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Water in machine under bucket

I ( foolishly)attempted to wash several rugs together,the machine did not spin and empty the water. I manually removed the rugs and after several attempts and many hours I did get it to spin and empty out. There was plenty of debris in the washer from the backing off the rugs.The machine appears to be empty of water but I hear water sloshing under the bucket.( same problem posted Dec.2006 by another user). I think some of the debris may be blocking something, but how do I check this out without having water all over the place?

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Re: water in machine under bucket

Your outlet hose put it down close to the floor into a bucket if water comes out then your pump may have blown if not it will be blocked up u may find if u take the outlet hose of water may come out which means your pipe is blocked

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So, it is imperative that you inspect the drain pump first and remove any obstruction within the drain pump cavity.

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iii) move the washing machine out from the wall, to gain access to the drain pump (usually a large screwcap). Place a large towel on the floor, under the screwcap - this will catch any remaining water that escapes.
iv) unscrew the drain pump cap and withdraw the cap. This cap may also contain a filter, so remove any lint/objects from this filter.
v) with the pump cap/filter removed, look inside the pump cavity and remove any visible obstruction from the impellar (little propeller thing). Then, with your finger, turn the little impellar in both directions - if you feel a 'rubber band' like resistance, then the drain pump may be ok at this point.
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vii) re-assemble the drain pump cap/filter and secure it in place. Install drain hose back into your laundry tub. Plug machine back into power.
viii) fill the bucket with water and pour water back into your machine's bowl. Repeat with a 2nd bucket of water.
ix) manually select and operate SPIN cycle on the machine. Observe if drain pump functions correctly and empties water from the bowl. If yes, then you have resolved the problem.

If your pump has been cleared of all obtstructions but your machine will still not empty water from the bowl, then a full diagnostic will need to be carried out by an authorised service agent to determine which component has failed.

Let me know how you get on.....

Good Luck..

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