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Calipso washer will not drain

Washer will not drain,black hose that conects to drain pump calapes when it trys to drain just a little water gets through

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  • nrringstad Feb 23, 2009

    i took off the pump and hoses but did not find anything in side the motor spins freely the pump turns fine

  • nrringstad Feb 23, 2009

    i took out the agitator and there is nothing blocking the holes in the bottom of the tub to the drain and nothing in the drain well below the basket ,it is like the pump is running backwards trying toput suction on the soft block hose

  • rjw2 May 11, 2010

    How do I take the hose off with out getting water all over?



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What you are seeing is a blockage inside the tub. when the water cant get to the drain hose it will try to **** the water in it and that will cause the hose to colapse you need to remove the hose and see what is in it causing the no drain condition. i would guess a sock or something small like that. might even be a coin but something is blocking the water from getting into the drain pump.

Posted on Feb 23, 2009

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    Tom Zwiebel Feb 24, 2009

    cant say that i have ever seen a drain pump run backwards, so i dont think that is happening.
    there is a special pliers made, called a "pinch-off" that will close the hose and stop any water from coming out while you take the hose off. its not to easy to find though, but some auto parts stores do have them.
    you can take a regular vise grip and 2 small pieces of thin wood and pinch the hose closed. that might be enough to stop the water.
    i would still be looking for a blockage going into the pump where the hose hooks onto the tub sump area.
    sometimes its hard to see from the top as the tub has a sump at the rear and thats where it could get blocked. use a bright light and shine it inside the sump area and see if anything is in there.
    the other possibility is something inside a hose. check carefully again and make sure nothing is in the hoses too.
    also when you have the pump off, look inside it and be sure no lint or small items are inside the impeller. this is very common.



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