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How do you diagnose a bad washer pump vs a cloged line?

Washer didnt drain last night for the first time... I manually drained the machine and am wondering if it is the pump, motor or what? the basket still spins so I dont think it is the motor...

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Amana ALW480DAW seems to be not completely draining. When I start a new load water in basket becomes dingy and smells. Washer smells when it has not been used for a couple of days. We have checked the outflow and inflow drain tubes found no problems. It seems to spin and agitate normally, it drains to a point and leaves water in it, not visible in the basket. When we blow on the outflow tube when it is done draining there is still water present, we can hear it bubble.

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Did you check your lid switch? i had the same problem a few years ago and the plastic piece on the lid was broken a few dollars and i fixed myself

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Well your particeluar machine has a direct drive pump so if the motor is spinning so is your pump, you can remov ethe lower acess panel and see the pump hoses right there, if you disconnect one it shouldbe apparnt as to whats happening

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Here is the Service Manual for reference. Sears Parts Direct for reference.

What makes you say the drain pump/line is clogged? Have you taken an error code to the display of ND for no drain? Is the machine is a FAV6800A or FAV9800A?

Is the machine failing in spin cycle of the wash cycle?

Can you supply more info regarding your no drain issue?

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Pic of the drain pump on the left side of the machine base and the motor controller on the right side……Rich

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