

Look inside the white hose. Remove any visible obstructions or lint.

Look inside the hose cap. This is where the lint filter is. Remove any visible lint with your fingers. Rinse the hose cap under warm water to remove any remaining lint.

Twist the cap back onto the white hose. Put the kick plate back in place. Screw back on.

Oct 19, 2010 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

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I have a Maytag MAHG-24 front load washer. The LED keeps flashing SUd5s and stopping the wash cycle. There are no visible suds in the washer - I run the rinse/spin cycle but to no avail. I fixed a drain...


The "SUDS" error can be caused by too much detergent, improper detergent, drain pump/drain line problem, or pressure switch malfunction.

1. If you are not using HE detergent, you need to be. These washers are designed to use HE detergent which is formulated for wash tubs that use 5 to 7 gallons of water. If you use regular detergent, you are, in affect, placing a higher concentration of detergent in the washer that is normally formulated for wash tubs that have a 35 gallon capacity. The manufacturer should have a disclaimer in the owner's manual explaining this. In most cases this will also void your warranty. NOTE: Prolonged use of the wrong detergent can damage the drain pump components and or wash tub seals.

If you are using the correct detergent, double check the label to make sure it is not double (2X) or triple (3X) concentrated. You could still be placing too much soap in your wash.


To get rid of excessive detergent, place the washer on a RINSE & SPIN cycle, then run it through a normal wash cycle with NO detergent added. You may have to repeat these steps depending on the amount of detergent used.

2. If you do not have a detergent issue, double check the drain pump and drain lines to ensure they are not obstructed in any way. Click on the following link for step-by-step instructions:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3574284-checking_the_drain_pump_on_a_front_loade

Obstructions in the drain pump and/or drain lines can attribute to air getting trapped in the drain pump and cause the error code. Double check all electrical connections to the drain pump and Central Control Unit (CCU). You will need to remove the top panel of the washer to access the CCU. This is accomplished by removing the three screws in the back of the washer that hold the top panel in place. With the screws removed, slide the panel back, then off. The CCU is located directly behind the wash tub in the center of the washer. The Drain Pump connector will be the 6th connector (facing from the front L to R) in the center of the CCU.


3. Check the Pressure Switch to ensure it is good. The Pressure Switch is located to the right of the CCU as you are looking from the front. It is a small cylindrical shaped device with a connector plug and an air hose attached. The switch can be checked at several water levels by removing the plug and taking resistance readings at the connector pins. Readings are as follows:

(Pins are numbered R to L facing the from the REAR)

Pins 1 to 2 (SUDS Detect) - 0 ohms
Pins 3 to 4 (Overflow) - 0 ohms
Pins 4 to 5 (L1) - 0 ohms
Pins 4 to 6 (Empty) - 0 ohms

COURTESY:jsrock - A senior expert of fixya.....

Oct 04, 2010 | Maytag MAH2400A Compact Front Load Washer

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Routienly will not pump out water ...need solution...thanks


Charles, in a sense, yes there is a filter! First, unplug the machine. Next, at the bottom of the machine is a toe panel. Under the panel are typically 2-4 screws. Remove these screws (either 1/4 or 9/32 nut driver) and place the toe panel aside. Now you are face to face with the washing machine's pump. On the pump is a big turn handle. This can be unscrewed slightly to allow the water to run out of the pump. Using a bucket or shallow pan underneath this will catch the water. Once the water is gone free the pump. Some pumps are simply attached to the washer with rubber feet, some are screwed it. Use the appropriate methods to free the pump.

The pump is still connected to two hoses. One hose is the drain line which goes straight out of the machine and into the wall to drain the water. The other hose comes straight down from the bottom of the tub. THIS hose contains the filter. You will be able to see the bulge in the hose where the filter is contained. Removing this can be tricky sometimes, but just use caution not to puncture the hose. The filter is plastic and has holes. It looks like a hockey mask. Removed trash and reassemble! Hopefully nothing to serious got into the pump and damaged it. But if your machine will drain sometimes, I imagine it is ok :)

May 28, 2010 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

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A coin fell into the basket and rolled into the gap at the edge of the wash plate. I took the plate out but the coin was not there. It must have fallen into the larger slots beneath the wash plates. If I...


The coin will not drain out nor be fed back into the tub by the recirculation pump but it will block the filter or eventually block the impeller of the drain pump and break it. You'll then experience a draining problem and need to replace the drain pump.

What you have to do is remove the basket to get the coin out then take the opportunity to clean the filter vanes. The coin is most probably still in the filter.

Tape the lid to the top of the washer then disconnect power to the washer.

The top of the washer is held to the front of the cabinet by two locks located about six-and-a-half inches away from the outer edges of the washer. Use a putty knife blade or similar tool to press and unlock the top locks.

Insert the blade of a putty knife into the seam between the top of the washer and the cabinet at the given distance from the outer edges of the washer. Press the locks then lift the top of the washer.

Remove the impeller (wash plate) cap by inserting the blade of a flat-bladed screwdriver or similar tool into the slot in the impeller cap, and then pry the cap off.

Remove the 7/16" hex-head bolt from the impeller (wash plate), then lift and remove the impeller from the basket.

Pull the recirculation hose off the tub ring by compressing the spring clamp holding it in place. Remove the tub ring by prying and unsnapping its tabs from the tub.

Lift the basket out of the washer to access and clean the filter. Remove the two screws holding the filter to the tub. Take the filter off and clean it.

Reinstall the filter, the basket, and the wash plate. Secure the wash plate with the 7/16" hex-head bolt then snap the impeller cap in.

Put the tub ring in place aligning the tabs then snap the tabs back into position. Reinsert the recirculation hose into the tub ring and secure it with the spring clamp. Push and lock down the top of the washer to the cabinet.


In case the coin is no longer in the tub or in the filter, turn off the water supply to the washer. Disconnect the fill hoses from the rear the washer and remove the end of the drain hose from the laundry tub or stand pipe.

Place padding or cushion on the floor fronting the washer, and then carefully lay the washer on its front panel to access the drain pump at the bottom of the washer.

With the washer facing down and you facing its bottom, the drain pump is on the left while on the right is the recirculation pump. You can actually see the drain hose connected to the drain pump.

Using a pair of pliers, compress the spring clamps holding the drain pump inlet and outlet hoses. Move the clamps away from the pump then remove the hoses.

Remove the three 5/16" hex-head drain pump mounting screws. Open the wire cover on the pump then disconnect the wires from the terminals of the pump, and then remove the pump from the washer.

Check the pump impeller for any debris and clean it. Reinstall the pump after cleaning and secure it with the three 5/16" mounting screws. Reinsert the inlet and outlet hoses then secure it with the spring clamps. Make sure the tab on the outlet hose connector fits into the slot in the outlet hose.

Reconnect the wires to the pump terminals then close the wire cover.

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During the spin cycle, my maytag washer makes a rather loud clicking sound and stops spinning. It immediatly starts back and the process repeats every time the machine spins at top speed.


Hi
The problem most likely is something stuck in the water port of the drain pump.
The pump is located in the front right bottom of the machine and accessible by reoving the lower front panel, It is held in place by 4 small screws and is connected to the drain lines. Disconnect the plug for the outlet, then disconnect the power connection from the pump. Disconnect the drainlines after removing as much water possible from the drum as the water will come out of these liines when you remove them. Remove the pump, open the cover to see the impeller and hopefully the bobby pin, nail, screw, or whatever else is stuck there will be visible and easily removed. Put the pump cover back on, replace the drain lines and screws, and reconnect the power connection to the pump.
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On an LG 2277 washer. I try to start a load. I get error message: "de"- door not closed. It looks to me that there must a switch to sense if the door is closed. Where is this switch located and how do you...


The switch is behind the front panel - to remove it, unplug the machine and:

1. Open the panel where the drain filter is (lower left side of the front panel)
2. Remove screw visible inside this area and remove the white molded plastic - also remove the screw behind that plastic.
3. Open the washer door and remove the spring loaded wire around the door gasket. Carefully pull the door gasket away from the panel push inside and then reclose the door.
4. Remove the detergent drawer and the two screws visible behind it.
5. Pull the top of the electronics panel away from the machine and lift up - place on top of machine or hook it out of the way
6 Remove the 4 screws that are visible holding the front panel to the machine. Left the entire front panel up about 2 inches and swing to the right

The wire connecting the panel to the machine on the right leads to the switch and door lock mechanism

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Lg front load washer leaking from bottom of machine


I just fixed this problem - there is a rubber hose that hooks the bottom of the drum to the drain and recycle pumps - it is ribbed and it developed a hole. To confirm and repair (repair can be done from the front of the machine)
  1. Unplug the machine.
  2. Drain whatever water you can from the machine using the stoppered hose behind the bottom left panel
  3. Unscrew the visible screw holding the plastic in place near the drain hose and filter
  4. If you can pull the plastic recessed piece out, there is one screw visible behind it - unswcrew this. If you cannot pull it out now, you should be able to get it after you remove the screws in step 10
  5. Pull out the detergent drawer (push in the middle back "botton" to release the drawer to pull out fully)
  6. Unscrew two screws in the drawer area.
  7. Pull the top of the electronics assembly away from the machine and lift the assembly out (place on top of the machine or hook it out of the way)
  8. Open the door and remove the spring loaded wire around the door seal (be careful as the seal can be torn)
  9. Pull the seal away from the metal front panel, then close the door
  10. Remove four screws at the top of the front panel (that were behind the eletronics assembly) - If you already have removed the screw from step 4, proceed, otherwise lean the top of front panel out and pop the plastic out, hold panel in place and remove that bottom screw from step 4.
  11. Lift front panel about two inches, swing the entire front panel to the right and set against something - You should now be able to see inside the machine.
  12. There is a black hose right in the middle - when I squeezed mine a little, I could see where the water was dripping out from the bottom.
  13. There are three clamps - two that can be squeezed with pliers and removed, one that has to be unscrewed (phillips head screw - it is a bit blind as the screw faces the back of the machine) - Once I got mine off - I could see the hole.
  14. Order replacement and reassmble in the opposite order

Apr 05, 2009 | LG WM-2277HW Front Load Washer

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How easy to access the 3 screws?


Underneath. Don't see original post here, but to replace a pump (actually, just the pump motor) on an LG front load washer: Drain water out of small hose inside recess and remove access door cover (at lower left of machine). Remove one phillips head screw and use a plastic putty knife or similar tool to push in on left or right side of recess to remove the plastic recess cup. Now remove the two other phillips head screws visible. Tilt machine back and access pump Assembly from under machine. There is a tab that you will have to work loose. Disconnect electrical wires from pump at disconnect plug. You probably want to remove the hoses going to and away from the pump (squeeze clamps). Pump motor is easy to change out now with three more phillips head screws.

Sep 02, 2008 | LG WM-2277HW Front Load Washer

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