Question about Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer
The washer still has water in it but it will not turn or continue cycle. There is an "F" in the window. I hear a quiet hum. The washer is about five years old. Please help.
The hum you hear is the drain pump trying to get the water out of there, but it can't for one of two reasons. 1.) It's jammed by debris (pillow stuffing material, underwire from a bra, etc...) 2.) The pump itself has failed. UNPLUG THE WASHER! You'll need to remove the three screws that are located below the bottom front panel. (Do this easily by leaning the machine backwards toward the wall and propping the 2 front feet up with a brick or the 4" side of a 2x4) These screws are star shaped, called "Torx" screws, size #20. After you have those removed, pull the panel downward and pull out from the bottom at the same time, then set the panel aside. Mounted to the floor of the machine near the center is the drain pump, see the hose coming out of the bottom of the tub and into the pump? That one will HAVE to be clamped off before you continue. Use 2 open end wrenches and a pair of vice grips... use the wrenches to pinch off the hose and the vice grips to clamp the TIGHTLY into place. Now remove the drain trap cover. Rotate the hand grip counter-clockwise several turns and pull it toward you. (*THERE WILL BE SOME WATER COME OUT EVEN THOUGH YOU HAVE THE HOSE CLAMPED OFF. HAVE TOWELS READY) Use a flashlight and your fingers to inspect the pump area, remove any debris you find. Make sure it's COMPLETELY cleared out. Then re-install the drain trap cover next remove your hose clamps. Plug your machine back in and set it to "spin only" and engage. You should hear the pump fire up and water being evacuated. Is so? You did it! Rebuild everything. Job time= ~45 minutes. If not, you have a bad pump and it should be replaced. The part # is 280187 and list for ~$115.00 at your local appliance parts retailer. Good luck! Please post back.
Posted on Aug 13, 2007
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