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Washer will not drain

Our washer will go through the first 2 cycles, but it will not drain and spin. We check the pump motor and it is working good. Wondering what else could be the problem.

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Your outlet filter is probably clogged; this requires periodic cleaning according to usage. Clean this out and refit. Ref manual. Be prepared for water to come out of the front so keep some towels or pan handy.

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This is definitely a lid switch problem. The drain pump doesn't work because the motor doesn't work in the spin mode. The drain pump is attached to rear spline of the drive motor. During the agitate cycle, the motor turns in such a way that the pump turns in reverse and instead of pumping out water, it pumps water in. During the spin cycle, the motor turns in the opposite direction which make the drain pump pump the water out. This function is activated through the lid switch.

Make sure the lid switch actuator is intact and installed properly. Raise the lid and activate the lid switch manually by pushing it down with an insulated or insulator material. Replace the lid switch (part number 3949247) if the machine still does not spin.

Unplug the machine or disconnect power then release the console from the top of the cabinet by removing the screws securing the rear of the console. Pull forward and up on the console and lay it back on the hinges.


Disconnect the lid switch harness connector by pressing on the tab located in the middle and pulling it up.


The cabinet is attached to the rear of the washer by two brass-colored retaining clips. Insert a flat blade screwdriver into the turned-up edge of the clip, located on both sides, and then pry back to release the clip from the slot in the cabinet.


Open and hold the lid while grabbing the cabinet front opening then tilt the top of the cabinet toward you by pulling the cabinet away from the base. This releases the front and back slots of the cabinet from the tabs in the front and back of the base.


Using the side of your leg and/or body as a support for the front of the cabinet, carefully lift up the cabinet and lay the front on a cushioned floor to access the lid switch.


Remove the lid switch ground and mounting screws then release the wire harness from the metal retainers. Pull the lid switch connector out and install the new lid switch in reverse order of the removal steps.


Bring the cabinet to the front of the washer then slide the front bottom rail of the cabinet under the rail at the base of the machine then lay down the cabinet into position. Make sure the slots in the cabinet sit into the tabs at the base of machine. Reconnect the lid switch harness then push the retaining clips back down into position to secure the cabinet to the rear of the machine. Reinstall and secure the console to complete the repair.

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I believe your drain pump filter is just clogged. The drain pump is trying to pump the water out before the Spin cycle, but can't. Usually this is caused by a foreign object that is obstructing the impeller. See my tip on how to access, drain & clean the Drain Pump Filter:


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I believe your drain pump filter is just clogged. The drain pump is trying to pump the water out before the Spin cycle, but can't. Usually this is caused by a foreign object that is obstructing the impeller. See my tip on how to access, drain & clean the Drain Pump Filter:


After this, the Spin cycle will run, after the drainage procedure. If it does not, then you may need to replace the Drain Motor. Which is a easy task.

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