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Impeller or clog?

Ok, I'm pretty proud of myself, although I am also very wet. My front loader didn't drain. Following the directions jsrock516 gave justvanessa, I unplugged, detached hose - at which time a ton of water came from the impeller hole - and used the shop vac to see if there was a clog in the drain tubing. It was clear. The impeller motor is quite hot. The drum turns, the water drained out of the impeller hole, so I stuck my finger in there to see if there was a clog, but it was sort of scary. Also, when the machine cycles to what appears to be the drain time, a motor makes a noise, sort of like a hum. It's not whiny and it's not grindy. I also unplugged the little wire bundle that goes to the impeller (for fun???). I don't know what to do next. Anybody?

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  • Lawson Hunsicker Aug 21, 2007

    I ordered the part. It'll be here in 2-3 days and I'll be back then. Now I just have to find a small enough screwdriver to get in there and get the old part out. You, by the way, are EXTREMELY clear about what to do, and it makes me unafraid to try. Thank you very much. I'll be back.

  • Lawson Hunsicker Aug 24, 2007

    jsrock-
    YOU ARE THE MAN!!!! The part came without directions, but it was pretty straight forward, even though it was kind of hard getting a tool in there to loosen the 2 screws that held it. I put in the new drain pump, completely disassembled the old one, and found a wooden 3 inch long cuticle pusher from a manicure set inside! This machine works better than it has in a long time and I am so proud of myself!! If it hadn't been for your answer and the confidence it gave me that you knew what you were talking about, and you understood what I was talking about, I would STILL be waiting for a service call to even start the EXPENSIVE process. At this point, I'm on my 3rd load of laundry and catching up fast, saying THANK YOU,JSROCK! You DO rock!!!! I'm a widow and don't have much money and I DID it! GOD BLESS YOU!

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WOW! Thank you so much for this information! All I had to do was remove the hose from the pump unit and the business end of a pocket screwdriver fell out! You saved me $$$ and for that I am very grateful!

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It sounds like you've done all the preliminaries, but now it appears you may have a bad drain pump. If the pump is only humming and water is not draining, the motor is probably bad. So...here's a few more questions to consider: 1. Is there water being left in the tub? Definitely a bad pump possibility. 2. When you had to pump open, were you able to spin the impeller? Sometimes small items like a piece of gravel can stop the impeller from turning. 3. Did you check the ENTIRE drain line all the way to the standpipe? You could have a pinched or clogged line still. If you've already tried everything, then I suggest purchasing a new drain pump. The prices vary depending on model, but they all are pretty simple to replace. Generally, there is one (maybe two) screws holding it in place. Disconnect the inlet and outlet drain hoses on the the pump, and remove the electrical connector. Make sure you have the washer unplugged when you do this. Also...to save you from a huge mess the next time, remove the drain hose from the standpipe at the wall and use you shop vac to drain the water THROUGH the drain line. That way you don't have a soppy mess to clean up afterwards. Good luck and let me know if there's anything else I can help you with.

Posted on Aug 21, 2007

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    Jeff Rockwell Aug 22, 2007

    Thanks for the feedback. I'll be standing by if you need me.

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    Jeff Rockwell Aug 25, 2007

    Glad I could be of some help. It makes me happy to hear some gratitude once in a while. Now you have some experience and know what to look for the next time you have a problem. Don't forget to check those pockets and keep all the things OUT of the washer that aren't supposed to be there. Good luck to you.

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This advice is for Kenmore Elite and Whirlpool Duet model FRONT LOADERS displaying the “F02” error code.

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To check the drain pump, click on the following link for step-by-step instructions.

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

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