Question about Washing Machines
Works fine until draining then periodically pump makes a very loud 'straining' noise. Have noticed sand and assorted other objects such as a dime and paper clips in the laundry tub after draining. Had a full size gym sock pulled from the pump when unit was new and was told model has no filter system. I'm assuming the pump is partially clogged (as it still pumps) causing the noise. Is there an easy way to clean out the pump and if no how do I de-gunk or re-place it myself?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: rattling noise during spin cycle
from a washing machine occur during the spin cycle. If you hear loud
thumping during the spin, the load of clothes may have become
unbalanced. Stop the washer and redistribute the clothes, then re-start
it. Repeat these steps if necessary.
Posted on Nov 12, 2008
SOURCE: My Estate washer will not drain.
Hey Don, If you removed the cabinet to get to your pump, you had to unplug the wire that connects to your lid switch. Did you make sure to plug the lid switch plug back into it's plug-in on top of your cabinet under control panel when you re-installed the cabinet. Your washer won't spin or pump water if this is the case. I'd check that first, then check the lid switch itself for proper operation. Happy to help, Tim. please don't forget to rate my help. Thanks.
Posted on Jun 29, 2009
"F02" is a Long Drain error (as you well know by now). The error code is generated when the drain time exceeds 8 minutes. If the pump motor or impeller is damaged and it is not pumping at the correct volume, the error code will continue until the pump is replaced.
I applaud your effrots. You isolated the source and did all the necessary steps required to clear this error code, but if you perform all these preliminary measures and still have problems, the rule of thumb is to replace the pump.
The "SUDS" error can occur in conjunction with the "F02" error. If the pump is not functioning properly and air is detected in the drainage system, you will get the SUDS error as well.
"F09" is an overflow condition error code which has many causes, inlcuding the drain pump. Everything seems to point to the drain pump in this one. Replace it and your problems may go away.
A replacement can be purchased at any of the following web sites:
Use whatever part source you like, but I have found these sites to be the most reliable and offer competitive pricing.
If you have questions, or need additional assistance, please let me know. I hope this helps you.
Posted on Sep 02, 2009
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SOURCE: Kenmore Elite HE3 F02 error
If you checked the drain pump reservoir and the problem still persists, you may have a pump with a damaged motor/impeller, or something lodged in one of the drain lines. In particular, the drain line that runs from the bottom of the wash tub to the inlet side of the pump.
I recommend you remove the inlet hose, first and inspect for clogs. In is common for small garments to become lodged in this area and restrict water flow to the drain pump. Check the output drain line for obstructions as well.
It does not take much to damage this small drain pumps. The error code is generated if the drain cycle exceeds 8 minutes. So...if the impeller or motor become damaged, and the pump does not pull water at the correct volume, you may still experience the drain error. In this case, you will have to replace the pump in order to get the error to clear. The following link explains how:
Replacements can be purchased at any of the following websites:
Prices vary between sites, so shop and compare. the first three sites listed also have helpful exploded view parts illustrations to assist you with locating and properly identifying the parts you may need.
If you have any questions, please post back and let me know. I hope this helps you.
Posted on Mar 06, 2010
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It is a common fault that the drain fails to work in most machines in a period of time and is the most problematic fault in a washing machine. In all occasions it is important that your observation is most important and so is vital to the identification /rectification and solution.As you have noticed that the drain pump is clogged this could have produced the noise. Now remove the drain pump, clean the drain pump, use back flushing to clear off all dirt. Now test using power to see if this works and can be simulated. If the pump does not work even with power then it must be replaced.
Cleaning a pump: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKjKi50YBpI&NR=1&feature=fvwp
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